Could your team use a good Gorilla? How about a Fox or two? Take Inventory: One of the first things I like to do when working with a team engaged in making a big change happen is to take stock of the group’s natural teaming skills and prevailing personalities. I don’t typically have everyone take […]
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If you’re attending the upcoming SAP gathering called ASUG Fall Focus at the Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida – I will be speaking on October 6th @ 1030. Fall Focus is being held in parallel with the SAP Business Objects User’s Conference. I will be co-presenting with a client who is implementing SAP’s […]
Get on Track Early! Before tackling any significant change, it’s important that Change Leaders and Change Agents get on the same page about exactly what your change involves. I call that alignment. I use a simple set of questions to help my clients draw out the key elements of alignment. As you will see, the […]
In contrast to my earlier article titled “10 Reasons Change Initiatives SUCCEED“… let’s approach the same challenge from the opposite side. This is Craig Mainprize. He’s a Senior Project Manager who’s currently leading an Organizational Change project for a group called NATS that provides air traffic control services to aircraft flying in UK airspace & […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.