December 10th, 2010
Change management is a systematic approach to change and it works on both the organizational and individual level. It is used by companies to help them transition from a present state to something new. This business strategy also works to empower employees and to help them accept changes in workplace.
Companies will have to face change at some point or another. When the need for it does arise, it is important for companies to promote a smooth transition. Doing so will benefit the organization as a whole, its employees, and the people it services. Read More »
October 27th, 2010
Changing culture is probably the most important ingredient to any successful change initiative. Rather you’re a leader with authority or a change agent without authority, getting the culture behind the change is the only certain way to sustain the results you put in place.
A leader once tried to convince me that I, as a change agent, operated much like a salesman. Not giving it a lot of thought at the time, I thought to myself, I’m the furthest thing away from a salesman. It didn’t dawn on me right then and there, but it wasn’t a traditional salesman he was referring to. It made me think, we’re all salesmen to some extent. As leaders of change, we’re trying to sell a vision, a need for change, ideas, concepts, and ultimately what’s in it for them. Read More »
August 15th, 2010
It’s not too shocking to say the hardest thing for any leader or organization to do is to change the way people act, behave, and respond. It’s easy to create a vision for what the future looks like, but it’s another to make that vision a reality. This creates a HUGE challenge for new leaders. Read More »
July 11th, 2010
All too often leaders make the mistake of assuming that each and every employee knows what is expected of them. I have found that this isn’t always the case. What we think is common knowledge to others may indeed be a misperception. Don’t make the, all too common, mistake of assuming people know what we expect. Read More »
June 8th, 2010
Are things not getting done or happening like you expect within your organization? Why is that? Is it because there are too many things on everyone’s’ plate? Is it that they don’t know what or how to perform the tasks that are expected of them, or does it come down to a discipline issue within the organization? Read More »