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Moving Beyond Hierarchy - What is Working Now to Lead Through Change?

Moving Beyond Hierarchy - What is Working Now to Lead Through Change? | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it

"Letting people manage themselves actually works."


[It] enables people to control their own destinies... [radical decentralization is] aligned with the urgings of our selfish genes. 

From a market perspective, it’s more efficient and effective. 

From a cultural perspective, virtually every organizational innovation since the Western Electric Hawthorne studies has been aimed at fostering democracy and initiative in the workplace because it’s good for both people and the business. 

Moving to an entrepreneurial organization is just the next step. –from -  Charles Jacobs: Management Rewired


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Harold Jarche's collection of quotes and readings forecasts the evolution or creative destruction of industrial age hierarchies.
     

Take GM, for instance. It has an embedded, decades old cultural hierarchy that struggles to embrace team concepts, plant by plant. It is just now starting to happen. It affects how decisions are made and can result in problem decisions, cascading to bad press, such as the massive recall now happening.
    

Compare that to Zappos, using holacracy, and those using wirearchy as new forms of leadership.  Zappos started with a completely different baseline for how leadership will be distributed. Time will tell how growth will happen in both companies. ~ D

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Beyond Resilience, Building Anti-Fragile Organizations, REVELN

It is about resilience? Or is it about learning how to be Anti-Fragile, a term coined by Nassim Taleb to describe natural or organic systems, things that need some dose of disorder in order to develop.


For example, deprive your bones of stress and they become brittle. Are our HR and organizational system destined to decline, are exist in a mediocre state due to their structure? 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is my own slide share for a recent presentation on change, adapting using both Nassim N. Taleb's "Anti-Fragile" concepts and Adam Grant's work on Givers, Matchers and Takers.   The full blog post here here:


Thanks for visiting.  I'm curious on what you think of these combinations of concepts.  Comments welcome!  ~  Deb

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Change Management vs. Change Leadership -- What's the Difference? | John Kotter & Forbes

Change Management vs. Change Leadership -- What's the Difference? | John Kotter & Forbes | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it

John Kotter, one of the top authors & researchers in the field of change scholarship, talks about the difference between change management and change leadership.


John Kotter's defines, "change leadership, ....[as]  the driving forces, visions and processes that fuel large-scale transformation."


Add in Dr. Mary Lippitt's "Managing Complex Change" model, and Daryl Conner's classic Change Curve you've got some great expertise regarding how change works.

 

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   ...change leadership... —it’s an engine  ...it's about urgency. It’s ...about masses of people who want to make something happen.   ______________________________


Excerpts:

 

Change management, which is the term most everyone uses, refers to a set of basic tools or structures intended to keep any change effort under control. The goal is often to minimize the distractions and impacts of the change.

 

John Kotter Video:  http://vimeo.com/20000373


Change leadership, on the other hand, concerns the driving forces, visions and processes that fuel large-scale transformation.

 

...Change leadership is much more associated with putting an engine on the whole change process, and making it go faster, smarter, more efficiently. It’s more associated, therefore, with large scale changes.

 

Change management tends to be more associated—at least, when it works well—with smaller changes.

 

...change leadership... —it’s an engine. It’s more about urgency. It’s more about masses of people who want to make something happen.

 

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Change leadership has the potential to get things a little bit out of control.   ...you have the 1,000 horsepower engine.

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It’s more about big visions.

It’s more about empowering lots and lots of people.

 

Change leadership has the potential to get things a little bit out of control. You don’t have the same degree of making sure that everything happens in a way you want at a time you want when you have the 1,000 horsepower engine.

 

What you want to do, of course, is have a highly skilled driver and a heck of a car, which will make sure your risks are minimum.

 

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Leading and sustaining a nimble organization: Interview with Daryl Conner, 2014

Leading and sustaining a nimble organization: Interview with Daryl Conner, 2014 | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it

Excerpted, via Gail Severrini & the Change Whisperer:

The authors of the current  Innosight study, “Creative Destruction Whips through Corporate America,” offer a warning to executives: “At the current churn rate, 75% of the S&P 500 will be replaced by 2027.”

....The Innosight study also proposes three questions that the CEO and executive committee should ask themselves. I found the second question to be arresting: “How fast do we have to change to maintain our position within our industry?”


