How comms professionals prepare an organisation for change

How Comms Professionals Prepare An Organisation For Change

Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2022/02/24/how-comms-pros-can-prepare-their-organizations-for-constant-change When it comes to creating a healthy organisational culture in an ever-evolving business landscape, employee communication and engagement are key to successful change management. Ensuring the most consequential messaging gets through to the most important stakeholders in an organisation falls within the purview of its communications team, so the ability to create and execute ... ...
Why IT Leaders Need To Remember About Change Management

Why IT Leaders Need To Remember About Change Management

Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinessdevelopmentcouncil/2021/09/20/use-organizational-change-management-to-keep-it-moving-forward Modern device management for over-the-air provisioning. AI-enabled automation. Proactive problem detection. These are a few ways to enable better digital workplace experiences. But delivering better experiences requires more than just new technology. To ensure digital transformation success, IT leaders must address organisational change management (OCM). Here is what IT leaders can do to advance OCM ... ...
Are You A Manager Looking For Ways To Level The Gender Playing Field

Are You A Manager Looking For Ways To Level The Gender Playing Field?

Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2022/03/31/ma-in-2022-is-still-deeply-male-how-to-level-the-playing-field-for-women For years, I second-guessed myself. I had everything it took to be successful in mergers and acquisitions (M&A): knowledge, skill, competence, passion, and motivation. Yet one thing set me apart from my peers: I was a woman. I would enter a boardroom and immediately feel singled out. People didn’t listen to me the same ... ...
The Return To Work Is Not The Same For Everyone

The Return To Work Is Not The Same For Everyone

Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/drnancydoyle/2022/04/01/return-to-work-three-considerations-for-neurodivergent-employees So despite some rising Covid case wobbles, there is a renewed determination for businesses to return to work as we inch towards an endemic pandemic. Many reports are unhelpfully setting this up as a battle between managers and workers, with overbearing managers demanding returns and employees resisting the commute. Whilst we are seeing some ... ...
What You Need to Know About Digital Transformation

What You Need to Know About Digital Transformation

Full article with thanks to: innopharmaeducation.com/news/digital-transformation-guide—what-is-it-and-the-4-main-areas Our world is becoming increasingly digital. From governments to education, industries across the board are consistently digitalising more and more, and those who don’t can find themselves lagging behind. Digital Transformation You may have heard the term ‘digital transformation’ in the past, whether in job titles or business presentations, but what exactly is it? ... ...
Successful change management – 20 tips and tactics

Successful Change Management – 20 tips and Tactics 

Full article with thanks to: change.walkme.com/successful-change-management What separates successful change management from unsuccessful change management? Driving organisational change is certainly not easy, which is why it’s so important to plan and execute change projects carefully. Below, we’ll cover 20 tips and techniques that can streamline change programs, increase the rate of success, and improve outcomes. Here are some of the ... ...
Change Management When saying nothing is a mistake

Change Management: When Saying Nothing is a Mistake

Full article with thanks to: blog.smarp.com/change-management-how-to-stop-misinformation-in-the-workplace Change management is hard as most people are not happy about leaving their comfort zones.  However, change is inevitable for businesses that want to improve and grow. When implementing change, the most important thing for success is an effective internal communication strategy that prevents misinformation in the workplace and prepares employees for the change.  So what ... ...
5 Change Management Models

5 Change Management Models

Full article with thanks to: blog.smarp.com/5-change-management-models-to-take-a-look-at Your teams’ ability to adapt to change has a direct impact on your business’s bottom line.  Your teams’ ability to adapt to change has a direct impact on your business’s bottom line.  The thing is, there’s no unique way to embrace change. The change management program you are about to implement depends on your industry, the company’s culture, ... ...
Top Tips on Change Communication

Top Tips on Change Communication

Full article with thanks to: blog.smarp.com/change-communication-definition-and-best-practices Implementing the right change communication strategy is never an easy job. As most people resist change in the workplace, effective change… Implementing the right change communication strategy is never an easy job. As most people resist change in the workplace, effective change communications is the most important prerequisite for a successful organisational change.  The business ... ...
A clear purpose is critical to making change that lasts

A Clear Purpose is Critical to Making Change That Lasts

Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/davidmichels/2021/12/06/a-new-years-resolution-for-2022-deploying-your-skills-to-lead-through-change/?sh=3832db767049 “Change is no longer a project with a defined start and end. It is continuous, and accelerating Being able to lead through change is no longer an optional skill.” I wrote those words in early 2019 in an article called “Change Is Changing.” That article focused on the ways traditional change management approaches ... ...
How to manage a crisis in 2022

