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If You Build It, Millennials Will Stay

If You Build It, Millennials Will Stay | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

Survey finds millennials less likely to jump ship and points to opportunity for investment in more learning.

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Multilingualism Helps Employees' Decision-Making Skills  

Multilingualism Helps Employees' Decision-Making Skills   | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

The increased workforce mobility that organizations are experiencing in the past years has brought forward not only the race for talent, but also a multilingual workplace. How does this influence the work process, team dynamics and decision-making skills within international, multilingual teams?

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Essential Elements of a change management strategy - Afiniti

Essential Elements of a change management strategy - Afiniti | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

The constant struggle to stay ahead of the competition means that all businesses must constantly change with the times in order to keep up with the competition, adapt to evolving customer demand and keep up with digital trends.

Often, new technology is seen as a solution to these issues, for instance the rise of contactless payment cards on the London Underground. This is an example of a company adapting to changing times by improving process and technology.

This is all well and good and in this case has been heralded as a great success, with usage growing month on month, but what about other companies who roll out a major change without focusing on the most important aspect of change – the people?

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Organisation design: it's time to disrupt our approaches

Organisation design: it's time to disrupt our approaches | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

Today, organisations are subject to unprecedented levels of fast-paced change driven by external as well as internal forces, often unpredictable. This scale of change throws into question the merits of the usual intensely unsettling and time-consuming approaches to organisation design.
 
Our view is that when it comes to organisation design, these traditional methodologies no longer provide the answers on how to build flexible, adaptive organisations.

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Why your business transformations fail

Why your business transformations fail | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

It’s time to ask why so many businesses fail to make their plans for development a success. Could it be down to the human factor?

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11 ways to bulldoze roadblocks to change - Banking Exchange

11 ways to bulldoze roadblocks to change - Banking Exchange | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it
“Acknowledge the impediments to change and tackle them with cultural change from the top. Make sure those people you challenge to be the catalyst for change have the necessary knowledge of the business at hand, competencies, and respect from others. And empower them to win the battle.”

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David Hain's curator insight, June 30, 5:19 AM

This list on making change happen isn't new. But it's striking how often the same issues come up. Maybe it's harder than it looks...

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Virtual Reality: How Will It Shape the Future? [Infographic] via knowledgehut 

Virtual Reality: How Will It Shape the Future? [Infographic] via knowledgehut  | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it
Infographic showing the future of virtual reality and how businesses can use it

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10 Rules for Recognition That Increase Employee Commitment 

10 Rules for Recognition That Increase Employee Commitment  | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

Working in the modern world can be hectic. The pace is unrelenting. The expectations are high. The hours are long. And for many, the pay is underwhelming. So, when I hear from managers that they have no time to recognize, or show appreciation for their employees, I cringe. Essentially what these managers are saying is, they’re not interested in increasing employee commitment to the cause. They want to make their job more difficult. They want their employees to feel taken advantage of. Now, I know this isn’t the message well-intentioned leaders want to send. But not recognizing employees for their hard work is management malpractice.

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As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify

As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it
Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today's businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex -- and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit's warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for "smart simplicity." (Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.)

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Begoña Pabón's curator insight, June 19, 1:53 AM
Nuestro entorno es cada vez mas complejo y demandante y no siempre sabemos como reaccionar. Aqui, Yves Morieux, nos comparte 6 claves para aprender a simplificar.
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8 Ways Managers Can Help Employees Respond To Change

8 Ways Managers Can Help Employees Respond To Change | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

Given the rapid pace of change and the level of uncertainty and disruption in today’s world, one of the most important skill sets for managers to have is the ability to help employees embrace and respond effectively to change. Here are a few actions that will help you do so:

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How to see change as a potential for growth

How to see change as a potential for growth | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

We  may not always enjoy it, but change is an inevitable part of life that we all must experience at some point or other. This becomes evident quite early on in life, as we lose teeth and grow out of our favourite clothes. But while we often assume that progress and change go hand-in-hand, this is not always the case and if we’re not careful, we can experience change without any progress to speak of.

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To improve change management, the NHS needs to discard outdated models

To improve change management, the NHS needs to discard outdated models | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

Old models perpetuate the feeling of negativity and disempower the staff, writes Polly Pascoe

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Great Businesses Scale Their Learning, Not Just Their Operations

Great Businesses Scale Their Learning, Not Just Their Operations | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

Today we live in a world that is increasingly shaped by exponentially improving digital technologies that are accelerating change, increasing uncertainty, and driving performance pressure on a global scale. Consumers are less and less willing to settle for the standardized offerings that drove the success of large institutions in the past. Our research into the long-term decline of return on assets for all public companies in the US from 1965 to today (it’s gone down by 75%) is just one indicator of this pressure. Another indicator is the shrinking life span of companies on the S&P 500. A third is the declining rates of trust indicated by the Edelman Trust Barometer — as the gap grows between what we want and expect and what we receive, our trust in the ability of these institutions to serve our needs erodes.

