In the first post of this series, we noted how instrumental your IT organization is to enterprise productivity, risk mitigation and profit protection. We also introduced the change management spectrum and it’s first two phases: 1) Communication Conception and 2) Collaborative Architecting.
Gaining stakeholder buy-in and workforce adoption for unified communications deployment is key to success.
IT is a multifaceted category as it connects every function of your enterprise, no matter the type of work. Changing suppliers for an IT based offering can introduce specific challenges. It is vital to forge a path of properly set expectations that will make a positive and meaningful impact for the acclimation of your workforce to a new supplier, and vice versa.
As a procurement leader you are often put in the position to guide your organization through change as you make new vendor selections and rollout new solutions. Naturally, you may face different levels of resistance from stakeholders along the way.