How to Manage a Crisis in 2022

Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/edwardsegal/2021/12/13/8-ways-companies-could-change-how-they-manage-a-crisis-in-2022/?sh=3dbfd96651dd Taking a cue from Winston Churchill’s observation that, “Generals are always prepared to fight the last war,” business leaders should make a reality about their plans to prevent or manage a crisis at their company or organisation in the new year: Will they be prepared to respond to their next crisis—or their last one? How company executives answer ... ...
The power middle-managers’ have to navigate change

The Power Middle-managers’ Have to Navigate Change

Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2021/11/19/why-change-management-is-the-most-critical-leadership-skill/?sh=b0f6b8d3f220 Over the past 20 months, it’s become clear why change management is one of the most essential leadership skills. Knowing how to lead and manage through tumultuous and unexpected changes can make or break a company. While the pandemic was an unexpected event that affected everyone, knowing how to manage change is also about ... ...
How Boards can help digital transformations

How Boards Can Help Digital Transformations 

Full article with thanks to: mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-digital/our-insights/how-boards-can-help-digital-transformations Few board directors would dispute the importance of digital and how it’s fundamentally reshaping the competitive landscape in almost every sector. But many of those we speak to are uncertain about what their role should be in helping senior management drive the digital transformations that businesses need to execute in order to survive. In-depth ... ...
Why Digital Transformation in Insurance Does Not Have To Be Disruptive

Why Digital Transformation in Insurance Does Not Have To Be Disruptive 

Full article with thanks to: isg-one.com/industries/insurance/articles/why-digital-transformation-in-insurance-does-not-have-to-be-disruptive Managers across industries see digital transformation as a major challenge that calls everything into question. They must 1) rethink and change their business model, 2) migrate from physical to digital channels, 3) buy and integrate startups, 4) understand new and emerging technologies, and 5) get rid of legacy systems immediately. This perception of a ... ...
How to Drive Change Management within the Insurance Industry

How to Drive Change Management within the Insurance Industry

Full article with thanks to: neosllc.com/how-to-drive-change-management-within-the-insurance-industry For many insurance leaders looking to improve customer experience, launch new products, or implement new technology, there is an underlying theme behind each of these actions—change management. And change management is an activity weighing on leaders’ minds around the world. According to a 2019 LIMRA study that analysed the biggest challenges of C-suite life insurance executives ... ...
Digital and Underwriting Changes

What Digital And Underwriting Changes Mean To The Insurance Industry

So what does digital and underwriting changes mean to the insurance industry? We take a look at new technologies, marketing, ad campaigns and other tools. Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2019/12/11/what-digital-and-underwriting-changes-mean-to-the-insurance-industry Digital transformation is disrupting the insurance industry, and the changes are creating both new demands and new opportunities. While quick online quotes may be the most readily evident transformation ... ...
Change Management Myths

Change Management Myths

We’ve taken a look at the common change management myths to help you calibrate your change efforts and avoid common mistakes made during the change process. Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/tracybrower/2020/02/14/want-to-manage-change-successfully-separate-these-5-myths-from-realities Change is constant and as a result, people, teams and organisations must build their skills in managing change and fostering flexibility. Given that today’s business context is in ... ...
Change Management Is Key to Guiding Your Business Towards A New Normal In 2021

Change Management Is Key to Guiding Your Business Towards A ‘New Normal’ In 2021

Guiding your business doesn’t have to be a challenge. Change management is the key to business development and success. Learn the hows and whys: Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/johnnywarstrom/2021/02/08/change-management-is-key-to-guiding-your-business-towards-a-new-normal-in-2021 Nearly all businesses around the world have undergone an organisational change in one way or another during the last year. As nations begin to heal, talks of the “new normal” ... ...
Why It’s Good to Challenge

Change Management: Why It’s Good to Challenge

Learn why it’s good to challenge your business and embrace change management before it’s too late. We take a look at the key attributes to navigating change. Full article with thanks to: thetransformationleadershub.com/why-for-success This article is the first in a series that discusses the key attributes to successfully navigating change and transformation from practical experience. The aim of the articles ... ...
5 Questions Boards Should Be Asking About Digital Transformation

5 Questions Boards Should Be Asking About Digital Transformation

Board members should consider digital transformation as an essential part of their current business model. Learn why digital transformation is valuable. Full article with thanks to: hbr.org/2021/06/5-questions-boards-should-be-asking-about-digital-transformation The CEO of a large retail company recently brought a $500 million digital-transformation-investment plan to his board. The board reviewed the proposal, but after asking a number of questions, they were unable to ... ...
How good is your company at change management

How Good Is Your Company At Change Management?

