Procon’s Space Management and Planning Division recently completed a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s change management needs. The analysis was done, in part, to address organizational challenges surrounding the future move of 500 Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) personnel to the Census Bureau’s Headquarters at Suitland Federal Center. The report provides an assessment of the Census Bureau’s requirements and outlines best practices and recommendations on how Census can effectively manage the change issues related to sharing space with BEA, as well as how to communicate the impacts of the change with its employees and stakeholders.
Procon’s change management subject matter expert Michael Konczal was embedded as a member of the Census relocation change team for six months. Konczal provided on-site change management and communication consultation as well as implementation services to the team’s senior leadership. In addition, Procon researched and analyzed change management practices at the Census Bureau and provided a far-reaching assessment report and plan detailing how Census can implement best practices in its change management efforts. Once implemented, these practices will ensure a successful relocation process for the BEA move, and will guide the Census Bureau in addressing change management related issues in the future.