We have all heard of the benefits of collaboration. The win-win compromise and partnerships based on establishing harmonious working relationships where everyone wins. However, creating this utopic vision might not be the best thing for you, your business or your long term success. Instead of always getting along, you may need to swim against the management theorists and ensure that there is a healthy element of competitiveness, conflict and tension in your working relationships. Continue reading “Competitive tension can push you to greater success”
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”
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”
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.
Change management is often referred to as a soft discipline and its disciples as tree huggers. The tangible benefits it provides a project are frequently questioned with many a senior executive, and yes even CEOs, dismissing it as an unnecessary part of delivering a project. No wonder McKinsey Consulting research found that over 70% of projects fail to deliver their original benefits. The science behind change now demands it be given greater attention when planning any project. Continue reading “The science behind managing change”
Mention change to most people and they will quickly tell you they hate it closely followed by the often used phrase ‘nobody likes change’, however we all love change we just don’t realise it. Continue reading “Nobody likes change……..they love it!”