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  1. Change Management: Getting It Right By Leon Chaddock
    Change management is something many companies may face throughout their existence. Whether something simple or a complete change, various things can be done to allow for a successful change. Management of the change effectively will allow for the best overall final product but it really just is not that simple. But, there are ways to get effective change management in such a way as to contribute to the betterment of the company.Change management is the management of change. In that, you wi…


  2. Managing Change -- Endings Are Just Doorways to New Beginnings By Althea DeBrule
    Every May we celebrate Mother’s Day—a time to tell mothers everywhere how much we love and honor them. In the midst of all the holiday revelry we should take some time to reflect on just what this day represents—the end of nine months of waiting and the passage through birth’s doorway to a new beginning.When I became a mother, this holiday took on a whole new meaning—especially when my daughter graduated from college. Graduation ceremonies at her university were always held on Mother’s Day a…


  3. Follow My Leader - To Effect Change, Leaders Must Walk the Talk! By Glen Feechan
    A leader’s roleIn any change project, a leader must wear many hats, however his/her role can be split into two key areas:1. Set the strategic direction of the change and;2. Convince everyone of its importance.The importance of the first part of this role is generally understood and is for another article on another day, however the second part is often overlooked (or done very badly) and can be of even greater importance.Where this point is addressed, it is generally done by giving presentatio…


  4. What Gives You The Right? - An Introduction To Managing Change By Andrew Gowans
    Back, (maybe I should say "way back") in the '80's, as a senior manager in Hewlett Packard Ltd.,UK, I was regularly asked to give talks to groups from both the public and private sectors.The most common themes were People Development, Performance Appraisal, Continuous Improvement and "Managing Change"I suppose it would be fair to say that my 'presentations' and discussions were somewhat animated with a great deal of walking about and mingling with the audience. So much so that I could not get…


  5. Management Of Change - Keep Things As They Are By Hans Bool
    What would be more difficult: to stop smoking in a smoker’s environment or to quit when everybody around you continues with their same habits? Is it more difficult to change (your behaviour) in a new situation or in the old one? And why should you care?Most of the time the structure of an organization is changed prior to the introduction of new working methods. The idea is to do things differently ‘from now on’. The alteration of the structure is an important event that inducts new behaviour. …


  6. Communicating Change Management: Change is the Same as It Always Was By Garrison Wynn
    How can management motivate people to listen? By making sure they will benefit from what is said!A manager during change is like a sea captain, they need to get their ship together.Change is not the problem; resistance to change is the problem.The Gallup Institute study of eighty thousand managers and over a million employees’ shows how dramatically employee opinion can affect productivity. And while we can't control much of the world changing around us, we can control how we respond to how e…


  7. Understanding & Managing Change By Manik Thapar
    Understanding Change:Understanding and managing change are the dominant themes of management today. adapting to a ever changing present is essential for success for a unpredictable future.1) Why Change?Change affects every aspect of life: taking a proactive approach to change is the only way to take charge of the future, either as an individual or as an organization. Approach it with an open mind, and learn to develop its positive elements.Note:Write down any changes that you would like and pl…


  8. Change Management - Urgent Information By Kenneth Little
    Thinking Your Way to A Better FutureYou can get change working in your favor. I have used the following suggestions to get positive change management outcomes over the past 17 years. The following is urgent information because every day you don't use it is a day you'll live in fear of an uncertain future. Plan for change and you'll end up in a place your happy with - one in which you are in control- not your circumstances. Start to think through the major change building in your life. Make a…


  9. Don't Forget Where You Came from - Why the Past is Important in Implementing Business Change By Glen Feechan
    Much of the literature and advice on implementing business change focuses on knowing where you are going and making sure that you understand and communicate a consistent vision of the future. Indeed, I have looked at the importance of this in an earlier article in this series. This month’s article, however, looks at the past and its often under-estimated importance in implementing change.Clean sheets and blue skiesBusiness change projects tend to begin with a “visioning exercise”, to determine…


  10. Do Not Wait Too Long To Follow The (New) Trend By Hans Bool
    In the investment world there goes the saying – “the market is always right”. One of the meanings of this is that you do not have to be right to win a lot of money. Even if the market fundamentals would predict otherwise, when there is a stream in a certain direction you’d better go with it, or you would face a terrible resistance.Changes in organizations are dealing with the same phenomenon; the market – represented by the majority of the employees – are against change and so they will resist…


  11. Change Management Needs External Focus By R.G. Srinivasan
    Poor managerial performance is viewed more as structural rather than market factors. The mantra of the managements for increasing efficiencies and profitability is more often than not structural adjustments within the organization.Structural adjustments at best produce short term results. Many of the change initiatives fizzle out after the initial spurt in productivity while management grapple with sagging morale and bottom-line. Managements initiate more change for the sake of keeping the tre…


  12. Change Management - Without the Problems By Kenneth Little
    Good Relationships -Your Key to SuccessWhen you're given the role of change management Project Manager there are some simple steps you can take to develop a win- win situation for your boss and eveveryone on your team. You begin by putting all the energy you can into relationship development. Make sure you get to know everyone on your team. Do this and team members will have regard for your direction and guidance. Levels of resistance experienced in your change management will be much lower.…


  13. How to Develop a Change-Adept Workforce By Carol Kinsey Goman
    There are 6 qualities common to those who thrive on change. Here’s how to develop these qualities in the people who report to you.Quality #1: Confidence The personality trait most responsible for the ability to deal well with change is self- confidence. Strategy: Play to people’s strengths Stop focusing on building up weaknesses. Instead, identify and build on those competencies and accomplishments that make someone special.Quality #2: Challenge In fast-moving, high-stress business environm…


