Change Management & Business Strategies in Dubai, UAE and Internationally for better Corporate Governance and orrganisational performance

Change management is the tool to keep businesses relevant, agile business strategies allow organisations to adapt and revise their risk appetite, organisational structure and processes according to market forces or economic constraints. It’s been said that the only thing certain in life is change. In many cases, changes are very positive. That is true only if the change management is well managed and well planned. Appointing a change manager in Dubai or change management training Dubai company can help your project management team to develop their change plan and incorporate good corporate governance when planning, implementing and embedding transformational changes.

Change management Dubai is a business strategy that can be used to assist your team to transition to any type of change more rapidly and more effectively. Employees, teams, and entire organisations can benefit from an organised change management training process where the changes are introduced, worked through and understood completely by every party involved in the change. When large and sweeping changes are in the works for your business, your team could benefit from a change manager. Governance Gurus can provide your company with the change management training in Dubai that you need to accomplish a seamless transition. If you don’t extensively plan for change you are guaranteed to fail, up to 70% of change initiatives fail due to lack of planning, low levels of engagement, reduced momentum, a lack of urgency and not identifying key change champions in your organisation. Don’t worry, as your change management advisor we will work with you to design, implement and embed your change initiative and maximise your chances for sustainable success.

Change Management for International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ITIL and other certification

Many organisations choose to adapt their policies and procedures to meet the ISO requirements to achieve certification under the relevant standards of ISO. We work with organisations to get them ready for ISO audit and certification, this exercise requires a combined effort and commitment from the organisation’s leadership, the employees and us as the change management driver. We work closely with the leadership team to design, develop, implement and embed policies and procedures which are to the required standard to ensure that businesses achieve ISO certification. Our team of ISO specialists can assist you with the implementation and embedding of ISO standards and this is a list of just a few of the areas we can assist you with:

ISO 9001 Quality Management System
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System
ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System
ISO 27001 Information Security Management System
ISO 20000 IT Service Management
ISO 17001:2015 Translation Services
ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management
ISO 26000:2010 Social Responsibility (CSR)
ISO 37001:2016 Anti Bribery

We work closely with leadership, the management teams and their employees to ensure that the working practices and procedures are reflected in the policies and that these are aligned with the ISO requirements to eliminate major and minor non-conformities issued by the auditing body.  Leading up to the audit we provide coaching to leadership and department heads and also carry out internal audits of the policies and procedures and sample testing to identify any areas of weakness. On the day of the certification audit we are on hand to guide and assist with any last minute preparation and to advise on the best approach on how to obtain ISO certification successfully.

Change Management – Board / Director evaluations & Business Consulting & Advisory services

Robert heads a team of professionals who provide consulting advisory services to directors and organisations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and internationally. Listed and regulated companies are required by law to conduct director evaluations as part of their corporate governance reporting. In this region many family businesses operate under an established corporate governance framework which encourages good governance through director training and board/committee evaluations. We conduct board evaluations and director consulting and advisory services through a combination of forms, questionnaires and face to face interviews which are presented as a report to the chairman and wider board. Board evaluation, director training and director advisory services should form part of your structured change management plans. By setting aside time and resource for the annual development of your directors you are looking after the sustainability of your organisation and measuring their performance through board evaluations.

Our team of qualified professionals can help to provide insights, thought leadership and expert guidance when your business is considering the implementation of a change initiative. Rob Ford, our managing partner has assisted myriad businesses with strategic planning and assisted senior management with the planning, implementation and management of major changes in their organisation. So whether it is an organisational change, cultural change, a change in your processes or systems or a full IT software or IT infrastructure change; Governance Gurus can help you in strategic planning, communication design and assistance through to the implementation stages.

Key areas are considered when looking at any change initiative:

  • Consider the reasons for change and design and development of the transformation roadmap to meet requirements;
  • Communication planning;
  • Identification and engagement of key change agents;
  • Organisational design or change of structure;
  • Cultural awareness and culture change planning;
  • Changes to IT systems;
  • IT Consultancy;
  • Changes to IT software;
  • Changes to IT procedures and policies;
  • Changes to key security protocols,
  • The need for workshops, briefing sessions and roadshows to align staff to the imminent changes;
  • Design, development, implementation and embedding of ISO standards together with new policies and procedures;
  • Changes to key personnel or delegation of authority;
  • Training requirements (ISO, ITIL and in-house training or workshops);
  • IT security, cyber resilience and business continuity planning;
  • Risk management awareness training; and
  • Roll-out of new governance frameworks, delegation of authorities, policies or procedures.