Have you considered how good is your company at change management? If you’re unsure what exactly change management is – see the benefits of applying it. Full article with thanks to: hbr.org/2021/07/how-good-is-your-company-at-change It was a month like no other that Delta Air Lines had ever experienced: March 2020. Travel bans and rising coronavirus fears sent bookings into negative territory—more customers were cancelling ... ...
Change Management How to eat the change elephant

Change Management: How to Eat The Change Elephant

Are you wondering how to implement change management? Learn how to overcome obstacles during change management with small changes over a period of time. Full article with thanks to: hbr.org/2021/05/break-down-change-management-into-small-steps Business transformation has traditionally been associated with large, drawn-out initiatives. After the Great Recession, they became smaller, faster, and more focused, yet change management was still executed in a mostly ... ...

The Evolution Of Digital Transformation

Learn the evolution of digital transformation to get a better idea of how to use digital transformation in your organisation. Change management is the solution. Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2021/08/12/the-evolution-of-digital-transformation The urgency of marketplace competition has long been the driver for making digital transformation a priority for enterprise organisations both large and small, in basically every industry. In recent ... ...
Four ways to create educational stability during times of change

Four Ways to Create Educational Stability During Times of Change

Are you wondering how to create educational stability in your organisation? Learn why a new strategic direction may be the answer for you. Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2021/07/20/four-ways-to-create-stability-during-organizational-change Cheryl is CMO of Promethean, an education technology company focused on transforming the way the world learns and collaborates. I recently changed my organisational structure from a long-standing, traditional marketing team focused ... ...
3 stage plan change management

Change Management: The Importance of The Three Phases

We dive through the three phases of change management – action, movement and monument. Learn how these phases can drastically improve your organisation. Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2021/07/28/the-three-phases-of-change-management Creating any type of big change in an organization takes thoughtfulness, commitment, accountability and patience — though not as much as you might think! It’s often assumed that change takes immense ... ...
pandemic accentuates change management

Pandemic Accentuates Two Problems With Change Management: One Is Change, The Other Is Management

Learn what problems have occurred with change management during the Covid-19 Pandemic and how your organisation can tackle them going forward. Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/grantfreeland/2020/06/29/pandemic-accentuates-two-problems-with-change-management-one-is-change-the-other-is-management With the global pandemic forcing most institutions and individuals to change much of what they do, and how they do it, I’m reluctant to state the obvious: Things haven’t always gone well. But ... ...
ten tips for effective change in change management

Change Management: 10 Tips for Effective Change

Want your organisation to implement effective change? Whether it’s for market advantage, silo mentality, cultural change or something else – take control now. Full article with thanks to: forbes.com/sites/janesparrow/2021/05/07/ten-tips-for-effective-change-management-that-puts-your-team-first More so than ever right now, teams are working in a fully remote or hybrid way. This means it’s more important than ever to have effective change management strategies in place, ... ...
silo model cultural and organisational change insurance

How Breaking Down Silos in the Insurance Sector Creates Market Advantage

Learn how changing an organisation’s culture and silo mentality can nurture market advantage and improve the overall cultural change in your organisation. Full article with thanks to: information-age.com/digital-transformation-in-the-insurance-sector-cultural-and-organisational-123494851 Changing an organisation’s culture takes more than simply communicating a directive. Some insurance providers have been around for almost 200 years — over which time their culture, and organisational structure have grown ... ...
digital transformation insurance

Digital Transformation: Don’t Forget About The Customer!

A bit part of digital transformation is considering the customer. It involves a technology toolkit that’s made up of data analytics, insurance software and APIs. Full article with thanks to: insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/technology/digital-transformation-must-happen-across-entire-insurance-ecosystem-226451.aspx The global COVID-19 pandemic has placed insurance technology under the spotlight. It has weeded out the digital front-runners from the digital dawdlers and has highlighted the importance of innovation ... ...
digital transformation

Why Must Insurance Claims Handling Go Digital?

