Change Management


Helping your people understand and embrace change is a key driver for achieving strategic goals.

While the need for change management is getting more recognition, many organizations are still not clear as to exactly what actions to take to build organizational change capacity.

Ethier's Change Management Advisory & Consulting Services bring best practices and approaches to help your people with the changes your business strategy demands.

Ethier works closely with you to:

  • Bring best practices, calling on many methodologies and tools, to determine the right strategy you need to build your organizational change capacity

  • Understand and balance the demands for change with your people's capacity to absorb it and bring the change support to increase that capacity

  • Identify the optimum combination of project changes plus capability enhancements needed to maximize your ability to achieve strategic goals

  • Complete a comprehensive review and assessment of the many factors that contribute to project delivery success and surface the right actions to get underperforming projects back on track

How we have helped our clients

Our client was going through a major transformation and needed a Change Management Office to support the people side of the change. Ethier stepped in at the planning stages to define the change management program direction, establish the change management team and introduce best practices.

- Major Upstream Oil & Gas Company

Ethier led the definition phase to identify the change management initiatives required to support the upgrade of enterprise business applications. In addition to defining the change management strategy, we also recommended the team structure and budget for the execution and deployment phases.

- International Pipeline Company

To support three new application systems implementations and an upgrade of the corporate ERP solution, Ethier was engaged to develop a change strategy, change management methodology and change communication plans. We also provided coaching for the program leadership and business process owners to help gain the support and funding required for the complex program.

- Major Upstream Oil & Gas Company

To support the commissioning and set up of a new oil sands mine operation, Ethier provided change management leadership, developed the change strategy, sponsorship roadmap, all communication materials and coached the Project Manager and team members on change management best practices. The coaching improved the Project Manager's understanding and appreciation of change management and was credited as instrumental in the success of the project.

- Global Integrated Oil & Gas Company