What do you do for work? It’s an anxiety-inducing question. My mom is still asking that question almost four years into my career. The follow up is: “How did I end up working in change management?” This launches me into a detailed history of my graduate school internship, turned [...]
In the wake of organizational change employees must alter their behavior so that they may perform new tasks, meet new requirements and standards, or to drive new outcomes. In short, change. But, even with a strong competency plan that will help them develop skills, both quick adoption and sustained [...]
When embarking on any change management project an important question to ask yourself is, “What new competencies will be required to make this change successful?” If change management is about preparing an organization to successfully change, developing new competencies must be a part of that success equation. Competency is [...]
Like many people, I’ve encountered teams that are “clicking.” I’ve experienced the “buzz” of a group that’s blazing away with new ideas in a way that makes it seem they can read each others’ minds. We think of building teams...
Making changes in companies can be scary. Few companies approach change without serious considerations or a plan in place. Plans come in all forms; some companies leave the planning to a person they trust, while others only have a high-level plan. Still others have tactically intricate plans which are not [...]
This series of articles is for the leaders in the trenches … the line and middle managers that are responsible, sometimes unknowingly, for half the market cap of a corporation. One error, incident, or security compromise can negatively impact a company overnight. Unfortunately, senior leaders often don’t get it. [...]
We often hear that, if leadership is not involved, the change needed for a successful project is doomed. However, involving leadership is not enough, change needs sponsorship. Every change initiative project needs a sponsor. Sponsors help allocate budgets and resources,...
We often hear that, if leadership is not involved, the change needed for a successful project is doomed. However, involving leadership is not enough, change needs sponsorship. Every change initiative project needs a sponsor. Sponsors help allocate budgets and resources, align critical stakeholders, work through cross organizational conflicts, and [...]