Louise Ellekilde Fogstrup, Founder and Partner
‘Change is the only constant’ seems more appropriate than ever. However, change is never easy, especially in the context of the business, as it impacts the HOW and the WHAT of people’s working lives.
To develop an agile and adaptable workplace culture, capable of delivering sustainable change, organisations should follow a systematic approach to managing change. Change-centric organisational development delivers sustainable results to ensure long-term behavioral changes, personal development, optimum knowledge transfer, and work-related attitude. It goes beyond project management and technical tasks undertaken to bring about organisational changes. Instead, it involves leading the ‘people side’ within an enterprise.
In such a scenario, Enabling Change—a boutique change management specialist—is helping enterprises navigate through such a disruptive transformation with ease, through its focused change initiatives: advisory, consultancy, and guidance and training services for the C-suite executives. The results speak for themselves; clarity of the transformation journey increase on average by 25 percent. Understanding of the required business impact and the level of required change to deliver sustainable results increase by an average of plus 40 percent. Leadership's ability to execute the change increase by on average 25 percent.
Through their services, the Enabling Change delivers measurable results to leaders, project managers and an entire organisation by helping them quantify and structure their transformation journey.“We facilitate senior leaders in bridging the transition between strategy launch and change by strengthening leadership teams in the process,” affirms Louise Ellekilde Fogstrup, founder and partner of Enabling Change. Having over 10 years of experience in managing business transformations, Louise, who leads her team at Enabling Change, has been instrumental in driving transformational change across many organisations.
Louise notes that ‘change’ can be an intensely emotional and personal journey. Most often, the people who are expected to adopt the changes are treated with ‘one-size-fits-all’ approaches, which is more antagonistic than empathetic to achieve the intended outcome. Instead, Enabling Change analyses how each individual’s natural talents could be better leveraged with the changes for more in-depth and broader engagement. This customised approach to change management is a hallmark of Enabling Change. To that end, Enabling Change works with the client in defining the problem, change, or opportunity by developing the strategy together. During this process, the company identifies and fully understands its client’s every business aspect, including the needs and perception of all stakeholders for the preparation and planning of successful change management blueprint.
A factor that makes Enabling Change a cut above the rest is its leadership training program, which is designed to meet the specific learning needs of an organisation, whereby content and exercises are tailored according to the client’s organisational context, region, and language. In addition to leadership development, Enabling Change also addresses merger and acquisition (M&A) issues. In an M&A scenario, the firm creates smooth, efficient, and effective transitions by involving people from the process and product teams while ensuring the entire idea manifests and works quickly.
Helping its clients in solving such complex issues, Enabling Change—as the name suggests—is enabling both experienced companies and those that are new to the practice in accelerating organisational change. In one instance, Enabling Change partnered with a reputed European healthcare organisation that was struggling to undergo a significant business transformation. In this regard, Enabling Change served its client with a consultative approach, analysed the company’s transformation roadmap, and developed tailored services accordingly. This enabled the client’s leadership team to have a united vision, which helped them undergo the required business transformation in time, and, in turn, achieved the desired result.
Such positive success stories are a testament to the company’s proficiency in the organisational development realm. Going forward, Enabling Change aspires to become the go-to brand for bridging business transitions and strives to remain as a boutique consultancy. With that zeal, the company is currently building a robust business network of specialists in the field. “We will continue our journey by enabling leadership teams and organisations to overcome any period of uncertainty,” concludes Louise.