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What’s Change Got to Do With IT?

Written by Parm Chohan

Last month I had the privilege of attending the Chamber of Commerce Caledon Business Summit. On top of that, being part of the panel speakers on stage with other amazing panellists! WOAH! What a fantastic day the Chamber organized!

I walked into the room, thinking I’d be early. NOPE. To my pleasant surprise the room was packed with the hustle and bustle of networking, laughter, photo-taking and more!

The first person I noticed – another handsome turbaned brother, who’s a lot taller than me. Standing next to him and taking this photo might have triggered my shortness insecurities! 😁. All good – my lack of height I make up in width and loudness!


Here is one of the questions I was asked and some points I had noted down. Maybe there’s something that lands with you.

Q: Disruption often brings about significant change. How do you inspire your team to embrace change and see it as an opportunity for growth, rather than a threat?

A: Here are some, not all, but some questions you can keep on deck should change hit you (un)expectedly.

Purpose & Objectives

  1. What is the purpose of this change management exercise?
  2. What specific objectives are we aiming to achieve?

Stakeholder Engagement

  1. Who are the key stakeholders affected by this change?
  2. What are the communication strategies we can use to engage them?
  3. How will their feedback be leveraged?


  1. What steps do we need to take to implement the change exercise?
  2. Are roles and responsibilities clearly defined?

Impact & Progress

  1. What potential impacts does this change have on employees, processes, and resources?
  2. What metrics or indicators are being used to track progress and measure the success?


  1. How will we measure success?
  2. What feedback will be gathered, from whom and what will we do with it?

What stands out the most from all of this? What would you edit or tackle differently? Please share because I would love to learn from you!

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