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How to structure a Change Management Strategy

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Objective A clearly defined Change Management Strategy is essential to achieve the desired future state envisaged through a change programme. It enables the

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Change Management - Project Planning.

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Managing Collective Intelligence

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(Aristotle, excerpt from Politics, Book III, Chapter XI):

 

“The principle that the multitude ought to be supreme rather than the few best is one that is maintained, and, though not free from difficulty, yet seems to contain an element of truth.

 

For the many, of whom each individual is but an ordinary person, when they meet together may very likely be better than the few good, if regarded not individually but collectively, just as a feast to which many contribute is better than a dinner provided out of a single purse.

 

For each individual among the many has a share of virtue and prudence, and when they meet together, they become in a manner one man, who has many feet, and hands, and senses; that is a figure of their mind and disposition.”

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Stakeholder Engagement - Have we really moved on?

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We all know how important stakeholder engagement is to enabling change. It is the activity that gives us interaction with stakeholders and hopefully traction. If you don’t engage with people how wi...

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How to gain role clarity and lead from any position.

To lead while being clear about one’s role requires a shift from being a smart leader to become a wise leader. Wise leadership involves knowing the limits
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The Psychology of Change

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Change management is not a matter of simply following steps. No two changes are exactly alike, nor are any two organizations. Following a recipe for change management is insufficient to drive business results.
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Interpersonal Communications

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An online magazine by Bovee & Thill, authors of the leading textbooks in business communication and business writing, featuring resources about interpersonal communication.
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Transactional Analysis Explained

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Part2/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOqJ4sc9TAc

Part3/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58F2qYyAzME

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How to Discover Your Talents and Develop Them Into Strengths

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Most people believe that their greatest improvement will come from overcoming their weaknesses.

 

Buckingham and Clifton say, NO! Your greatest improvement will come from identifying your natural talents and strengthening them. 

 

Buckingham and Clifton provide three "revolutionary tools" for doing this:

 

1) Understanding how to distinguish your natural talents from things you can learn...
2) A system to identify your dominant talents...
3) A common language to describe your talents.


To develop your natural talents (once you've identified them) into strengths requires knowledge and skills. Buckingham and Clifton provide these definitions:

 

* Talents are your naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior. Your various themes of talent are what the Strengths Finder Profile actually measures.
* Knowledge consists of the facts and lessons learned.
* Skills are the steps of an activity.

 

List of personal Talent/Strength:

Achiever, Activator,Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Context, Deliberative, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Fairness, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Inclusiveness, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo (winning others over).

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Build a Learning Organization: Embedding Failure Into the Culture | MattHunt | Leadership, Innovation, & Failure

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What are Complex Adaptive Systems?

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A brief description of Complex Adaptive Systems and
Complexity Theory, by Peter Fryer


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luiy's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:19 AM

Complex adaptive systems are all around us. Most things we take for granted are complex adaptive systems, and the agents in every system exist and behave in total ignorance of the concept but that does not impede their contribution to the system. Complex Adaptive Systems are a model for thinking about the world around us not a model for predicting what will happen. I have found that in nearly all situations I can view what is happening in Complex Adaptive Systems terms and that this opens up a variety of new options which give me more choice and more freedom.

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antifragile, if/since they survived ?
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Lewin's Change Management Model

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Back to Basics: Lewin's Change Management Model is known as Unfreeze - Change - Refreeze, which refers to his three-stage change process.


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Is organizational change realy a three step process?

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John Wade: Coach; consultant; mentor's curator insight, November 2, 2013 8:05 PM

A rather elderly look at Organisational Change - and yet the process remains essentially the same.

 

As people and change management gets more sophisticated, it's worth being reminded of the three very basic phases: to change requires unlearning and challenging existing practices; finding and implementing the changes needed; and baking them in to 'the way we do things round here'.

 

Even guru Kotter follows this basic premise in his eight steps: even though Lewin really saw twelve...

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Turning Requirements Trash into Stakeholder Treasure

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So have you been assigned to a project where you immediately felt like someone handed you a T-shirt that said “I just started a project and all I got was this lousy business case!” You are not alone...

 

Making something from nothing. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Turning trash into treasure. 

 

Click on the title to continue reading...

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The Project Counter-Sabotage Handbook

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A project saboteur is a person doing his/her best to sink a project and cause it to fail through a variety of methods. Effective counter sabotage to identify and deal with project saboteurs as early as possible is a key success factor to any large project because there will always be a saboteur somewhere…

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http://coding.abel.nu/2013/01/project-saboteur-taxonomy/

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http://coding.abel.nu/2013/01/the-project-counter-sabotage-handbook/

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Djebar Hammouche's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:55 PM

The Project Counter-Sabotage Handbook

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The Flow Model: Balancing Challenge and Skills

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Learn how you can use the Flow Model to be more productive.
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See also:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology)
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Lean & Green Project Management

Lean production philosophy has influenced profoundly the way many manufacturing businesses work today. However, lean philosophy has also been adapted and applied to project work influencing project management approaches with the ultimate goal of reducing/eliminating waste of all forms.

