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Hierarchy (Noun): A system or organization in which people or groups are ranked one above the other according to status or authority.

Think about it when it comes to royalty. It’s like a pecking order. The King or Queen make the decisions and then everyone “under” them will follow suit.

Change starts at the top, and in today’s world it is coming faster than ever. For a company to gain and remain successful, you have to be nimble and constantly be looking toward the horizon of innovation. Unfortunately, as humans, we are (usually) resistant to change.

SAP vs. Oracle Case Study

SAP and Oracle both invest heavily in cloud technology. However, our client was skeptical about cloud scalability and unsure if the products were mature and proven.

Think about it when it comes to royalty. It’s like a pecking order. The King or Queen make the decisions and then everyone “under” them will follow suit.

Change starts at the top, and in today’s world it is coming faster than ever. For a company to gain and remain successful, you have to be nimble and constantly be looking toward the horizon of innovation. Unfortunately, as humans, we are (usually) resistant to change.

The “Discomfort Zone” takes three “P’s”:
Planning
Patience
Persuasion

The three of these are necessary for a successful ERP implementation. While the C-suite must initiate the change, it is imperative that employees are fully involved from the get-go. To have a comprehensive organizational readiness and communications plan means identifying the gaps that lead to the resistance. In turn, this will help with issues stemming from new ERP software. As you can see, this is a slippery slope, but a slippery slope that can be avoided.

Let’s go back to the hierarchy reference, every organization (of any kind, really) needs a leader. Business-wise, this typically stems from the C-suite; however, that isn’t always the case. By giving employees power from the beginning, they can help identify issues that could potentially paralyze a project. Leadership has many faces and it is up to you to find out who (can be multiple people) that may be.

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