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:
… Value of Having a Change Expert on Your Next … Every technology project benefits from having a team member with change management expertise to keep stakeholders engaged and help to increase the success of the technology project.
Golden State Foods has grown alongside California agriculture to become a multinational business, with water conservation as a focal point.
There are a lot of good reasons to focus on culture at work. Companies that focus on creating a strong culture attract talent. They also outperform financially. Cultivating the right culture for your organization can take time and …
William Bridges, who in 1991 published the first edition of his groundbreaking book Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, says that in most of these cases, the problem isn’t the change itself but the way people …
For dozens of Australian researchers returning to the country after working in the US, the lack of an equivalent to the US’s Small Business Innovation Research SBIR scheme here reflects a major hole in our innovation …
Throughout July, GovCamp Australia will be hosting a National Dialogue program on innovation leadership for the public sector. This program of discussion events is designed to give public sector professionals from Federal, …
MAX Plant – Arrium Mining. After successfully developing the range of MAX plant equipment over the past 8 years, Striker has just completed its latest project, a 1000TPH portable MAX Plant for South Australian Miner Arrium.
Microsoft Education Australia’s Teachers Blog – Support, tips, trick and stories from Australian Teachers for Australian Teachers. … Innovation in education offers incredible opportunities for trail-blazers. Microsoft 365 is a …
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
I am currently reading Daniel Kanheman’s, Thinking, fast and Slow. According to Wikipedia, “Kanheman is an Israeli-American psychologist and Nobel laureate, He is notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics and hedonic psychology.”
in sales. Your earnings depend upon hitting those targets. In fact, it’s not just your earnings, but those of your colleagues. The whole company depends upon selling its products. And that’s your job. That’s a whole lot of responsibility on your shoulders. Every call you make is a battle that needs to be won, so you better be prepared to win it.