  14. Change Management By Atul Shiva
    “It is not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change”. -Charles DarwinThe world today is changing faster than ever before. Technological developments, financial constraints, expanding markets, restructure and mergers, new philosophies and government legislation are all putting pressure on organizations to change. Yet the process of change is far easy from easy, and implementing it successfully makes considerable demands on the managers in…


  15. Before You Head Off, Make Sure You Know Where You Are Going - The Importance of Clear Objectives By Glen Feechan
    The title of this article sounds like simple advice, but so often we undertake activities and projects without really understanding how they are going to help us to achieve our aims. I have outlined below some of the causes of this cavalier (and costly) approach to business improvement along with how we might approach things differently.The latest thing!In business we are often worse devotees of fashion than any teenager. We undertake initiatives, programmes and structural changes regularly to…


  16. "I Am Not A Number" - Why Too Many Change Projects Fail By Glen Feechan
    Many of you will recognise this quote from the 1960s TV show, “The Prisoner”. Patrick McGoohan used the phrase to describe his frustration at not being treated as an individual, and being kept in the dark about what his superiors were up to in a very confusing environment. This experience is not dissimilar to what employees face in most change projects.A cog in the machineTraditional approaches to business change and process improvement have at their heart, the idea that a business is, essenti…


  17. Change Management: Avoid Havoc In Very Uncertain Times By Marcia Zidle
    Escalating gas prices...tensions and turmoil in the Middle East...a struggling world economy. Leadership, in times of uncertainty, is not that much different from that of ‘normal' times. What does differ is the degree to which basic tactics of change management are applied. In times of uncertainty, leaders must pay even more attention to the people issues in change. Here are five ways to avoid leadership havoc.Get off of autopilot. Examine your organization’s strategy. With your leadership t…


  18. Make Change Easy - Get Involved! By Martin Haworth
    There are wild variances in how much involvement organisations are brave enough to offer their people in change. From those organisations where they just ‘tell’ (sometimes by text message even!), to the most enlightened extreme, where they enable wholesale contribution to the change process.Such organisations actually create the time and space to involve as many people as possible, in the issues surrounding the need for change.This organism of change, where the organisation fully respects (an…


  19. Have We Learned Nothing About Managing Change? By Carol Kinsey Goman
    Patrick, the baby of my extended family, started kindergarten this year. As a graduate of pre-school, we thought he’d be right at home in his new class. But after the very first day, he firmly announced that he wouldn’t be going back to school. When questioned about this decision, he admitted that the teacher was nice enough, and all his friends were glad to see him, but (and to Patrick, this was the deal breaker) there was no naptime.No naptime! In Patrick’s school, 5-year olds are being…


  20. Managing Change - Get it Right By Martin Haworth
    In any event, getting the process right is a vital component. The credibility of the change managers will be scrutinised closely enough on the issue itself, with all processes in place. If process is at fault too, then things can get very messy indeed.LegalitiesLegalities of how you are dealing with people issues must be resolved first and a clear understanding of HR technicalities requires the right level of expertise. Within this are elements of fairness, consistency and honesty. Although…


  21. The Change Management Process By Christoph Puetz
    Change Management is a critical piece for corporations. Large corporations depend on it for anything that affects their production environment. But what is change management at all? Change Management is the process that kicks in when a change is made to the production environment of a business. For the matter of this article we will use an Information Technology related case to explain Change Management.Company "A" uses change management to keep track of changes to its web servers. The change …


  22. When Business Becomes A Battlefield By Graham Yemm
    “We have to be careful it’s like a minefield out there” “I like to lob the odd grenade into the meeting to shake things up” “You have to watch your back all the time with her” “We need to attack whilst they are in a weak position” “There was blood all over the carpet after he had finished with them”What is your reaction when you are in situations where you hear these kind of messages? What sort of tone and atmosphere do you think they create?These words and phrases are becoming more common-pla…


  23. Consultants Can Be Scary By Rick Johnson
    Utilize the Discovery Analysis to Ease Your Fear of Using a ConsultantConsultants can provide real value on many occasions but they can also be your worst nightmare. Some clichés include;“A consultant will ask you for the time and then steal your watch.”“Two things you don’t want to watch ----- Sausage being made & a group of consultants trying to solve a problem.”Worst NightmareThe Hanging-on Strategy ---- Consultants can become your worst nightmare in many ways. Some consultants have per…


  24. Managing Change in the Workplace By Julie Renee Callaway
    Change is exhilarating. Change is terrifying. Change is badly needed around here. Whatever your attitude is to change, it is the most reliable companion you will likely ever have. It will always be with you so are better off making friends! Here are three tips on managing change in your workplace:* Understand that growth requires change. If you double the number of customers you serve, how will your current systems hold up? Review current processes to see how they will work if workflow increas…


  25. Lean Strategies For Lean Leaders And Their Teams By Melanie Beaumont
    Dealing With Resistance: Kaizen 1 - Building More Lean Buy-InBuilding Lean Buy-In:Step 1: Discovery Know your audience very well - Assess the business goals, needs, and priorities of those you are trying to persuade to come on side. Make sure you select the key benefits of Lean that address those particular goals, issues and needs.Remember that people do things for their reasons not yours. Also be aware of the preferences that people have for styles of presentation and persuasion. Some people …






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