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Now is the time ... David Williams is a Consulting Changeologist and Virtual Global Coach with international experience as a senior executive responsible for implementing transformational change across all levels of an organisation. A professionally Accredited Prosci Change Management Practitioner, David has also completed the Advanced Program at the Change Management Learning Center, Chicago, USA. Change Samurai is a Global Resource Centre for the professional change practitioner implementing corporate transformation.
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5 Types of Toxic Employees (And How To Deal With Them) [Infographic]

5 Types of Toxic Employees (And How To Deal With Them) [Infographic] | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
Dealing with uncooperative employees can be a real pain. Good managers have the ability to recognize the problem-makers and turn them into productive workers.
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Change Management and CAVE People!

Change Management and CAVE People! | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
Workers may respond to organizational change with resistance. A key to managing change is mitigating resistance by identifying its sources and causes.
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How to avoid change management confusion, anxiety, resistance, frustration and false starts.

How to avoid change management confusion, anxiety, resistance, frustration and false starts. | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
So you want change? How to avoid change management confusion, anxiety, resistance, frustration and false starts.
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What is Change Management?

What is Change Management? | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
What is Change Management? What is change management? And I mean very specifically, what is change management? And why is it relevant to results management? It’s a question, a task to define, that ...
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Paul Summers's curator insight, April 5, 10:03 AM

Adaptability is the factor, yet so much of what passes as learning & development is about compliance to process and prescriptive practice.

Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, April 5, 3:56 PM

One step I have noticed (that is too often forgotten) is the need to define clearly the change scope : what changes, what is the desired future state and what are all the elements that need to change. Clarity and top leadership alignment on the change objectives is critical. Also, the leader's role is to ensure that the changes will be measured - the change team should make sure this is transferred into the operational metrics. Often, if the change gets off track, the targets were not clear for all - or some key people were just being measured (and recognized) for performing well according to the past processes and standards. 

Easier said than done.

Ian Berry's curator insight, April 5, 7:40 PM

This article has some good insights. The trouble is the premise Change management is an oxymoron. It can't be managed. We lead change and manage the things around it. Like people management also an oxymoron we need to bite the bullet and drop change management as a concept all together.

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Delivering Retail Innovation Through Better Change Management

Delivering Retail Innovation Through Better Change Management | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
New technologies and shopping options have empowered consumers, who now expect immersive experiences that align with their personal needs. To meet the...
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10 Principles of Organization Design

10 Principles of Organization Design | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
These fundamental guidelines, drawn from experience, can help you reshape your organization to fit your business strategy.
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Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, March 29, 10:23 AM

Excellent article on Org Design

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Ways to Enhance Employee Performance, Engagement

Ways to Enhance Employee Performance, Engagement | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
Build your structures, processes and environments in a way that preferred employee behaviors are a natural outcome, not something that's externally enforced.
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The Secret to Stakeholder Management

The Secret to Stakeholder Management | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
By Mario Trentim

 

According to Le Chatelier’s Principle, any change in the status quo prompts an opposing reaction in the responding system. Although Henry Louis Le Chatelier was a
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Breaking the Cycle of Constant Action Planning

Breaking the Cycle of Constant Action Planning | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
Shifting the focus to implementation is what produces results.
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The Change Management Experience – Reducing Resistance

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One of the most difficult challenges organizations can face is resistance to change. IT groups can help reduce risk by improving their change management processes.
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John Kotter’s 8 steps for business transformation

John Kotter’s 8 steps for business transformation | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
Harvard Business School leadership and change guru Dr John P. Kotter’s eight steps for business transformation have helped leaders improve their organisations. Here’s how it’s done
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Andrew Spence's curator insight, April 13, 5:56 AM

This is a nice summary of Kotter's 8 Steps for successful change management.


Language is important in leading change, and this version interprets the steps with some new descriptions (to me anyway)

e.g.  "unleash burning ambition" and "lean into the gap"


These might work on your change programme - but use discretion!