 

The "lean approach" can be applied both to core project management processes but also to the whole project value chain. Adopting a lean approach aims to reduce project costs while maximizing value for clients and users. It usually achieves this, however, within the limits of the project's scope boundaries and environment, that is, the defined value chain of the project (i.e. suppliers, project team, customer or users).

 

On the other hand, adopting the basic principles of green management and applying them to project management, one would tend to consider more the interrelation & interdependence between the systems of projects, the environment, economy and society, and therefore influence the project scope, deliverables, and project management approach to become “friendlier” to the surrounding systems/environments. Such systems (or sub-systems) are other projects, programs, corporate portfolios, the organization at large, society, and the natural environment.

 

A green project management approach would tend to "green" the project objectives and apply a "greener" approach in managing project work. The purpose is to minimize any negative impact to project environments (negative by-products) while maximizing positive impact (positive by-products) by applying a less fragmented and longer-term holistic thinking, thus moving towards a more sustainable project management model.

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The Effective Change Manager: The Change Management Body of Knowledge

The Effective Change Manager: The Change Management Body of Knowledge - Kindle edition by The Change Management Institute. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

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Are you a player? - Why we respond to organisational change in different ways.

Are you a player? - Why we respond to organisational change in different ways. | Project Management and more | Scoop.it
When the latest, brightest, new change programme is announced in your organisation - how do you respond?
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How much can you do with only 14%? Not much, so you better manage the dynamics proactively.

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Creating Transformational Change

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Assess weaknesses. Write them down too.Understand current system and processes and challenge the status quo and assumptions.Visualize the future in a changed world (and creatively conceive new possible options).Create mass around the vision.Add passion and commitment to the vision of the new order of things.Assess all risks that could potentially occur.Spend appropriate time refining the change to minimize the risk.Plan implementation of the transformational change -start at the end and work backwards.Protect changes from contamination from past practices and behaviors.

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Change management thinkers: 10 blogs you should be reading

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One of the drawbacks of being a change management consultant is that you're often working alone.  Yes, you're usual...

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The Change Curve

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Transactional analysis: theory examples, articles, diagrams, models...

Transactional analysis: theory examples, articles, diagrams, models... | Project Management and more | Scoop.it

Transactional analysis articles, theory, diagrams, relevant to management, sales, marketing, project management, communications, leadership, time management, team building and motivation.

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John Wade: Coach; consultant; mentor's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:24 PM

This is one of the most succinct explanations of Transactional Analysis that I have read for a  long time. I particularly like the diagrammatic layout of the four Effectve and six Ineffective modes.

 

The explanation given to Adult and Child state  seems to miss some critical points: the Ego-state refers to the client's version of Adult or Child not a 'generally accepted' construct; and Child can have Free or Adapted Child, which gives further sub-dvisions and additional contaminations. Karpman's tDrama Triangle could also usefuly have been given some space.

 

Those criticisms are set against what is an amazing achievement: the ability to abridge many studies and theories into a 24 page summary. I enjoyed reading this, and am reminded of a number of important angles.

Daniel Chernet's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:31 AM

En anglais, avec une belle description des modèles de Julie Hay et Anika Moutain sur l'okness et les modes de fonctionnement ok ok

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Is it Possible to Manage Change?

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AYE introduced me to the Satir Change Model. I remember feeling anxious about attending because it's not one of those sit-in-front-of-a-projector conferences,

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David Hain's curator insight, May 28, 2013 6:07 AM

Lots ofchallenge to the conventional here...

Harry Cannon's comment, June 17, 2013 7:20 AM
We often need to tread a line between the plan the CE wants and the rather messy reality.
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Managing Conflict in Meetings

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Find out how to troubleshoot conflict in your meeting.
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Adhocracy: the roots of Agile at Scale

Adhocracy is a type of organization that operates in opposite fashion to a bureaucracy, a form of management which emphasizes individual initiative and self-organization in order to accomplish tasks.

 

This is in contrast to bureaucracy which relies on a set of defined rules and set hierarchy in accomplishing organizational goals. The term was popularized by Alvin Toffler in the 1970s.and further developed by Henry Mintzberg.

 

Adhocracy allows organizations to operate in a more flexible manner. This flexibility can work well in fast-changing industries where organizations that can identify and act on new opportunities the fastest have a competitive advantage. Adhocracy may also work best with smaller organizations where managers are still able to comprehend and direct the organization when necessary. 

 

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Do you recognize the roots of Agile at Scale?

 

Note that Adhocracy is not to be confused with what is called "adhocism" which reflects an organizational philosophy or style characterized by aversion to planning, a tendency to respond only to the urgent, as opposed to the important, a focus more on "fire fighting" than on establishing systems and procedures through goal setting and long term planning.

 

Also Read: http://finntrack.co.uk/mba_sub/balys_16.htm

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http://www.readability.com/articles/quubmz8b

Djebar Hammouche's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:54 PM

Adhocracy: the roots of Agile at Scale 

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5 Decisions You Might Regret Making

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Life is made up of lots of little decisions and so is each project you will take on. There are sure to be a lot of good decisions you make on each piece of work
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