Change management is fun, right?
As the leader of a nonprofit organization you’re well aware that failure to modernize is a major risk factor.
Managing change might seem slightly easier in the nonprofit world if you think of it in terms of building a highway. This analogy comes easily to me, as a communications consultant to nonprofits, as well as major highway projects.
Whether it’s a highway or a nonprofit organization, wouldn’t it be much easier to rebuild if you could just send your calls to voice mail and all the traffic to an alternate route?
But you can’t really do that. It’s essential to keep providing service even as you re-examine and fix everything. Impossible?
Keep the traffic flowing
In the nonprofit environment, organizational change closely resembles a highway reconstruction project. As users of the system, we hate the traffic jams but love the smooth highway that results.
Let’s look at the elements of a huge highway reconstruction project, keeping in mind how these elements are analogous to development and implementation of your new strategic plan.