Circular economy can be overwhelming

“Change is hard at the beginning, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end” Robin Sharma

Adult life brings us new challenges  and one of the is “changes vs habits”,  I guess in a human mind there is always a battle between these two elements due to there is a natural tendency to the well-known “comfort zone”. Nice moment of reflection and now back to what it matters to us to put into perspective some elements of circular economy and change management process in order to obtain the expected good results.

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Change Management Steps by Brios Change Inc

Organisational transformation is a complex process that requires preparation as shown in a changing management process. Here besides there is a change method on 5 steps. All steps are mandatory in order to achieve the goal of transforming old habits into a new way of thinking.

Depending on the complexity of the change, more time will be required on early stages start-up and planning in order to be prepared for questioning and reluctance that the project can face during delivery stage.

Reconversion project towards circular economy of a traditional company is a eenormous challenge for human resources because it implies a new way of doing business. As in any changing process recipe vision, good attitude  and follow up would come out in smelly and attractive results. As a project leader, you understand well needs and reasons for the change but your team may ignore motivation for the company to head to new horizons and there is where planning  becomes  critical in organisation structure in order to put all team players in the same page.

Preparing an innovative coaching program may be necessary to overcome the biggest obstacle for the process “fear to unknown” that includes formulating a vision, mobilizing all actors and motivating the keys ones to lead small groups and once the knowledge is transmitted, supporting teams is essential to reinforce mentality changes and maintaining new habits in the organisation.

According to a 5 steps of circular economy implementation by Remi Le Moigne, the important stages are : developing new business models, creating partnerships, originate new circular products, conceive a reverse supply chain and manage performance. Those steps can follow change management procedure above explain as shown in the diagram displayed on the right.

Circular economy is a process that requires competent leaders with a clear vision of this new model and quite sometime to change corporate atmosphere to advance rapidly to a new business age before competitors take over. Magnificent change that creates a consciousness of shortage in natural resources while making business more thriving and sustainable.

All the stages to implement circular economy model will be exposed in more detail on following blogs. For more information about circular economy or  if any waste problem, do not hesitate to contact us.

Chief executive officer and co-founder of Second Cycle deals since 2010 with the adoption of the circular economy in order to achieve economic and environmental benefits. Since the founding of Second Cycle, the company makes annually about 80 success related to circular economy. Frédéric Bouchard is a consultant, trainer , author of blog.secondcycle.net and has given more than 20 presentations and lectures on the circular economy . Frédéric holds a degree in Applied Sciences oriented to the industrial environment of the École de Technologie Supérieure.

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