Organisational Change Management

By Kim Moeller | A collection of articles relating to organisation change management, stakeholder engagement, change leadership, organisational alignment (organisation design, talent management etc), culture change and training.

It's Time To Change The Way We Think About Change

Shutterstock<p>Let’s face it: change is hard. I once heard someone say, “The one thing you can always count on is change.” Poignant. Why, then, is it so hard for us to accept change in the workplace or in our everyday routines?<p>I’ve read countless books and articles on change management, seen and used …

Management

234Finance: 4 Reasons Why Change Management Strategies Flop

The business environment is becoming increasingly volatile and unpredictable. As a result, change management has become a critical part of the …

Email and Calendar Data Are Helping Firms Understand How Employees Work

Using data science to predict how people in companies are changing may sound futuristic. As we wrote recently, change management remains one of the few areas largely untouched by the data-driven revolution. But while we may never convert change management into a “hard science,” some firms are …

Employment

The 7 golden rules of business transformation | Business & Finance

Change is happening at an exponential rate and handling business transformation is key, writes Deanna O’Connor<p>“The only constant in life is change.” …

Moore's Law

Organisational change shouldn’t be left to consultants

CEO should instead take over direct reins in managing such a transformation

Management

How to Make Leadership Buy into Change

For me, the challenge was not two companies coming together but two cultures coming together.<p>In today’s fast-moving business environment change is considered as the survival tool for existence. The success of an enterprise is dependent on its leadership and management’s ability to adopt change and …

Leadership

What's the formula for proactive change management?

The plant manager in a troubled automobile factory gave a presentation in an all-hands meeting, reviewing the plant’s poor results that were forcing …

Leadership

Developing A Change Leader Mindset

Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs introduces the iPod mini during the Macworld Expo trade show Tuesday, January 6, 2004, in San Francisco, California. Shares of Apple Computer Inc. climbed as much as 10 percent in Europe after the company said its iPod music player shipments exceeded expectations …

Leadership

How to Turn Change Management Into Personal Development

The best way to handle change at work is to change yourself. Change does not mean that you need to wear different clothes or find a new way to …

Self-improvement

The 4 Dos Of Change Management

Shutterstock<p>The only thing that is constant is change.<p>Talk to almost anyone about change and it immediately conjures up feelings of stress and uneasiness. We like to get comfortable in our routines. Yes, we stretch, we grow, but at a pace that feels, well, convenient – because we’re in control. …

Management

The ROI of Culture Transformation

Answer these 8 simple questions about your business and you'll discover the value in investing in transforming your Company Culture.<p>Culture transformation is a "hot" topic in boardrooms these days. But, leaders are unclear about how to measure its return on investment. Clearly, measuring the …

Inc. Magazine

5 Reasons Leaders Are Afraid To Challenge The Status Quo

How often have you seen senior leaders challenge the status quo or ask employees to think outside the box? That’s the question the Harvard Business Review put to more than 1,000 employees across industries nationwide. The result? 42% said never or almost never, 32% said sometimes, and 26% said …

Leadership

3 Reasons to Study Change Management in B-School

The speed of technological innovation and the constant state of flux in the stock market can be anxiety-inducing even for the most optimistic …

MBA

HR and risk management - an ideal match

It is an organisation’s people and corporate culture that drive its risk management and strategy

Human Resources

Change management is a journey, not a race

<i>Anna-Maria Parente is vice-president, human resources, at SureWerx, Vancouver</i><p>It's not uncommon for organizations to set an ambitious timeline when they undergo change.<p>In implementing exponential change, it's often overlooked that getting a buy-in from stakeholders requires a purposeful action plan …

Leadership

How to Make a Change Management Strategy (and Defuse the Growth Time Bomb)

As a business you need to be constantly evolving in order to survive and grow. At first you can oversee everything yourself, keeping tabs on everyone …

Management

1 Reason Why Most Change Management Efforts Fail

Marking early successes and creating cultural experiences can keep a team energized through a transition.<p>I don't typically prefer the overused term "change management." Successful transformations must be led by ecosystems of leaders across the entire organization. However, diligent management is …

Management

The Magic of Metamorphosis: Organizational Change and Inspirational Leadership

They say that our security can only be found in our ability to adapt and he who rejects change designs his nemesis. Corporate culture has undergone …

5 Implications for Change Management in an Agile World

As change management consultants, we’re often asked how Agile and change management fit together. There are a lot of questions about how adding …

Agile Development

Organisation Design Based on Science, Not Superstition

Organisations, like natural organisms, experience evolution. And each new mutation – from the assembly line to the transnational corporation to …

Performance Testing

Change Leadership vs. Change Management | flevy.com/blog

We are living in an era where the need for change has considerably increased both at the personal and professional level. New initiatives, shift of …

Leadership

You can’t become a butterfly by continuing to be a caterpillar

I’m a bit of a word nerd. I apply a great deal of gravitas (not to be confused with gravity) to words: the meaning we assign to them and the way we …

It's 8-To-1 Against Your Change Program: How To Beat The Odds

What if your CFO told investors on the next quarterly call that the company had a 1-in-8 chance of hitting its target objectives for the change initiative it urgently needs? No senior executive in his or her right mind would accept those odds, right?<p>But that’s the reality: Our research shows that …

Management

Reenergize Change Programs To Escape The 'Valley Of Death'

The CFO of a consumer products company was frustrated. He had campaigned hard to convince his CEO that he could help the company boost performance and build a better future if it made the investment to transform the finance function from a reporting mechanism to a strategic business adviser. A year …

Business Planning

Change Management Methodology And Strategic Communication: An Essential Partnership

Shutterstock<p>An organization’s desire to be more “proactive” than “reactive” when responding to rapid change can be fulfilled if a “people-focused” change management methodology is adopted and supported by strategic communication skills. There’s an important partnership between those two entities, …

Leadership

How to Maintain Company Culture As Your Business Transforms

While you're tackling major setbacks and anticipating their repercussions, your culture is being defined in the background.<p><i>By Mikita Mikado,</i> <i>co-founder</i> <i>and CEO of PandaDoc.</i><p>As with life, if you're in business long enough, you're going to face some ups and downs. As a result, your company's culture …

Leadership

Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate

Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing. When it is blowing against you, everything is more difficult.<p>For organizations seeking to become more adaptive and innovative, culture change is often …

Harvard Business Review

How to Communicate Clearly During Organizational Change

A former colleague liked to remind leaders of their impact by telling them, “There are children you’ve never met who know your name.” The point was simple: Their followers were also moms or dads who were going home and talking about their day in front of their children. And you, their leader, had a …

Management

10 Truths for Making Change Successful

Every change initiative is unique, but the truths about making change succeed are, by and large, the same.<p>Throughout my career -- as a chief financial officer in companies large and small, as a corporate and nonprofit board member, and now as CEO of a fast-growing privately held startup -- I’ve …

Leadership