We take a look at why insurance claims handling should go digital. We recommend that someone in your organisation is driving the need for digitalisation. Full article with thanks to: hbr.org/sponsored/2021/06/video-quick-take-crawford-co-s-rohit-verma-on-why-digital-transformation-needs-to-happen-in-the-insurance-industry Julie Devoll, HBRWelcome to the HBR Video Quick Take. I’m Julie Devoll, editor for special projects and webinars at HBR. In this episode, we’re joined by Rohit Verma, CEO ... ...

Portfolio underwriting managers – who are they? – what do they crave for?

Author: Roger Lewis, FUSE Consultancy                                                           Date: 13th July 2021 Introduction In insurance circles where things change slowly, when a new skill set arrives on the block, it is worthy of investigation.  So, who are ‘Portfolio Underwriting Managers’?  What do they do? Why is this new role becoming increasingly popular at insurance companies? And what is it they crave for?  ... ...
pretty employee working from home

WHAT DOES HYBRID WORKING LOOK LIKE IN A POST LOCKDOWN WORLD?

Full article with thanks to https://www.sullivanstanley.com/insights/what-does-hybrid-working-look-like-in-a-post-lockdown-world/ Different activities are suited to different working environments, so do you really need to make a decision on whether people work from the office, work from home or work from anywhere? Get these 3 strategic priorities right, and create the hybrid model that works best for your business.  It’s interesting. Right now it feels ... ...
business employees working showing the good, the bad, the ugly

THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY!

Full article with thanks to https://www.sullivanstanley.com/insights/the-good-the-bad-the-ugly/ Community is at the heart of S&S. Without our community, we couldn’t have achieved so much over the last five years – from the incredible client wins, to our prestigious awards, extensive media coverage and the countless events we’ve hosted at our bar The Jolly Orange! And while the pandemic may have caused us to rethink what collaboration ... ...

10 Best Practices for RPA Change Management

Full article with thanks to https://www.knowledgenile.com/blogs/best-practices-rpa-change-management/ Automation has had an impact on almost all industries today. It is involved in some format or the other everywhere. Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, helps automate the tedious tasks in business processes. With RPA, the software can learn, mimic and then execute the business processes without human interference. However, implementing an RPA in ... ...

Building the Business Case to Invest in Change Management and Adoption Services

Full article with thanks to https://www.gpstrategies.com/podcast/episode-56-building-the-business-case-to-invest-in-change-management-and-adoption-services/ Innovation cycles of technology, while exciting, can also be anxiety-inducing when it comes to having to adopt new technology. Shifting employees from one mode of thinking to another without a plan can take a tremendous toll on morale and as a result, on ROI. But when there is a limited budget, how can stakeholders ... ...

Global Change Management Tips For Widespread Projects

Full article with thanks to https://www.panorama-consulting.com/global-change-management/ Any time you introduce new technology or processes into your organization, it’s important to approach the changes with care. This is especially important when the change is set to happen on a global scale.  Global change management tools and strategies can help you prepare your workforce for what’s to come. Today, we’re sharing why ... ...

Change Management: Everything You Need to Know

Full article with thanks to https://wellingtone.co.uk/change-management-everything-you-need-to-know/ What is change management? You put new software in, spent ages working on guidance “for dummies”, sent an update about the project every month, and put the teams through the training yetno one is using it, people went back to old habits. Does this sound familiar? No, I’m not Karen from your organisation but ... ...
Writing stating 10 Commandments in Change Management behind a skyscraper

The Ten Commandments of Communication in Change Management

Full article with thanks to https://thepeoplementor.co.uk/the-ten-commandments-of-communication-in-change-management/ A lack of effective communication is a common complaint in many organisations, but it can be a particularly serious issue when organisations are going through periods of change. In times of change, employees need to know what is happening and why, and they need transparency, openness, and honesty from leaders. So how can you ... ...

The Hard Side of Change Management

Full article with thanks to https://hbr.org/2005/10/the-hard-side-of-change-management When French novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr wrote “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,” he could have been penning an epigram about change management. For over three decades, academics, managers, and consultants, realizing that transforming organizations is difficult, have dissected the subject. They’ve sung the praises of leaders who communicate vision and walk the talk ... ...

An Agile Approach to Change Management

Full article with thanks to https://hbr.org/2021/01/an-agile-approach-to-change-management The business world has arguably seen more disruption in the last nine months than in the last nine years, bringing new and urgent demand for change. Initiatives are being launched by the dozen, adoption can’t happen fast enough, and the stakes are higher than ever. In the midst of a Covid-induced recession, and with ... ...

