As you can imagine, I spend a fair amount of time keeping up with changes and challenges faced by industry and business in the fields of change management and innovation. So I’m constantly on the lookout for information and news that may impact behaviour and best practice across organisations.
Here’s a pick of what I’ve been attracted to this week:
In this regard, an important factor will be whether the leadership and the people can together focus on the long term and persevere over a long haul with policy changes which are right and correct but slow acting, or will they …
Change in the way governments work, in the way they interact with the outside world, in the way they think about providing services and information to citizens. This new world order requires new kinds of leadership, and it is striking how much …
If your answer is “yes,” then you’ve bought into the final solution. And if you’ve been prepared on what to expect, who’s going to do what, and what you can do to play a part in the success, then the Change Management plan …
Paper, spreadsheets and email are often used throughout the product development and engineering change management processes. These tools can wreak havoc when product information is released into production.
As a leader, it’s not your job to be the most creative person in the organization, nor to be the most innovative person in the organization. Your job is to structure and organize the entire process, to support, guide, manage, and …
Innovation will be on display at this years Foodservice trade show held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Centre between the May 31 – June 2nd. Exclusively held for those in the restaurant, catering and bakery sectors, the …
In recent years we’ve developed amazing new technologies that give us the ability to identify a person’s entire genetic code for as little as $US1,000 in less than a day. Yet many wonder exactly what we’ve gained by mapping …
SAP has expanded its flagship youth innovation program, the Young ICT Explorers (YICTE) competition, across six states and territories to meet the increasing appetite for technology innovation among young Australian …
Where My Words Have Travelled
I publish around the place from time to time. Here’s the latest:
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are the subject of a lot debate in the blogosphere. Will they be a disruptive technology for universities? Will they take over the trainer’s job in corporate organizations?
From a higher education perspective, it’s easy to see the selling point for students
In 1987 Paul O’Neill became the CEO of Alcoa. Taking over the helm of a company usually means making grand statements about finances, about cutting costs, and change the investment priorities. But what O’Neill did at his first investor press conference was a little different.
To improve productivity in organizations you need only get leaders out in the field
The controversial Koch brothers wrote a book called the Science of Success (2007). I don’t recommend you read it as it’s one of those books that successful people write where they think they were successful because of these management techniques, whereas it’s more likely that because they were successful they could try out these management techniques (fads of the day?).
According to the ASTD’s 2013 State of the Industry Report, U.S. organizations spent $164.2 billion on employee learning and development in 2012. The report does a good job of categorizing and classifying expenditure. But what about ROI? How can managers structure training to ensure a positive ROI?
How often have you rolled out a new IT project that failed to deliver the desired benefits? Most projects fail to deliver benefits because of poor change management. Little to no attention is paid to the people side.
From the Vault
Last week McKinsey Quarterly posted an interview with Jim Owens, the recently retired Chairman of Caterpillar. The interview highlights how Caterpillar embraced strategic agility to navigate the financial crisis, and emerge a still stronger business.
Strategic agility is all in the thinking. A key component of maintaining strategic agility is to think better. It’s not known as strategic thinking for nothing.