We live in the age of disruption with new players aggressively entering old industries, such as Uber threatening the taxi industry and AirBNB taking on the hotel industry. These businesses have disrupted the ways and operating rhythms of the past by creating new operating models that erode the successes of historically dominant (and seemingly untouchable) players. To successfully adapt we need to take greater control of the impacts of these changes by proactively defining our own Operating Models, and associated Operating Rhythms. This will ensure, not only survival, but success in this aggressive new world. Continue reading “Getting your operating rhythm back in the age of disruption”
If you are like many of us who didn’t grow up with the current social media channels defining how we communicate, socialise and conduct business – welcome to my world. Consulting requires me to stay up-to-date with evolving social media trends. However, in an effort to comprehend these new offerings, I find myself referring back to ‘old school’ analogies. What I have realised is that the digital age is not too dissimilar to the ‘old days’ of running a non-digital business. Continue reading “An ‘Old School’ translator for social media”
The major reason any project is given a green-light by executives is they deliver benefits to the business. So why is it that so many projects fail to deliver their identified benefits?
Any major change program brings with it stress and uncertainty for the people impacted. They are nervous about the unknown and unsure of their futures and whether they will be able to survive and thrive in the proposed new world. To get everyone to accept the changes, and actively participate, you need to lighten the mood and increase engagement using some fun change strategies. Here are ten strategies that were hugely successful in a recent major program of work. Continue reading “10 ways to put fun into your change program”
The way we teach entrepreneurs is changing radically and this new approach of Embedded Learning will prove to be as disruptive for businesses and education as Uber is for the taxi industry. Continue reading “Embedded Learning – disruptive education for entrepreneurs”
Building a successful change management program is all about sweating the small stuff. As people going through change and move from where they are today to where you want them to be, you need to ensure they are ready, willing and able to operate in the new world. This means using the right building blocks to achieve success.