Change Management

I’m very excited to bring you this expert round up post. I asked 13 change management experts for their top three tips anyone wanting to implement fast, dramatic and powerful change. Here are my broad takeaways: Communication/collaboration, engaging stakeholders in the very creation of the vision and change processes. You need to focus on people… Continue Reading

Change management is a multi-disciplinary profession. It relies on models from psychology, organisation design, systems thinking and much more. With all this conceptual talk it's easy to forget the everyday things we use to get things done: change management tools and techniques. I’m not exaggerating when I say that without tools, there’s no way to make change… Continue Reading

Okay, it's been a while since I have blogged. Last year I decided to reorganise my online activities to respond to requests for online training. So, I'm now focusing the site on in-depth, higher quality guides and posts that will help you succeed in growing your change management career and/or implement change in your organisation… Continue Reading

Change fatigue can be a sense of apathy or resignation that the modern organisation must deal into. Often by the time that change fatigue has set in it’s simply too late to stop or postpone the change initiatives that have begun. However as part of the coaching plan for change leaders, and senior and middle… Continue Reading

In my last article, I discussed the five things that effective change leaders do every day. The onus also rests with change managers, who will be much closer to the coalface, and encounter problems even more vociferously than change leadership further up the line. The need for change managers to be proactive is no less… Continue Reading

Most change projects fail. In fact, according to Harvard Business School, 70% of all change projects miss their targets. In my experience, these failures are because change leaders are reactive rather than proactive. When making reactive change, people are not ready to adapt. The culture isn’t prepared for change. Employee satisfaction levels fall, and productivity… Continue Reading

There is nothing more constant than the continuity of change, and technology is changing the economy at a faster pace than ever before. Businesses that have an embedded culture of innovation and have a change management strategy are those that will anticipate economic shifts and grow with them. The benefits of storytelling in the Change… Continue Reading

How to Make Your Mission and Vision Statements the Definition of Your Corporate Culture In the first three parts of this series, we’ve looked at how mission and vision statements can drive corporate culture, before looking at good and bad examples of both, and then discussing how to create killer mission and vision statements. Now… Continue Reading

How to Write Killer Mission and Vision Statements to shape corporate culture Identifying, shaping, and evolving your corporate culture is key to creating an environment in which effective organisational change is not only achievable, but also part of your business strategy. Key to this process is having clear, concise, and understandable mission and vision statements… Continue Reading

Having established last time the benefits that both mission and vision statements give to an organisation and how they can shape corporate culture to facilitate organisational change, before we discuss creating and how best to use these statements, I think we should focus minds by looking at some great and not-so-great mission and vision statements… Continue Reading