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Many believe that organizations have to continually reinvent themselves in order to keep up with all that is changing around them. They point to the fact that those who cling to the status quo eventually die or are acquired by those who don’t, and they often – quite proudly – point to themselves as the poster child of what effective organizational change looks like.
All is not what it seems, however.
The truth is that whether organizations …

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Five Reasons People Don’t Like Change

Carolyn Reid
Five Reasons People Don’t Like Change

Projects are about improving or fixing things. So it should be easy to get people excited about the change that comes from the completion of a project, right? Not really. People don’t like change. Maintaining status quo is easier. Here are some top reasons people are resistant to change:
Our brains …

How to Convert Project Failures into Amazing Successes

Steve Salisbury

We all want to be positive, embrace an optimistic future, and focus on possibilities. This is especially true in managing projects and introducing change into an organization. We see the possibilities at the other end of the change, it can be exciting . . . however, the change can’t simply …

Change and Culture: Two Badgers Fighting in a Sack

Nick Anderson
Change and Culture: Two Badgers Fighting in a Sack

Leading change is at best a challenge. At worst a nightmare as change and culture fight like two badgers in a sack. Realistic? No, but nevertheless intense. Leading during this level of intensity requires that leaders have the skills to prevent culture from over-powering required change.
The conflict between change and …

Understanding the Workforce Challenges of Mergers and Acquisitions

Peter Quintana

The thing that tends to motivate all businesses, from the sole trader to the blue chip corporation, is the need for growth. But growth comes at a price and can put a huge amount of pressure and strain on businesses, as they attempt to navigate and mitigate for the internal …

The Management of Organizational Culture

Jesse Jacoby

It’s been suggested that successful change can be better achieved by working with or within the culture of organizations rather than against it. On the face of it, this seems to be so obvious that there’s no need to mention it all. But as Sherlock Holmes once observed, “There’s nothing …

Continuous Learning as a Catalyst for Change

Edgar Wilson

When is the best time to stop learning?
Anyone preoccupied with implementing change strategies may laugh off the question as too obvious to warrant consideration. We are learning constantly just to keep up; for a busy professional, there is no snooze button on learning.
Yet there is a peculiar tendency among many, …

What’s So Great about Business Transformation?

Jesse Jacoby

Now there’s a question.
Business transformation has been with us for more than 30 years. It began under the guise of re-engineering in the 1980s and, like nearly every other “new” management tool, has been simply renamed as time has gone along.
This can be easily borne out by a looking at …

How 80/20 Inhibits Change

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How 80/20 Inhibits Change

Pareto’s 80/20 Law teaches us how to get the greatest results. In a nutshell, it tells us that we get 80% of our results from 20% of our efforts. The flip side is also true. We expend 80% of our efforts in order to squeeze out the remaining 20%. The …

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