At a recent conference in Athens some Solution Focused enthusiasts from the world of HR said: ‘I love it, but how do I get the people around me using it?’ My… Read more »
If you aren’t a regular Apple store or Zappos’ customer, you may not have experienced one of the higher forms of the engaged employee. More often than not, you may… Read more »
Benjamin Franklin understood the 1/3 change rule. ‘All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.’ – Benjamin Franklin Why… Read more »
How do you make sense of negative dialogue during strategic planning? During a strategic planning project the client agreed to roundtable dialogue sessions. The organization was successful, but elements of… Read more »
It’s a productivity issue, not just a matter of either bursting blood vessels or falling asleep over time-wasting meetings. But first, you know these meeting behaviours, don’t you? Still, win-win,… Read more »
“Organizations need to be nimble so that they can better manage and adapt to the changes that are going to happen anyway” – Kevin Aguanno A while ago I wrote… Read more »
We have to be out front of change much of the time. Reacting to change as it happens is the old normal. The new normal is to anticipate, to not know exactly what will happen yet still have a plan. Part of the new normal is working with stakeholders who may or may not want what you, the organization, have in mind.
Most organizations have a comprehensive Change Management Plan to address the changes to scope, schedule or budget of a project. Using this framework, the Project Managers try to quantify the impact of the changes and make decisions accordingly.
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How many times have you seen a SWOT analysis tilting to one side because the Threats and Weaknesses outweighed the Strengths and Opportunities? Why do teams build their plans on the things they already know are not working? Here’s some of the solutions-driven questions used at the recent AMA strategic planning session:
Gregory Bateson said, “Change is happening all the time…our role is to find useful change and amplify it.” Change management is a growing field. Even individuals are starting to think… Read more »