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It is about creating and sustaining an organizational DNA that views change as a constant...

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It is about creating and sustaining an organizational DNA that views change as a constant, as part of the daily activities of leaders, managers, and employees.
     

How are Strategy Realization Offices different than conventional Project Management Offices and how an SRO can contribute to building a nimble organization?


We built the Strategy Realization Office structure to give leaders two things: oversight on their most strategic imperatives and line of sight on benefits realization.


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There is always strategic change in organizations. ...We need permanent structures to manage it. ~ Daryl Conner

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Conventional PMOs are assembled on project funding and adjourned on installation. This kind of timing mindset does not serve leaders who need to manage continuity of business performance all the way through to full realization of the initiative’s promise.

   

There is always strategic change in organizations. It is a fact of life now. We need permanent structures to manage it.


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Whether they are called strategic focus areas or 

Strategy Realization Offices, leaders need information to help them guide their focus on their strategic imperatives and help them continually clarify their line of sight on getting to the benefits of their change promise and plans, allowing for course corrections along the way.  ~  D   

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 21, 8:31 AM

Replacing  "75% of the S&P 500 ...by 2027" is a huge pointer to what our learning is and needs to be for the months and years ahead.  ~  D

Richard Platt's curator insight, February 25, 6:36 AM

I only wish that more companies understood that this Change Thing is a requisite for corporate survival and thriving,....but many are just too afraid to change the way they think about change, let alone manage and be a leader with it....Too bad the market punishes those companies that don't embrace it.

BhanuNagender's curator insight, March 7, 4:27 AM

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Rutgers, Universities, Bias: 3 Things That Cause Ethical Breakdowns and How Timing Counts

Rutgers, Universities, Bias: 3 Things That Cause Ethical Breakdowns and How Timing Counts | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it

"Tensions among senior staff in universities seem to be making the news on a regular basis. Examples include leader strife at Rutgers (blame), Penn State (cascade failure to deal with a crime) and University of Virginia (abrupt leadership goings and comings.)"

At the time of this post, we have the breaking story of not only the firing of a Rutgers basketball coach because of abusive behavior  of his players, as shared widely on video, but also high level conflict of senior university administrators over who is responsible.


The interviews and documents reveal a culture in which the university was far more concerned with protecting itself from legal action than with protecting its students from an abusive coach.


Source:  The New York Times



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…we are biased in every single situation. There’s no such thing as objectivity. ~ Erin White 



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Leaders are the ones who set the tone.  They can also easily miss things in the complexity of the organizational system.  Enron, Johnson and Johnson, and the classroom cheating examples (listed in the post) are three of the sample stories that provide a good range of how challenging it is to consistently walk to talk of ethics in leadership.


Get the full story here:  



Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is one of my own posts, a 2013 updated mash-up from a popular post from 2011 on ethics, trust and consistency, now including references on adaptive systems views of leadership. ~  Deb

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Demystifying social media, change in big business trends & structuring - McKinsey Quarterly

Demystifying social media, change in big business trends & structuring - McKinsey Quarterly | Change Management Resources | Scoop.it

"A McKinsey trio of writers call out how the vast majority of executives have no idea how to harness social media’s power, as well as how senior leaders can harness it to shape consumer decision making more predictably."


This is relevant as a change resource, as is the commentary on the article, also illuminating, including these two:  


"B2B has certainly been a slow adopter but we’ve seen a dramatic shift in just the last year...."


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...It is no longer about how your CMO [Chief Marketing Officer] uses social media. It is about “Is your organization social-media ready?“

 

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[Social Media] is much more than ...another form of paid marketing, and it demands more too:

  • a clear framework to help CEOs and other top executives evaluate investments in it,
  • a plan for building support infrastructure, and
  • performance-management systems to help leaders smartly scale their social presence.


Companies that have these three elements in place can create critical new brand assets (such as content from customers or insights from their feedback), open up new channels for interactions (Twitter-based customer service, Facebook news feeds), and completely reposition a brand through the way its employees interact with customers or other parties.


The article includes a series of five video narrations, by David Edelman from McKinsey's Digital Marketing Strategy group.

 

Read more via: McKinseyquarterly.com  (may require free membership)  https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Marketing/Digital_Marketing/Demystifying_social_media_2958


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