Encourage Strategic Preparation for Transitions


Compass Career Management Solutions has been Experts in the business of “Change and Transitions” since we began in 1994.  Yet, it is no easier for any business or people.  One of the key factors that affects the process and outcome is “Good Organization”.  The better organized the businesses or persons are, as well as being focused on their processes, the smoother and less chance of snags will transpire.  The fact is there must be a “strategic plan” to follow.  Part of that comes from being sure of your goal and purpose.

With almost 25 full years of business, we have dealt with multiple acquisitions, downsizings, restructurings, mergers, etc.  Just having professionals like ours to help business owners and leaders to examine and talk through whatever transition lay ahead, oversights and gaps can be avoided.  For those who are directly involved in the transition, it is quite common to let certain details fall between the cracks.

There should be a schedule of tasks to be done in a specific order that would help your transition run more smoothly, as well as avoid duplications or oversight.  Assignments should be included to manage the different tasks.  Make sure each individual is aware of the time table, as well as the task to be done.

This is the time of year that many companies make more adjustments or transitions.  Even if it is a small acquisition or reduction, plans should be made well in advance, and arrangements made, especially anything dealing with the workforce.  A company can reduce tremendous stress, as well as avoid losing good employees, when the owners/managers realize that a mishandled transition will make others feel insecure.

Compass Career Management’s services can include a process that demonstrates sensitivity of employees, as well as incentives to encourage those valued employees to remain with the organization.  All businesses go through a variety of transitions over time, including our firm.  The key is to watch trends, be aware of changes in industries, keep good communication with your workforce, and be flexible.  Sometimes small adjustments can keep your organization strong, or new practices or technology, etc. can help to improve processes that have become a hindrance labor wise or too costly.