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5 of the Best Project Management Techniques to Steal | Project Management Tips || Project Management, Collaboration and Knowledge Management Blog

5 of the Best Project Management Techniques to Steal | Project Management Tips || Project Management, Collaboration and Knowledge Management Blog | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
As Stephen P. MacMillan, former CEO of Stryker Corporation and current Board member of MDSave notes: companies can unlock value by changing how they
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Change Habits, Change Your Industry

Change Habits, Change Your Industry | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
Experts explain how understanding how humans create new habits can accelerate the adoption of your new tool or service into the mainstream.

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Like the idea of focusing on individual behaviour change not group interaction.

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Blueprint for Building an Internal Change Management Capability

Blueprint for Building an Internal Change Management Capability | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
Organizations that invest in an internal change management capability set themselves apart from their peers. They are able to adapt to the constantly changing business environment more easily, adopt solutions more quickly, ...

Via Santosh Kumar Nair, Abeo Verto
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Useful thoughts on examining an organisation's ability to change.

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Change leader, change thyself | McKinsey & Company

Change leader, change thyself | McKinsey & Company | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Going beyond training, even soft skills, to helping leaders of change act as role models. Involves self-awareness, aligning intention, words and actions plus being flexible on the approach you take (situational?).

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Organizational Change Management: Cultural Fit > Victor M. Font Jr.

Organizational Change Management: Cultural Fit > Victor M. Font Jr. | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
To fully realize a change management strategy, make sure the change fits your culture. You’ll also need detailed reinforcement and communication plans. Cultural fit is as individual as companies themselves. Every organization has its own variety of cultures and sub-cultures. Most businesses establish a target company-wide culture through their mission statement, vision, values and leader …
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Organisation change and SDLC( Software Development Life Cycle). IT-driven change is so common and we often forget the OD/change part, or it gets less attention. Great diagram here too.

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andrea howell's curator insight, March 19, 2014 5:47 PM

Tactics that help to ensure your change fits your culture

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38 of the Best Apps For Getting Things Done | Alltopstartups.com

38 of the Best Apps For Getting Things Done | Alltopstartups.com | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
There are thousands of apps to make your work easier and get you in a productive mood constantly.
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We all need help to get our stuff done. I use six of these already and they're great. Here's to the other 32.

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Tapping the power of hidden influencers

Tapping the power of hidden influencers | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it

A tool social scientists use to identify sex workers and drug users can help senior executives find the people most likely to catalyze—or sabotage—organizational-change efforts. A McKinsey Quarterly article.


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I had never realised where this tool came from, but it is useful in identifying key change influencers and so improve your change communication results.

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10 Tips for Sustainable Change Management - Voices on Project Management

10 #Tips for Sustainable #Change #Management http://t.co/qLbemFhnsc #pmp #pmot #vca
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For all you PMs who feel you need to do more on the people side.

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Nicola's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:14 AM

In order for change to be embeded change needs to be achieved in an effective and healthy way. While change and the management thereof requires a necessary programmatic approach, if people do not respond to adopt change.. change efforts become futile and their benefits redundant

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Navigating Change: How CFOs Can Effectively Drive Transformation

Navigating Change: How CFOs Can Effectively Drive Transformation | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it

Today’s CFOs are increasingly required to partner with CEOs to drive transformations in their organizations. Indeed, a previous Deloitte CFO Signals™ survey of CFOs from major North American companies found that on average CFOs aspire to spend about 60% of their time as a catalyst for change and a strategist in their organizations.⊃1;

 

Yet, many CFOs who aspire to the catalyst role are often ill equipped to go beyond the numbers and effectively drive organization-wide change that improves future company performance. This excerpt from Deloitte’s CFO Insights examines sources of resistance to change and provides some practical tools for CFOs to diagnose and navigate change efforts more effectively...


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A CFO view of change, and changing culture too! Not an easy thing to do. I like the emphasis on behaviours and acknowledging the past.

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Dancing with Shiva (or Sandy, or Katrina): Harrison Owen at TEDxNavesink

An exploration of the idea that all systems are inherently self-organizing, and that maybe we're working too hard. How can we use moments of chaos to increas...
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So who needs change management? Embrace the chaos and trust to self-organising.

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Of Baboons and Bosses - Bob Sutton

Of Baboons and Bosses - Bob Sutton | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
I wrote a Harvard Business Review article that is hitting the stands (and I guess the web) next week called "How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy." One of the points I make is that bosses aren't...
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We know that leaders' behaviour is observed carefully by their followers, particularly during times of change. Here is some anthropological evidence.

