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To Change the Culture, Stop Trying to "Change the Culture"

To Change the Culture, Stop Trying to "Change the Culture" | Business change | Scoop.it
Instead, start with a few small successes.

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Getting your firm's culture "right" is something that requires more than just hope....

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Change is changing - Riding the wave of change

Change is changing - Riding the wave of change | Business change | Scoop.it
Most company’s change management approach attempts to control change. They attempt to manage risk, resist change or control the direction of the change.

This stood them in good stead for a long while. Before the web they could shape markets, define style and taste and tell consumers what to like. They had the budgets and reach to speak to consumers in a way nobody else could.

The web has changed all of that. Everybody has a voice and that means change cannot be controlled and it cannot be resisted. Change can no longer be managed, resisted or controlled, but it can be ridden.
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"Riding the wave of change – Mavericks in organizations unsettling the status quo" via @torbenrick

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The First Rule of Positive Change Management

The First Rule of Positive Change Management | Business change | Scoop.it
Positive change management – how to talk about the big white butterfly in the room.

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Jacob M Engel's curator insight, October 29, 2:02 PM

 “Just when the caterpillar thought that life was over, he became a butterfly.”

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A paradigm shift for SMEs: Leveraging Sustainability as a Driver for Innovation | Innovation Management

A paradigm shift for SMEs: Leveraging Sustainability as a Driver for Innovation | Innovation Management | Business change | Scoop.it
Many companies perceive sustainability requirements primarily as cost driver. However, they may also serve as sources for innovation, thus leading to profitable growth. Another aspect putting light on sustainability is the consumers’ attitude. Sensitivity for ecologically friendly and socially fair produced goods influences their choices. Such aspects are valued more and more in the industrialized countries. At the same time the demand for energy efficient products is growing all over the world encourage – and sometimes forcing – new concepts for production and application methods.
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Sustainability and growth are far from incompatible and could drive innovation.

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Inspiration, Ideation and Implementation

Inspiration, Ideation and Implementation | Business change | Scoop.it
Finally I am completely surrounded. I have that feeling of being somewhat overwhelmed, I can’t twist and turn any more, it simply will not go away. Do I throw myself off the building or decide to l...
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The Key to Change Is Middle Management

The Key to Change Is Middle Management | Business change | Scoop.it

I studied large-scale change and innovation efforts in 56 randomly selected companies in the high-tech, retail, pharmaceutical, banking, automotive, insurance, energy, non-profit, and health care industries. My research found that the majority of the efforts failed. A hallmark of the successful 32%was the involvement of mid-level managers two or more levels below the CEO. In those cases, mid-level managers weren’t merely managing incremental change; they were leading it by working levers of power up, across and down in their organizations.


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"We think of mid-level managers as managing incremental change — but many are change leaders in the making. When they align their personal goals and strengths with the organization’s goals, they become extraordinary leaders." ` Behnam Tabrizi

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Anne Landreat's curator insight, October 28, 5:00 AM

One of the main keys to change is middle management. Yes. Avoiding transformation processes turning into dull meetings, PowerPoint presentations and ticking the boxes exercise is another. And this may be done only by the reconquest of the human part of the entire organization, middle managers included. Because the key factor for change, deep change, is empathy. The example of nurse Michelle delaCalle shows this obviously. Put yourself in the shoes of your users, clients, subordinates, colleagues from other divisions, and even managers and see how you feel. Like it ? No ? Then change the way you act.

 

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, October 29, 10:07 AM

Algo así como los que comandan la fuerza de trabajo o que pueden ejecutar medidas inmediatas o efectivas.

 

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Chobani Founder: 'Elevate Yourself' Above Common Sense

How did Hamdi Ulukaya go from being the owner of a decrepit yogurt plant in upstate New York to the CEO of billion-dollar behemoth Chobani?

Here's a hint: Sometimes, Ulukaya said, common sense is no help. "You have to find a way to elevate yourself to be above common sense," he said, speaking to an audience of entrepreneurs at the Inc. 5000 conference in Phoenix on Friday. "We cannot do what we have done through the mirrors and lenses of common sense. We have to think something different."
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"When you start walking the way, the way appears." - Rumi, #Innovation

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From Collectivism to Connectivism - YouTube

Keynote for Changemakers 2014, at the Science Exchange in Adelaide on 21 October 2014. The transition to connectivist civilisation takes some getting used to...

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The way we are now to the way we will be, nice keynote from Mark Pesce

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The Big Shift - How the world is changing and what business needs to do about it!

John Hagel explains in the first of a short series of videos, how the world is changing and what we need to do about it.  It links to his work with Deloitte's Center for the Edge, which conducts original research and develops substantive points of view for new corporate growth.


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How do you participate in knowledge flows more effectively to learn and collaborate faster?  Find out here! (PS the link works, you should find 3 short videos)

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Matthew Farmer's curator insight, October 20, 1:49 AM

....so it not just that leaders need to need to change but businesses and organizations as well.  21st century leaders need to understand how these shifts (or the Big Shift as Hagel talks about it) are going to manifest themselves so they can either 'lead the change' or 'understand the changing context in which they must lead'.  Quite possibly both!

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Principles of Agility

Dave Gray explains how companies can become more connected and effective at delivering better experiences.




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What's The Connected Company all about? Find out here.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 19, 7:14 PM

The content in this presentation will be included in a new book by Dave. Meanwhile, you can follow Dave on Twitter here: @davegray.


I also strongly encourage you to read Dave and Thomas Vander Val's latest book, The Connected Company

Karine Mangion's curator insight, October 20, 6:09 AM

Applying Agile principles to academia, a possible way-forward in a fast changing and competitive environment. 

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3 Skills to Help Your Team Complete Key Projects

3 Skills to Help Your Team Complete Key Projects | Business change | Scoop.it
Project management is a must-have skill if you want to run a successful business. Use these 3 strategies to plan ahead, stay on task and finish strong.
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What is a mindset and why does it matter? | Game-Changer

What is a mindset and why does it matter? | Game-Changer | Business change | Scoop.it
Businesses that don't have a distinct mindset, a point of view, are setting themselves up to eventually fail. Organizations with the strongest opinions win.
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Well, strongest value, anyway.
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How to Set Productive Collaboration into Action

How to Set Productive Collaboration into Action | Business change | Scoop.it
Collaboration is essential for long-term innovation. Working together and sharing information enables employees to draw on expertise from the entire organization, avoid costly mistakes, and ultimately achieve a collective goal.

Yet many of today’s large companies still operate as siloed structures. While cubicle farms give a sense of efficiency and hierarchy, they prevent cross-pollination and dialogue across the enterprise. By design, silos prevent information from flowing outward; they discourage people from seeking out new ways to collaborate and build better ideas.
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Create momentum for change by connecting better - good tips here!

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Diverging Conversations through Facilitation - YouTube

"Diverging Conversations through Facilitaton" is the title of a new book on the art of facilitation. Jan Lelie and Henri Haarmans (editors) have put together a very interesting number of practical cases combined with a number of clear theoretical essays on Facilitation. Well readable and very enlightening on the subject. A 'must read' for every facilitator and everyone who employs facilitators.
The preface written by Maureen Jenkins is used as a basis for this small illustrative video. "


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Vodafone: Delivering Transformational Change to Emerging Markets Through CSR & Sustainability - Zawya

Vodafone: Delivering Transformational Change to Emerging Markets Through CSR & Sustainability - Zawya | Business change | Scoop.it
Vodafone's Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Dana Haidan, was recently hosted at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar to address students and faculty on the role of CSR in bringing about real transformational change in countries across the globe. Haidan discussed the barriers that prevent many people around the world from sharing in the benefits of the mobile and the data revolution and explored the reasons why they are currently finding themselves excluded, and the ways Vodafone is working to reverse this. Haidan also shared examples of Vodafone's social investment projects that are making a real difference around the world.
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According to Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University, the mobile phone is ending isolation in all its different varieties. Vodafone CSR case.

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The Most Innovative Companies 2014

The Most Innovative Companies 2014 | Business change | Scoop.it
While innovation continues to be a top-three priority for three-quarters of the companies in BCG’s 2014 global innovation survey, fewer executives are confident in their organizations’ innovation skills. Innovation is hard. Breakthrough innovation is harder. What sets breakthrough innovators apart? And who are the most innovative companies of 2014? The following articles tell the story.
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Learn from BCGs research on innovative organisations.

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Disruptive Sustainability: How to Be a Transformational Leader

Disruptive Sustainability: How to Be a Transformational Leader | Business change | Scoop.it
I joined over 30 sustainability leaders for Disruptive Sustainability, an inspiring pre-conference workshop led by Leith Sharp, director of executive education for sustainability leadership at Harvard University’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. A key theme that ran through Sharp’s and Leonard’s comments: We need to go beyond slowing down and ‘doing less bad’ to real transformation.  And the key to getting there, according to these two women leaders, is to adopt a new, more engaging and more collaborative leadership style. Both share a hopeful, positive vision for the future.  “A better world is possible and inevitable,” said Leonard. Both stress that change is hard. And both offered concrete tips and tools, targeted to higher education but also applicable to business.
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Introduction to Strategy Development and Strategy Execution

Introduction to Strategy Development and Strategy Execution | Business change | Scoop.it
A successful business requires both a well developed strategy and the ability to execute on that strategy. Strategy without execution is merely theory. Many companies develop robust strategies, but fail at operationalizing their strategies into implementable steps. This article provides overviews for 12 business frameworks related to various aspects of Strategy Development and Strategy Execution.
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The Flies and the Bees: Tailoring Project Processes to Project Context

The Flies and the Bees: Tailoring Project Processes to Project Context | Business change | Scoop.it

Peter Drucker argued that since the study of management began in the 1930s, several assumptions regarding the realities of management must be unlearned. One of these assumptions is that: “there is (or there must be) ONE right way to manage people.” Drucker further noted: “In no other area are the basic traditional assumptions held as firmly—though mostly subconsciously—as in respect to people and their management.” More importantly, “In no other area are they so totally at odds with reality and so totally counterproductive.”1

The following experiment demonstrates one possible “counterproductive” consequence of clinging to the “one best way” when at odds with reality:


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4 Keys To Successful Crisis Management In Today's Wired World

4 Keys To Successful Crisis Management In Today's Wired World | Business change | Scoop.it
In the face of today’s continually evolving, 24/7 global environment, it’s becoming an increasing necessity for organizations to learn how they can become more agile and responsive to change. The faster-paced, interconnected nature of today’s world also means that leaders need to become more responsive and hands-on when things inevitably – and often unexpectedly – go wrong.

It’s a situation that the principal at my daughters’ high school recently had to deal with and her response and actions gave forth some interesting insights into how leaders everywhere can better manage mistakes and failure in today’s wired world.
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Pretty good advice for managing cock-ups in the real world too!

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How to Stay Focused for a Major Project

How to Stay Focused for a Major Project | Business change | Scoop.it
The most important thing is to recognize up front that we have to prepare. If you were going to pitch in the World Series tomorrow, you wouldn’t just show up on game night as if it were any other Tuesday. You can’t just wing something like that.

You would make sure your head was in the game, that you were physically and emotionally ready, that you were focused on the win. It’s that way with any major project—at least if we want to succeed.

My team and I launch several key products for our business each year. We do a lot to minimize the stress and maximize our efforts, but there are always times and tasks that require far more of us than the usual. If I’m unprepared, it can feel like I’ve been hit by a truck.

Here are six tactics I use to prevent that from happening, when I’m preparing to undertake any major project. Some are big, some are small, but together they help me stay focused and get the job done. I bet most of these will work for you too.
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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently - InformED

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently - InformED | Business change | Scoop.it

Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?


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Personal Expectations That Produce Peak Performance - YouTube

We each face obstacles that stand between us and being our best when our best is needed. Too often the obstacle is self created and it's our expectations tha...
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“Innovate Or Die” Is The Big Warning For Big Bu...

“Innovate Or Die” Is The Big Warning For Big Bu... | Business change | Scoop.it
We have said it before, and it will always hold true: you have to innovate or die. The time a company spends on the S&P 500 is 60% shorter today than it was just 14 years ago.
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Maybe it should be regenerate rather than die?
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Resistance to Change: Overcoming Multilevel Cynicism

Resistance to Change: Overcoming Multilevel Cynicism | Business change | Scoop.it
Remember not only to address employee cynicism to change; you must also take steps to change an organizational CTC climate that might exist,
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Odds are people have been 'conned' by promised change before.  How will your change be different?

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Stimulating innovation and creativity in the workplace

Stimulating innovation and creativity in the workplace | Business change | Scoop.it
Creating the right conditions to stimulate innovation and creativity in the workplace. Here's a real world case study from TalkFreely

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