This is Bekah. She cuts my hair. Considering what she has to work with each time I come in, I’d say she’s very good at her job. She’s a professional who’s been trained in all the latest techniques, styles, equipment, etc… She’s also expected to stay up to speed on regulatory compliance for her industry. […]
Archive for August, 2010
This is Diane McWade. She’s the Owner of The Evolution Network in Edinburg, UK and she brought up a great point on a LinkedIn Organizational Change discussion forum the other day: “It’s fascinating how people love to talk about why change initiatives fail. Why do they succeed? Would seem to me to be a more […]
Change can be hard. …but it might not be as complex as we sometimes make it out to be. I use a battle-tested list of five questions to draw out the details of a client’s change before planning the communication and training elements of the roll out. theBigRocks Big Five Most of the change impacts […]
I figured out how to follow up on yesterday’s Zombie theme! Tell me your greatest change-related horror stories. To get the discussion going, here is a quick survey: I have also posted a tame version of this question on LinkedIn and I will submit some of the best stories from those comments under this post. […]
Undead Fakers Win $165,000 from the City of Minneapolis The City of Minneapolis recently paid $165,000 to settle a lawsuit with a group of seven disaffected citizens who had taken to the streets of the 2006 Minneapolis Aquatennial dressed as zombies to protest against “mindless consumerism”. A long strange story ensued… but suffice to say, […]
Being “Busy as a Bee” is a good thing, right? Of course we want our people and our teams to be cracking that whip and getting things done every hour of the work day. Busy people would seem to be a sure sign of high productivity. But that rule of thumb also comes with this […]
By now everyone who follows football knows all they need to know about the infamous indecision of Brett Favre. After a long career in Green Bay that included a Super Bowl win, the future Hall of Fame quarterback announced a tearful retirement a couple years ago only to come back and play a hot and […]
Abraham Lincoln placed preservation of the Union ahead of his own political ambition by appointing some of his most vigorous rivals to his cabinet. By engaging these rivals, he crafted better decisions and built support for positions that may have otherwise strengthened his opposition.
Those impacted by significant organizational change are often referred to as “stakeholders” – and preparing these people to be ready for Day-1 of the new change is the most important metric of OCM success. The five steps outlined in this series will help you prepare your stakeholders and make your change successful.