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Creating change champions in your organization | simply communicate

Creating change champions in your organization | simply communicate | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
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A straight-forward guide to change champions.

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Conversations on Health Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry

Conversations on Health Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
“ At the BC Health Leaders conference, the BCHLDC hosted a conversation using Appreciative Inquiry and graphic recording.”
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A great combination of AI and visualising.
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How Do You Measure Behavior Change? — Daft Blogger

How Do You Measure Behavior Change? — Daft Blogger | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
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You've got to measure to know if your change moving in the right direction. But behaviour is a bit trickier than finance! Some thoughts here.

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Change Management: 4 Factors That Distinguish Successes From Failures

Change Management: 4 Factors That Distinguish Successes From Failures | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
By Judith E. Glaser

Many MANAGEMENT GURUS, ACADEMICS and CEOs are writing on change, yet there is a difference between theory and actual change. If you are entrusted to make change happen, run a division, have a strategic HR role or are in the ...
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You really can't over-communicated during change and people need time to get their heads around things. Some good tips here.

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25 Fascinating Charts Of Negotiation Styles Around The World

Language is only the most obvious part of the global communication gap. Different cultures also have distinct approaches to communication during meetings, as described by British linguist Richard D.

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Fascinating summary of how different cultures negotiate - see what you recognise from your experience.

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Top 10 FBI Behavioral Unit Techniques For Building Rapport With Anyone

Top 10 FBI Behavioral Unit Techniques For Building Rapport With Anyone | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
What can an FBI expert on behavior teach you about rapport building skills? A lot. (What can an FBI expert on behaviour teach you about rapport building skills? A lot, and not all the tips are...

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A good reminder and a few new tips on building rapport.

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Communications Tips for Managing Change

Communications Tips for Managing Change | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
Managing change can be difficult, and it's often the communication with the people affected that causes the problems. Here are 6 pieces of key advice.

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Solid advice on communicating during change. Note that who is communicating is as important as what is being communicated.

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Rob Kingston's curator insight, March 17, 2014 9:47 AM

Stay out front, with right message from the right sources.

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The truth about change

The truth about change | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
The reason change so often fails is that we resist letting go of old ideas and beliefs. But you cannot change and remain the same. Change means the letting go of the old and encouraging something new to develop. And that's as true for organizations as it is for individuals.

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Letting go as the key to personal change - a butterfly not a better larva!

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Robert Ellis's curator insight, March 13, 2014 11:43 PM

What key performance indicator do you use to measure your growth?Perhaps measuring how you adapt to change is a good indication of how much you're developing as a leader and a person. 

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How to create an effective stakeholder engagement strategy | EngagingCities

How to create an effective stakeholder engagement strategy | EngagingCities | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it

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Familiar material but offering a community engagement perspective.

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Infographic #2: 2013 Change and Communication ROI Study (CC ROI)

Infographic #2: 2013 Change and Communication ROI Study (CC ROI) | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
Highlights of survey results which explore change management and commmunication best practices and strategies.
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It's so important to support your managers' communication of change, particularly the front line / supervisors. Cascading is not good enough. Neither is assuming they have the skills to communicate well.

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What Change Agents Value at Work

What Change Agents Value at Work | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
Look for five key competencies.
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So not quite touchy-feely here. More achievement and power driven, but still has resilience, gaining buy-in and not avoiding conflict. A good balancing act.

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Priorities in Better Project Management | Pearce Mayfield

Priorities in Better Project Management | Pearce Mayfield | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
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Fewer and fewer projects can afford to be technical only. Valuable outcomes depend on people engagement. And yes, a PM can do both.

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6 Completely Unhelpful Cliches About Change (Management)

6 Completely Unhelpful Cliches About Change (Management) | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it

I suppose that every profession has its (negative) stereotypes, but some days it seems like change management has more than others. &nbs...


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What not to do in Change Management!

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David Hain's curator insight, December 3, 2013 4:01 AM

Only 6 cliches on change - there is a whole bookful available!  But these are a good start...

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10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn

10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn | Programme, Project and Change Management | Scoop.it
By Martha Beck In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy.

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Some useful thoughts here that can relate to personal transformation during change.

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Clement Boye's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:20 AM

La joie est un mot qui me passionne. il est sentiment, valeur, émotion état et intègre tout en lui , l'amour, la vie, la paix, l'estime de soi, le plaisir, le bonheur, la tendresse et la liste est sans fin, je suis fasciné

Eva Rider's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:24 PM

There is much wisdom in this advice and a reminder to listen to our feelings, instincts, intuitions before tossing them out to join the herd.

or as Oscar Wilde said so succintly, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken".