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Morag Barrett

Many managers would do well to quit their MBA program, (and quit Management by Bossing Around) to focus on their relationship skills. Maybe that manager is you.
But I’m not a people person!
Society is in a transition phase in terms of how relationships are valued in the workplace. The percentage of workers who come from the traditional “business is business” mindset is still large. However, as they approach retirement age the next generation is stepping forward, …

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Change Management Methodology Roundup

4 Comments | Jesse Jacoby

Clients and change practitioners often ask us, “what’s the best change management methodology?” Unlike ten years ago, today there is a plethora of change methodologies and models from which to choose.
While the processes, activities, and tools vary by methodology, many of them share the same principles and practices.
It is more …

Does Change Have to be Painful?

Jesse Jacoby
Does Change Have to be Painful?

Corporate leaders’ jobs are hardly easy.  They must efficiently manage employees, account for outside competition, note any changes in the industry landscape and if necessary, profoundly modify the operational model a business should employ.   Ironically, most leaders shrug in defiance at such duties due to their seemingly complex nature.  However, …

Change Management Insights from a Fortune 500 Apparel Company’s Restructuring

Jesse Jacoby

Recently, consulting firm Emergent partnered with a Fortune 500 apparel company to undertake the biggest business transformation in the company’s history. Below is a mini case study that provides insights from that project. Building upon its solid performance in 2012, the company chose to implement a new global structure designed to fuel …

Five Most Common Change Management Mistakes Companies Make

One Comment | Jesse Jacoby
Five Most Common Change Management Mistakes Companies Make

We are occasionally asked about mistakes that we see companies make related to organizational change management. In reflecting back over several years and many client engagements, below are the most common mistakes that we have seen.
1) Short-Cutting the Change Process
Change is a process, not a single event. Organizational change does not …

Accelerate End-User Adoption with a Strong Organizational Change Capability (White Paper)

Jesse Jacoby
Accelerate End-User Adoption with a Strong Organizational Change Capability (White Paper)

When companies choose to deploy new software to end-users across the enterprise, they are looking to either enhance business performance or minimize IT costs. These goals are often broken down into more discrete objectives such as increasing employee productivity, providing new capabilities, streamlining processes, reducing service desk calls, and so …

Demystifying IT Organizational Change Management (White Paper)

Jesse Jacoby
Demystifying IT Organizational Change Management (White Paper)

Our previous post highlighted how companies under-invest in organizational change management when it comes to system implementations. Many excellent IT system implementations never realize the long-term benefits they set out to achieve because companies focus disproportionately on the structure and technical aspects of the IT program itself, and not on …

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