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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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How to Improve Your Employees’ Mindsets for Shared Success

Andrew Deen
How to Improve Your Employees’ Mindsets for Shared Success

Approaching a “Fixed” or “Growth” Mindset to Increase Employee Engagement through Strategic Communication
The mindset of your employees has an immense impact on how they think, feel, engage their colleagues, approach new challenges, and react to professional success or failure. Identifying and understanding the mentality of an employee is of critical …

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 …

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, …

Organizational Transformation: Change the Music to Change the Dance

Erika Jacobi

Deep organizational transformation is a combination of changed processes, procedures and behavior. While changing procedures may be relatively easy, transformation processes often stall a missing consequential behavioral change.
A different dance
“If you want a different dance, change the music.” This African proverb reminds us: If you want to stimulate different actions, …

7 Tips to Stay Balanced While Facing Your Vulnerabilities

Erika Jacobi

When it comes to organizational change, the majority of literature and blog articles focuses on how to set-up effective procedures so that the planned initiatives create the desired results. The sheer number of such contributions seems to infer that change is easy and can be planned effectively, given the right …

Insights Into Large-Company Change Capabilities

Jesse Jacoby
White Paper - Large-Company Change Management Capabilities

Jesse Jacoby and the Emergent team recently interviewed 28 change leaders at large companies to better understand their internal change management capabilities. While not a statistically significant sample, the insights provide valuable perspective on the evolving practice of enterprise change management within large companies.
The companies represented have revenues ranging from $5 to$137 …

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 …

Blueprint for Building an Internal Change Management Capability

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Building an Internal Change Capability

Everyone has heard the statistic. Two-thirds of all change initiatives fail to achieve their expected business benefits – a statistic that has stayed constant from the 1970s to the present. This failure rate represents billions of dollars in lost productivity, wasted resources, opportunity costs and rework—not to mention the negative …

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