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Integrate Organizational Change in the Strategic Planning Process

Published: 22 November 2016

ID: G00316558

Analyst(s): Elise Olding , Christie Struckman


CIOs spend too much time resolving unanticipated people and organizational issues. Identifying people and organizational changes needed during the strategic planning process can save time and reduce employee distress. Here is a five-step process to proactively identify the people challenges.

Table Of Contents


  • Step 1: Use the Strategy and Planning Framework
  • Step 2: Describe the People and Organizational Change(s)
  • Step 3: Identify People and Management Systems Impacts
  • Step 4: Leverage Business Partners to Facilitate the People and Organizational Changes
  • Step 5: Embed Changes in the Operational Plans
  • Parting Thoughts

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