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The new ‘ABCs’ of Internal Communication: 3 steps to achievement

The new ‘ABCs’ of Internal Communication: 3 steps to achievement | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
We know the role of Internal Communication is changing. But so is the role of the communicator. Baker & McKenzie’s Jeff Zwier explores the first of three emerging aspects of the IC role in his second post in our series on this hot topic.
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Gillian Haley's curator insight, April 24, 12:29 PM

Digital disruption is changing everything. Keep abreast of emerging changes to internal communication best practices.

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The Mismanagement Of Change & 5 Ways To Get It Right

The Mismanagement Of Change & 5 Ways To Get It Right | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
This post focuses on how to maintain a sense of certainty and how to allow employees to assign personal significance & meaning to change.
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Ian Berry's curator insight, April 3, 7:18 PM

Good insights For me we have massively overcomplicated everything to do with change. We need a shared-view with people about where we are (reality), where we're going (possibility), why we're going there (purpose), how we'll get there (strategy), who will do what and when (execution), how we'll know we're on track (milestones and lead measures), and how we'll behave along the way (culture and values). It's not easy. It is simple.

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Digital hives: Creating a surge around change

Digital hives: Creating a surge around change | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
Online communities are helping companies engage with employees to accelerate change. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Expressworks International's curator insight, April 3, 2:43 PM

Social technologies are breaking down departmental silos, and facilitating better engagement and input from all levels of the organization.

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To the young and the not too old, I say, look at the horizon, find that rainbow, go ride it

To the young and the not too old, I say, look at the horizon, find that rainbow, go ride it | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
To the young and the not too old, I say, look at the horizon, find that rainbow, go ride it. - Lee Kuan Yew, Speech to the Singapore Press Club on Friday, 7 June 1996 at Raffles Hotel Original photo credit: Luke Ma...
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Change is the Rule, Not the Exception: Say goodbye to your old perceptions of change management

Change is the Rule, Not the Exception: Say goodbye to your old perceptions of change management | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
Based on Change Mgmt’s track record, one could make a strong case for expunging the term Change Mgmt and replacing it with “Continuous Change”.
For many years...

Via Alexis Assimacopoulos
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Ian Berry's curator insight, March 25, 5:58 PM

Like the premise change is an attitude not a project

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Building a culture of accountability

Building a culture of accountability | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
Lately, I have spent a great deal of time thinking about the importance of accountability and leadership. When we talk about great leaders, we often discuss characteristics such as being an excellent communicator, charismatic, honest, trustworthy and inspirational. Accountability does not always make it to the top of these lists. Yet, the ability to hold oneself and others accountable is often a defining characteristic that sets great leaders apart.
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Ian Berry's curator insight, March 23, 10:56 PM

Being accountable is a feature of the new world of work yet it's not able making people accountable rather creating the environment where being accountable is a consequence. It's also about appreciation When people feel appreciated they become accountable and high performance follows

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Six Social Change Management Lessons

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Abby Yanow's curator insight, March 16, 11:40 AM

"Grab favourable comments and case studies from key employees throughout the organisations who are really exemplifying the change and broadcast this far and wide." 

Some of these ideas come from Behavioral Economics - Dan Ariely et al. 

Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, March 22, 8:46 AM

Good article. Relying on the organizational hierarchy / leadership dimension - and obedience in general to what is said or written by "the management" - is much more marked in some cultured than others. 

You really need to understand your stakeholders - what (and especially who) influences, inspires and motivates them...  

 

Also : Agree the first small steps toward the goal are significant -

celebrating event the smallest of early successes, recognising the quick adapters - and thanking the people for their efforts - can be very powerful. In the end we are all just human beings and like to be treated with respect - and given the needed time, attention and support.

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Change vs. Transformation: What's the Difference?

Change vs. Transformation: What's the Difference? | the Change Samurai | Scoop.it
Last week, on the Lean Six Sigma Worldwide discussion group, Gaurav Navula (CEO of Perky Pat India) asked us to reflect on the difference between change and transformation. Change management was a ...
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