The road to successful change is lined with trade-offs

Full article with thanks to https://www.strategy-business.com/article/The-road-to-successful-change-is-lined-with-trade-offs?gko=99979 Rather than trying to convince people your change initiative is the right one, invite them to talk openly about what it might take to implement it: the good, the bad, and the frustrating. At one Fortune 500 insurance company, the IT team had noticed an uptick in quality issues, delays, and dissatisfaction among project ... ...

Successful Change Management: 6 Surprising Reasons People Resist Change And How To Motivate Them To Embrace It Instead

Full article with thanks to https://www.forbes.com/sites/tracybrower/2020/02/16/successful-change-management-6-surprising-reasons-people-resist-change-and-how-to-motivate-them-to-embrace-it-instead/ Everyone knows change is hard and the most difficult part of any change effort is obtaining buy-in. Relatively speaking, it is often the change itself—new software, new organization charts or new work methodologies—that is the easiest to manage. The more difficult part of change is building buy-in, channeling shifts in behavior and accelerating acceptance. ... ...

5 Questions That (Newly) Virtual Leaders Should Ask Themselves

Full article with thanks to https://hbr.org/2020/05/5-questions-that-newly-virtual-leaders-should-ask-themselves t is safe to say, that for the first time in the age of technology, ad hoc face-to-face meetings are no longer an option for many people. While we don’t anticipate in-person meetings to go away forever, working during the Covid-19 crisis does provide us with the opportunity to reflect on how the best ... ...

4 Barriers to Organizational Change Found Within Leadership and Project Teams

Full article with thanks to https://www.panorama-consulting.com/barriers-to-organizational-change/?utm_campaign=Organic%20-%20LinkedIn%20-%20OCM&utm_content=146665308&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&hss_channel=lcp-672814 While everyone wants change, no one wants to change. This is a well-known adage in the field of change management. Put another way, it’s often easier to convince people of the need for something new than to get everyone moving in the same direction toward that objective. While change management practitioners understand this adage, many ... ...

What 800 executives envision for the postpandemic workforce

Full article with thanks to https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/what-800-executives-envision-for-the-postpandemic-workforce The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption to our working lives in the short term, and is likely to change the way that we work in the long term. To understand these changes, McKinsey commissioned a survey of business executives around the world in June 2020. The results suggest that the crisis may accelerate some workforce ... ...

What 800 executives envision for the postpandemic workforce

Full article with thanks to https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/what-800-executives-envision-for-the-postpandemic-workforce The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption to our working lives in the short term, and is likely to change the way that we work in the long term.1 To understand these changes, McKinsey commissioned a survey of business executives around the world in June 2020. The results suggest that the crisis may accelerate some workforce ... ...

How to lead digital transformation through change management

Full article with thanks to https://www.itproportal.com/features/how-to-lead-digital-transformation-through-change-management/ As enterprises move to a digital-first world, change management must shift at the same pace. There’s so much information concerning operational evolution and how businesses should undergo such processes in order to remain relevant. But before delving into the powers of a well-executed project, such as digital transformation, the first step that’s required is ... ...

A GUIDE TO DEFINING AND IMPLEMENTING YOUR DIGITAL STRATEGY

Full article with thanks to https://blog.walkme.com/digital-strategy/ When someone says the word digital strategy, marketing may immediately pop into mind. But digital strategy is the overall approach a company will take to define what type of software they invest in and how to maximize that software. Table of Contentshide1. What is digital strategy?2. Why is a digital strategy important?3. Five essential questions for planning your ... ...

Doing vs being: Practical lessons on building an agile…

Full article with thanks https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/doing-vs-being-practical-lessons-on-building-an-agile-culture# Four global success stories offer insights and lessons learned on achieving organizational agility. Around the world, a growing number of organizations are embracing agility to improve delivery, increase speed, and enhance customer and employee experience. Indeed, in the time of COVID-19, many organizations have accelerated their shift to agile. Our recent research found that agile organizations responded faster to ... ...

How to Build a Digital COE

Full article with thanks to https://www.panorama-consulting.com/digital-coe/?utm_campaign=Pushnami%20-%20Digital%20Strategy&utm_source=Pushnami Is your organization considering digital transformation? Even amid the unexpected events of 2020, research shows that 70% of companies are either maintaining or increasing their spending in this realm. If your organization decides to embark on this journey, it’s time to start thinking about building a digital center of excellence (COE). Today, we’re sharing exactly what ... ...

