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Jesse Jacoby

Connecting with coworkers, clients and customers has never been easier. Gone are the days when we had to drive across town to chat with someone in a different office. When we run into a challenge or have a question regarding our work, we have a plethora of communication tools at our fingertips: email, text, instant messaging, and the list goes on.
Yet, how many times have you received an email response or stared at a text …

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Secrets to Business Transformation Success

Jesse Jacoby

“Business “transformation” is a hot topic — search the term on Google  and you’ll return more than a million results. In a recent survey conducted by Forbes Insights/KPMG, 93% of the more than 900 respondents said that they have just completed, are planning or are in the midst of a business transformation.  
But what is …

Strengthen Your Change Management Effort with a Health Check

Jesse Jacoby

If you’ve been involved in a business transformation program you know that sustaining change on a large-scale over time can be very difficult. This is especially true for programs that require a lengthy implementation period such as ERP implementations and multi-year enterprise cost-cutting programs. The progress generated by short-term wins …

Use a Threat-Opportunity Analysis to Develop Your Case for Change

Jesse Jacoby

In this article we will share with you the Threat-Opportunity Analysis, which is a change management tool that helps a project team develop its case for change. We had written previously about how to develop a powerful case for change and why it’s important to have one for your business transformation …

How New (and Experienced) Managers Can Support the Change Process

Jesse Jacoby

Piggy-backing on a blog post by Morag Barrett on the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce site titled How to Avoid Mistakes New (and Experienced) Managers Make, we address the new manager’s role in supporting change within the organization. To clarify, by “new managers” we are referring to individual contributors who …

Project Leadership vs. Change Leadership

Jesse Jacoby

It’s easy to confuse project leadership with change leadership, or assume they are one in the same. In reality, the two are distinct sets of activities that require close coordination. Large business transformation initiatives require a strong mix of project leadership and change leadership to achieve their objectives.
The list below provides hallmarks of good project …

Don’t be a Statistic

Jesse Jacoby

THE IMPORTANCE OF ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT IS CLEAR:

More than 80% of CEOs say change management is a priority
80% of CEOs cite the ability to adapt to change as a source of competitive advantage
Almost all CEOs expect that, over the next three years, their organizations’ need for change management will increase
25% …

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