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When you are short of time, here is the one action that will give you 80 percent results in 20 percent of the time.
Position the project as an organization-wide initiative.
BY DOING THIS
– Link your project to the general business strategy.
– Demonstrate how it will benefit each function.
– Ensure cross-functional participation on all key project teams.
In our digital world, cross-functional alignment is essential during change projects because everything is connected. All big changes require every business area to support them through new ways of working.
Most large changes have different benefits and drawbacks for each part of the organization. This means you must motivate groups with diverse perspectives to collaborate, share information and follow your plan.
Positioning your change as a company-wide initiative raises its importance and provides a strong rationale for allocating resources to it. Educating each group about the benefits they will get will help ensure that all stakeholders are represented throughout the implementation.
CROSS-FUNCTIONAL PARTICIPATION TOOL: What functions need to be on what project teams to ensure full participation?
Participation is easier to secure before the project team begins work.
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