Change management in the agile world – Willing, able and ready

Full article with thanks to https://www.thoughtworks.com/insights/blog/change-management-agile-world-getting-ready-war “What do you mean there’s no big bang release date? How will we know what to build if we don’t know what the thing will do far in advance? How can we train people to use something if we don’t have all the user requirements and specs up front?” Such questions ring through the ... ...

5 Implications for Change Management in an Agile World

Full article with thanks to https://www.imaworldwide.com/blog/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 change management to an Agile project management cycle works; there are concerns expressed about whether change management will slow things down, and get in the way of the speed and innovation derived from ... ...

WHAT IS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION? – A GUIDE FOR THE FUTURE

Full article with thanks to https://blog.walkme.com/what-is-digital-transformation/ What is digital transformation, why does it matter, and how can organizations implement change? Questions such as these have become very relevant in today’s dynamic and fast-paced economy.  In an era where disruption and innovation have become the norm, organizations cannot afford to sit idly by while their competitors adopt and profit from new tools ... ...

How does leadership influence organizational culture?

Full article with thanks to https://www.octanner.com/insights/articles/2019/10/23/how_does_leadership_.html Debunking 5 myths about the role of leaders in creating thriving workplace cultures. True or False: Do leaders really impact company culture? TRUE. It is not shocking that effective leadership correlates to great organizational cultures. After all, leadership is defined as someone who has influence or authority, and leaders can reinforce values while simultaneously holding people ... ...

How to Manage Change During a Merger or Acquisition

Full article with thanks to https://www.panorama-consulting.com/how-to-manage-change-during-a-merger-or-acquisition/ Any type of change is traumatic, but few things are scarier than a merger or acquisition. Whether you’re doing the acquiring or you’re being acquired, this process can be stressful for everyone involved. Managing change related to a merger or acquisition is necessary for both the short- and long-term health of your organization. While mismanagement ... ...

7 steps to merger success

Full article with thanks to https://iveybusinessjournal.com/publication/seven-steps-to-merger-excellence/ Mergers and acquisitions often create winners and losers at both the corporate and individual staff levels. One culture unseats another. One employee outweighs another. Power struggles prevail. And while policy and organizational decisions are made from above, the organization sits in limbo, slowly becoming disengaged from its focus. It is a hardly satisfactory state, ... ...

The 3 C’s of Change Leadership

Full article with thanks to https://www.ccl.org/articles/leading-effectively-articles/successful-change-leader/ Great Change Leaders Focus on People & Process Successful change is one of the biggest problems that modern organizations face. In our fast-changing world, the strategic imperative to change is often clear: Without doing things differently, our company is unlikely to succeed, or last. But change-management research has demonstrated time after time that organizational ... ...

Three Tips For Managing Resistance To Change

Full article with thanks to https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/06/15/three-tips-for-managing-resistance-to-change/#d9cf26d642bb Change happens every day in organizations all over the world. Yet for many people, change can be scary. Many of us like to hold on to a sense of safety and security. We get comfortable doing things a certain way, so being asked to do something differently can trigger emotions such as anger, frustration, ... ...

Building An Effective Business Case For Change Management

Full article with thanks to https://www.strategicsourceror.com/2020/05/building-effective-business-case-for.html Change management is a structured approach designed to ensure end users and adopters understand why changes in an organization are occurring and inevitably adopt and utilize the resulting new systems. Change management is a necessary component to project success because if business users to do not adopt new systems then organizations do not achieve their target ... ...

“Re-entry will be one of the biggest change management moments we’ve ever experienced.”

Full article with thanks to https://www.prweek.com/article/1686239/one-biggest-change-management-moments-weve-ever-experienced-agencies-helping-clients-navigate-re-entry Businesses are playing it safe in bringing employees back to the office. From Los Angeles to Miami, most U.S. cities are pushing ahead with reopening their economies, meaning businesses can begin to bring employees back to their offices, as long as local and state rules are followed.  Yet even with the green light, many ... ...

Change Management Strategies For Getting Back To Work: 10 Ways To Ensure Success

Full article with thanks to https://www.forbes.com/sites/tracybrower/2020/05/10/change-management-strategies-for-getting-back-to-work-10-ways-to-ensure-success/#dcfbe872b46b The coronavirus pandemic has thrust every business and leader into a situation of managing change and thinking about how to get people on board for what comes next. In retrospect, the giant social experiment in which organizations suddenly sent everyone home was the easy part. The bigger challenge will be to bring people back ... ...