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Culture for a digital age 

Culture for a digital age  | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. In a digital world, solving these cultural problems is no longer optional.

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What It Takes to Become An Agile Organization

What It Takes to Become An Agile Organization | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

To survive, organizations must anticipate, prepare and respond to the challenges of a changing world and evolving workplace. To thrive, organizations must seek to become agile, functioning effectively and efficiently even as they adapt to new, rapid and ongoing forces and waves of change.

Organizations can become agile or increase agility through a number of factors including diversity and inclusion. Diversity can encompass the more commonly considered dimensions such as age, gender ethnicity, race, national origin and religion as well as less commonly considered dimensions such as education and cognitive ability. By hiring diverse individuals and providing a respectful and engaging workplace, organizations can then develop and leverage the skills and strengths of the diverse individuals who comprise its workforce.

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How does change management fit with project management?

How does change management fit with project management? | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it
There is, understandably, some confusion about how change management activities sit alongside project management. After all, project management provides for comms and learning, so what’s the need for additional change management? Looking at the success rate of projects, we can see there is great additional need for a structured approach to managing the people aspect …

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 16, 11:17 AM

Should be a natural fit but it is not always so!  Sad.

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How to develop company values that are worth more than the paper they’re printed on 

How to develop company values that are worth more than the paper they’re printed on  | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

Too many values live only on posters; it takes hard work to encourage employees to live and breathe them in their daily work, writes Jane Sparrow

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 9, 6:37 PM
As a teacher, I find vision and mission statements just live on paper. We need to live, breath and teach values. What makes our teaching meaningful is integral to teaching.
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Cognitive collaboration

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Some have voiced fears that artificial intelligence could replace humans altogether. But that isn’t likely. A more valuable approach may be to view machine and human intelligence as complementary, with each bringing its own strengths to the table.

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Extrapreneurs: A More Sensible Form of Entrepreneurship?  

Extrapreneurs: A More Sensible Form of Entrepreneurship?   | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

Being an entrepreneur is exciting with greater control over one’s destiny and a more direct link between work and rewards. But with start-up failure rates of up to 90 percent, both the economic and personal price is high. The alternative is to become an “extrapreneur”, a blend of intrapreneur and entrepreneur. But how prepared are employers, educators, unions and others for that future?

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The Modern Workplace: Looking Beyond Misconceptions About Millennials

The Modern Workplace: Looking Beyond Misconceptions About Millennials | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

There are a lot of misconceptions about Millennials in the workplace, but one thing is certain: This generation grew up in a digital world, characterized by an unprecedented pace of innovation. The amount of change between generations has created a challenge for companies, which must determine how the digital revolution affects modern talent and the modern workplace, says Crystal Kadakia, the founder of Invati Consulting and author of The Millennial Myth: Transforming Misunderstanding into Workplace Breakthroughs (Berrett-Koehler, 2017).

In an Edgewise podcast with AMA, Kadakia advises managers to replace the stereotyped view of Millennials with a “curious viewpoint,” one aimed at understanding the drivers of Millennial behaviors and adapting to the digital age.

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If you love them, set them free

If you love them, set them free | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

To thrive in tomorrow's dynamic new economy, you need your people to be engaged and passionate—and startlingly few of today's workers are both. Can you inspire your employees to change their mind-set—to want to seek out difficult challenges and connect with others to make a real impact?

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Managing Transformational Change: A Core Competency For Organizations

Managing Transformational Change: A Core Competency For Organizations | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

John Kotter’s book Leading Change (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012) reported that 70% of change initiatives in organizations fail. As technology and the global marketplace evolve, organizational change has shifted from a “nice to have” to a business necessity, forcing organizations to become more adept at transformational change management (a change in organizational strategy and processes designed to be organization-wide).

Yet, if Kotter is correct, 70% of organizations would continue to suffer failure when implementing change. Why is this so?

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Stop Thinking “Productivity” — Start Thinking “Problem Solving”

Stop Thinking “Productivity” — Start Thinking “Problem Solving” | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

Such is the sad state of many productivity or continuous improvement efforts across the world. People work hard, the business spends a lot of money, and leaders just might sneak past their 2% annual improvement target… only to be saddled with the same thing next year.

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The workplace of the future - time for a more considered view?

The workplace of the future - time for a more considered view? | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

A new report from CIPD indicates that nearly a quarter of employees (23%) are worried that at least part of their job could soon be automated [PDF]. The pace of automation and the development of artificial intelligence in the workplace has been the subject of innumerable articles in the media, many of them of a somewhat hysterical nature. So I’m not surprised to learn that many employees are experiencing high levels of anxiety about their future.

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Gig economy: Disruption can bring benefits for workers and consumers

Gig economy: Disruption can bring benefits for workers and consumers | Changing The Workplace | Scoop.it

We should be wary of the narrative that flexible jobs are predominantly low wage and low quality, writes Seamus Nevin
 

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