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Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Managing change in today's organizations is not easy. Those companies that get it right win a significant strategic advantage over their struggling competitors. Leslie Allan shows how you can apply a practical change management process that will help you gain success on your next change initiative.
Tue, 19 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400I love to drive, and I always have. In fact, other than in a shuttle bus or a taxi, I am seldom a passenger. I probably got this from my Dad - he always loved to drive too. And, because driving is a skill that becomes subconscious for most of us, I typically drive on auto-pilot.
Tue, 23 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500I've discovered that change is a shape shifter. Let me explain. At the end of March 2003 we had Tom Antion, a guru on internet marketing, run a workshop for the New Zealand National Speakers Association, travelling down from his home in the USA. I'd attended two of his Butt Camps in the States over the previous three years, before we managed to lure him down to our lovely country.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500Responding to and initiating change in todays organization is a prerequisite to maintaining or gaining competitive advantage. Yet many organizations fail in bringing about worthwhile change. If you are tasked with leading a change initiative in your organization, then this article is essential reading. Leslie Allan provides a starkly honest and compelling overview of what it takes to be a change champion in todays business environment.
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500Much has been written on how to combine the technology departments in mergers and acquisitions. This article serves to discuss the issues when companies break-up and joint IT must be separated. When companies grow through mergers and expansions into so many different businesses, there often comes a time that a particular subsidiary gets spun-off. As this new spin-off company begins to build its own organizational infrastructure, it typically leverages the IT of the parent for a period of time.
Fri, 04 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400Problem solving, which is our conventional approach to change, is instrumental in creating resistance and slowing or neutralizing attempts to create change. However, every person or organisation has inherent creativity, capability, imagination and success and if we begin from this perspective then a new approach to change is possible.
Thu, 04 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400This article provides guidance on change management for organizations that are specifically undertaking or contemplating a shared service or business process management (BPO) initiative.
Sat, 22 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400There is a direct and very defined connection in one's personal managerial-leadership style among others and one's age or generational segmentation. The abilities to fluidly connect, understand, respect (but not necessarily agree or disagree!), and motivate the generational segmentations in a business organization will be the differentiators between greatness and significance.
Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:00:00 -0400This article is designed to provide guidance for executives, managers, and specialists, who are involved in leading the strategic direction of their organisations. In this article we consider the manner in which they should lead as the strategic plan is implemented and as it establishes new working practices and supports the reshaping of the organisational culture.
Wed, 27 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400Change efforts are delicate, and they require finesse . . . they can't be taken lightly, and they must be communicated from the top to the bottom of the organization. These 3 very important strategies can support you in making each change initiative much easier for both you and your team.
Tue, 26 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400Many businesses make significant strategic changes in their organizations from time to time. Organizational Change Expert Gayla Hodges, reveals the three greatest barriers to organizational change and why they can completely undermine business strategy if handled incorrectly.
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400Every successful change process follows the same Four Stages, and within those Four Stages certain conditions will maximize the possibility of success. Successfully manage change in your enterprise by planning for the Four Stages and creating the conditions critical to success.
Sat, 10 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0500When people are motivated, they are more productive and happier, and they'll be less likely to leave your organization. Learning that each employee motivates differently could be the key to sucess.
Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Today's rapidly changing technology, the economy's roller-coaster ride, the constant mergers and acquisitions among companies, upsizing, downsizing and resizing, and, of course, our country's response to terrorism have forced almost all of us to change, in some cases almost daily.
Sat, 02 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500Techniques for mastering change in a changing world. Learning how to differentiate between temporary changes and structural (permanent) changes. That definition determines how you should cope with that type of change.
Wed, 22 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500Change is happening all the time. It is part of the natural order of things, but in business many of us resist change. This article takes on change giving examples of companies that have embraced change and those who have resisted change.
Wed, 15 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500Change management is the process of developing a planned approach to change in an organization. Typically the objective is to maximize the collective benefits for all people involved in the change and minimize the risk of failure of implementing the change.
Sun, 03 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400As a person, your success, or failure, depends in part on how well you adapt to change. Do you run screaming like a banshee towards it, ready to conquer? Or do you go sit in a closet, close your eyes and wait for it to go away, hoping that everything will return to "normal"?
Wed, 30 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400Human Resources Directors 'getting to grips' with the idea of 'Interim Management' as a resource strategy. Many HR Directors are becoming increasingly aware of the value of having 'Interim Managers/ Executives"as a vital resource for their business.
Wed, 10 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400Despite the wealth of books written on the subject of change management, many change initiatives still go off the rails. A rule based guidebook approach is no longer enough to ensure success in today's complex environment. By living out certain key change principles, you and your team will be able to fill in the gaps and provide a much needed human dimension to organizational change. Find out what core principles you need to adopt and model for your change program to make a positive impact in your organization.
Wed, 10 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400How often have you heard the statement, the only thing constant is change. No kidding, right? For most of us, the pace of change seems to have picked up dramatically over the past few years. This article offers tips for managing change.
Sun, 07 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400Sometimes the best planned change initiatives meet with resistance. Opposition to change can railroad a project, leading to much wasted resources, recriminations and exhaustion for all parties. What drives resisters and how can you turn them into supporters before your program goes off the rails? Find out the ways that people resist and some tips on what you can do about it.
Sun, 07 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400Today's organizations are struggling with the fast pace of change. In spite of the massive amount of words that have been written on managing change, many organizations still seem to be going backwards. There are some simple yet powerful lessons to be learned from thought leaders of the past. See how you can apply one such lesson to kick-start your current change program.
Mon, 01 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400We are living in a very unique time period. Innovation happens faster than we can process it, especially on the internet. If you literally take a week off, you have missed a ton. There's a good chance you missed Google's latest release, Apple's newest iPod, or AOL's legal battle.
Fri, 14 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400It has sometimes been said that managing change is the most difficult skill for any manager to learn. This article will make that learning a lot easier. Change cycles, or life cycles, are the fundamental way things work. They describe how everything has a birth, periods of growth and peaking, and periods of decline and death. Such cycles include natural events such as the passing of the seasons, products, team growth and disbandment, and the rise and fall of organizations. If we do not manage them, these cycles can only lead to our demise. But if we work with them, we can manage them to survive and grow.