Change Management: What the Coronavirus Crisis Revealed

Full article with thanks to https://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/accounting-audit/article/21136982/building-a-change-management-capability-what-the-coronavirus-crisis-revealed Effective change management can help organizations pivot quickly, decisively, and effectively, even when—perhaps especially when—unforeseen circumstances strike. And while each business is unique, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Accounting firms are certainly familiar with change. Market dynamics, shifting stakeholder expectations, regulatory rule-making—all this and more compel the profession to be agile. Traditionally, ... ...

How Does Organizational Culture Affect Change?

Full article with thanks to https://change.walkme.com/how-does-organizational-culture-affect-change/ Culture is one among many factors that influence a company’s ability to change. A few of these include: Culture Leadership External circumstances, such as customer needs and desires Among many other things. When developing an organizational change project, change practitioners should examine all of these factors in detail. Each factor will have a different ... ...

7 biggest challenges SMEs face – and how to overcome them

Full article with thanks to https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/leadership/changing-change-management# Simon Willmett outlines the seven main challenges facing every small business, and offers ways to overcome them. Setting up a business is certainly not without its challenges and requires vast amounts of determination, patience and effort. With figures showing that SMEs account for 99.9pc of the 5.7 million businesses in the UK, standing out ... ...

How COVID-19 Is Accelerating Digital Transformation in the Workplace

Full article with thanks to https://blog.smarp.com/how-covid-19-is-accelerating-digital-transformation-in-the-workplace#A-Wake-Up-Call-for-Business-Leaders The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the business world and companies have no choice but to review their strategies to overcome the crisis.  he COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the business world and companies have no choice but to review their strategies to overcome the crisis.  The global COVID-19 lockdown has unprecedented impacts on our personal ... ...

PEST (PESTLE/STEEPLE) Market Analysis Tool

Full article with thanks to https://www.businessballs.com/strategy-innovation/pest-market-analysis-tool/ PEST market analysis tool PEST analysis method and examples, with free PEST template The PEST analysis is a useful tool for understanding market growth or decline, and as such the position, potential and direction for a business. A PEST analysis is a business measurement tool. PEST is an acronym for Political, Economic, Social and ... ...

Nudge Theory

Full article with thanks to https://www.businessballs.com/improving-workplace-performance/nudge-theory/ Nudge theory is a flexible and modern concept for: Understanding of how people think, make decisions, and behave, Helping people improve their thinking and decisions, Managing change of all sorts, and Identifying and modifying existing unhelpful influences on people. Nudge theory was named and populariozed by the 2008 book, ‘Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness‘, written by American academics Richard H Thaler and ... ...

Measuring resistance to change, the mathematical way.

Full article with thanks to https://www.businessballs.com/change-management/formula-for-change/ Beckhard-Harris Change Equation The Model Having a much broader view of an organisation, managers much often notice the need for change far earlier than do employees. Therefore, they may often find themselves faced with general resistance to any change initiatives, as individuals generally favour the status quo. The Beckhard-Harris Change Equation aims to serve as ... ...

7 Steps to Acquiring a Small Business

Full article with thanks to https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/343129 You don’t have to start a business to own one. Owning a business is one of the best ways to create lasting wealth and freedom. But there’s a lot of uncertainty.  Maybe you don’t have the funding, connections, or world-changing vision required to get moonshot ideas like Tesla, Amazon, or SpaceX off the ground. ... ...

6 Steps to Effective Organizational Change Management

With thanks to Fionnuala Courtney and PulseLearning for their post, shared and fully attributed here: https://www.pulselearning.com/blog/6-steps-effective-organizational-change-management/ Are you new to the concept of change management?  Do you want to understand what all the fuss is about? This quick read from PulseLearning in 2016 is a great introduction to the subject. Most organizations today are in a constant state of flux as they ... ...

The Six Types of successful acquisitions

Full article with thanks to https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/the-six-types-of-successful-acquisitions Companies advance myriad strategies for creating value with acquisitions—but only a handful are likely to do so. There is no magic formula to make acquisitions successful. Like any other business process, they are not inherently good or bad, just as marketing and R&D aren’t. Each deal must have its own strategic logic. In our experience, ... ...

