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“Organisational Change Management (OCM) is all about helping change stick. Transformations fail when businesses fail to look at the people side of things.”
Paolo Piselli joins Green Park as Director, Change and Transformation for Private Sector.
In autumn 2020, Green Park welcomed a new face to the team: OCM expert Paolo Piselli. Joining the business as a Director in our Private Sector Practice, Paolo is focusing on finding the best Interim Change Management and Transformation professionals for a growing list of clients.
While corporations in the US have long embraced Organisational Change Management (OCM), Europe and the UK and have been slow to reap the benefits. However, times are changing and OCM is gradually being adopted and becoming less of a niche concept. Having worked at the cutting edge of the industry for over a decade, Paolo is ideally placed to deliver the OCM talent that clients need to make their transformations successful.
Paolo began building his expertise 11 years ago with a niche recruitment company that focused on supplying interim Organisational Change and Transformation executives. Quickly rising to Director level and growing his division, he helped find talent for programmes and projects throughout EMEA, APAC, LATAM and the US. In fact, Paolo has been based in the United States for much of his career and has worked with household names including some of the world’s biggest corporations.
Paolo’s now looking forward to bringing this expertise to a market where there’s tremendous potential. “Businesses here are starting to look at OCM and ask themselves if it could bring benefits,” he says. For Paolo, there’s no question that OCM is a game-changer. And statistics confirm that OCM can be pivotal.
“OCM is all about helping change stick. It’s looking at how employees are impacted by transformation and managing it intelligently. Research shows that 70% of transformations fail1, with companies wasting billions. And all because they don’t consider the people side of change.”
So how can OCM help businesses? And what impact can it have? “It’s all about getting ROI and bringing employees on board,” says Paolo.
“Spending millions of pounds on a new IT system doesn’t guarantee it will be a success. Has the business told its employees? Have they explained why it’s needed? Have they explained the impact? And has the busines implemented a training plan, so its people have the skills to use the system? And have they re-organised their business processes? Because this is critical.”
Although Paolo admits that he entered the field of OCM by chance, it’s where he feels he belongs. With all the psychological implications of change implementation, Paolo finds the world of OCM endlessly fascinating.
“I’d like having conversations about OCM whether I was in Recruitment or not. It’s genuinely interesting stuff and makes my job stimulating and enjoyable.”
With the pandemic forcing many organisations to radically re-think the way they work, OCM is more necessary and more multi-faceted than ever.
Paolo looks forward to bringing his specialist knowledge and expertise to clients across an international market.
Find out more about Green Park’s Change & Transformation function.