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Ignition Guide to Driving Employee Adoption of Change

Published: 19 February 2019

ID: G00705976

Analyst(s): Supply Chain Research Team


This step-by-step guide will help supply chain leaders understand change and its impact on different employee segments, create a change management plan tailored to the segments’ needs and sustain staff performance through the change.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 6: Prepare for Managing the Change

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 6: Develop an Understanding of Change and Its Impact


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Address the Potential Barriers to Change Adoption


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Create a Change Management Plan


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 6: Launch the Change Management and Communication Plan


How to Set Up for Success

Step 6 of 6: Monitor the Effectiveness of the Employee Change Adoption

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

Recommended by the Authors

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