The impact of the pandemic on insurance mergers

Whole article with thanks to https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/the-impact-of-the-pandemic-on-insurance-mergers-1004175814/ Brokerages negotiating a merger or acquisition don’t have to stop because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Canadian M&A advisor suggests. “A good deal can get done. I suspect it may take a bit longer,” said Georges Pigeon (pictured), Montreal-based deal advisory partner with KPMG Canada who has led more than 100 mergers and acquisitions in the ... ...

Eight lessons from real-life mergers and acquisitions

Now is a great time to plan for the future development of your business. Customer distractions are at a minimum, and valuable thinking time needs to be used wisely. Merger or acquisition is a strategic growth opportunity that every business should keep under consideration and reading up on what lessons have been learned by others is a good way to ... ...

Make Your Change Management Projects Work With This Proven Three-Step Sequence

Everyone likes a three step plan. Simple to follow and explain to colleagues and even customers. Here is a really good one from Phil Lewis if you are struggling to think how to start when needing to plan for change in your organisation. Whole article with thanks to https://www.forbes.com/sites/phillewis1/2020/03/12/make-your-change-management-projects-work-with-this-proven-three-step-sequence/#2c1a245f390a The secret of Tony Blair’s political success, according to many colleagues ... ...

Ensure you have shared goals

Perhaps the best advice for any management team considering approaching another firm about a potential merger or acquisition. Get this one wrong, and no amount of Post Merger Integration (PMI) activity is likely to paper over the cracks. Thank you to Craig Blackmore and Verde Corporate Finance for the call out. Full article with thanks to https://realbusiness.co.uk/expert-advice-on-planning-a-merger-and-acquisition/ Successfully approaching mergers ... ...

The Art of Change Management

Excellent article here from Gordon Kedslie about how organisations can sensibly prepare to “conquer change”, including three top tips: involve the right people early on, getting buy in on changes from key stakeholders ask the hard questions up front, including where we are today and where we want to be in the future if it involves new technology definitely consider ... ...

Due diligence matters

A great Case Study here on what can go badly wrong if you don’t get your M&A integration planning right.  Thank you to Sukand Ramachandran of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and ITPro. When dealing with a merger or acquisition there’s a lot for the boardroom to consider, from potentially differing business cultures to the rationalisation of technology platforms and ... ...

Tips for Overcoming Resistance to Change

Whole article with thanks to https://www.business2community.com/workplace-culture/5-tips-for-overcoming-resistance-to-change-02266831 In support of any organisational change initiative, really good change managers arrive with an easy to follow list of what to do, and what not to do. My personal favourite when planning how best to overcome resistance to change is ‘Be honest and open about personal impact’. When leaders explain to staff why it ... ...

How to Adapt to Constant Changes: Create It

Great read here on the benefits of organisations building in house capability to manage change. ‘To get ahead of the competition, organisations need to flip the script on change and enable employees to lead change themselves’. Thank you to Mara Hoogerhuis and Jillian Anderson for sharing. Full article with thanks to https://www.gallup.com/workplace/268991/adapt-constant-change-create.aspx As leaders well know, constant change is the ... ...

Change management: A better way to explain the “why”

Answering properly the ‘why are we doing it’ question is so important when leaders start to talk to their people about organisational change. Sadly, it often forgotten as we get caught up too quickly in implementing change. Always stop and think, do my staff really understand why we are changing? If they don’t, the chances of your change initiative succeeding ... ...
2020

New Decade, New Deal

Although we should all keep our business planning under constant review, human nature means we often only do this when events prompt us to do so. New Year thinking often prompts big ideas. And why not? We should all think outside the box sometimes. Even Boards of Directors in mature businesses need to be reminded to plan regularly. Think big. ... ...

Changeability is a strategic advantage

Changeability is a strategic advantage – one of several takeaways from a Change Management Institute virtual round table session on the challenges presented by Enterprise Change. What is so different about supporting change for a whole organisation, or enterprise, compared to helping smaller change initiatives? How would you recommend making a start with larger change programmes? What would you prioritise ... ...

Every Change Starts with an Idea

Every change starts with an idea. But how many of these new ideas actually survive implementation?  Why is the effective management of organizational change so important? As business leaders, we are trained to be creative, to find better ways of working, always looking expand our organisation’s capability. Standing still is rarely viewed as successful business activity. We are often good at ... ...

Driving Change and Successful Business Transformation

The sad reality is that many business change or transformation initiatives fail along the way. Not due to any lack of effort or investment, but rather a lack of clear thinking or poor communication. Here are some ideas to mitigate against these two common causes of failed change. Most people like check-lists. So, start with a check-list of things you ... ...