Your organization is made up of humans with different motives, different methods of communication, and different levels of understanding around your goals. If you want to make a large change in your business strategy, internal processes, or company culture, it’s vital that your employees deeply understand their part in the new way of working. One-way communication from the top down falls flat. People need communication tailored for outlining what they need to know and what’s in it for them.
Most organizations are savvy enough to identify how a change in process, strategy, or culture will benefit their employees. Staff often hear the same refrain reinforcing the change message and its benefits to employees in quarterly all-hands meetings.
This is a good start. However, it’s often not enough when you need to see enterprise-wide results fast. How do you take your change efforts to the next level?
That’s exactly the question that a global financial services company with 200K+ employees asked XPLANE. They were looking for a method to jumpstart change communications and reduce the time to execution.
The solution, in this case, is a tool for change leaders to build next-level engagement across the organization. The tool, which we called an “Engagement Canvas,” offers a rigorous template for thinking through the various employee groups who need to understand how the change will affect and benefit them as well as a means for sustaining the change conversation over time. Thus the Engagement Canvas provides a scalable and repeatable process for taking your internal change communication to the next level.
Our finance services client used this tool to socialize their findings with change leaders in a selected leadership program. Their goal was to communicate the value of the leadership program and why it’s important to be involved.
Ready to get started?
Look at our sample, download the canvas, and give it a try with your teams.