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This is how Francesca went from the Xander academy to delivering a global business change programme for a FTSE 100 software company.
Francesca worked for a FTSE 100 global accounting software company to provide company wide support for their business change programme.
The aim was to embed the client's current operating model into a newly acquired part of the business and create a winning culture that united colleagues.
Francesca was brought in to support the change function with overcoming a number of challenges that the client was facing, such as:
A newly acquired part of the business worked in very different ways to the norm of the client, using different capabilities, services, and processes in day-to-day tasks.
Some staff members were comfortable with their original ways of working and displayed a resistance to any change from the outset.
Being a global business, communications to managers and colleagues became an obstacle – especially when organising things like training sessions.
Francesca was responsible for delivering the following tasks in the change programme.
Delivered detailed change, communication and training plans outlining everything that needed to occur for this change to be rolled out effectively.
Training and communications plans to lower resistance to the proposed change, and support and captivate all colleagues through the change.
Francesca was also responsible for rolling out a new timekeeping, payroll, talent acquisition, and travel booking process.
The programme has ultimately enabled the company to streamline and perform as a single organisation, making significant strides to uniting the culture among colleagues and helping the client to make fantastic progress towards achieving significant milestones.
Several reports were obtained in the different workstreams to look at how well the new ways of working had been adooted.
The data showed clear and positive trends, demonstrating an enthusiastic adoption of the new systems and processes by colleagues.
"Francesca's enthusiasm and can-do attitude helped ensure a high morale throughout the programme and helping the team reach its end goal. She displayed strong emotional intelligence, which allowed her to successfully manage and address conflict before it impacts productivity or team wellness."
Business Change Manager
Francesca Business Change ConsultantI had regular catch ups with my mentor at Xander to check in on the progress of my project and to reflect more generally on self-development. My mentor helped me to continue to focus on the key deliverables and stay on track with targets and goals. If help was needed at any stage, whether this be technical, or personal, this was flagged and acted upon following the meetings.In her words
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