business transformation

Turning Assassins into Ambassadors by Richard Cronin

Balcroft has provided operational consulting support to numerous companies across a multitude of sectors and organisations. Whilst we have been extremely successful in achieving the needs of our clients, we have always been faced with a recurring problem within each project. The common theme is the presence of at least one assassin within the organisation.

Business Preparation Checklists (Episode 8/9) By Jonathan Parnaby

Creating and executing the recipe for change”

In this article, I’m going to explore the Stakeholder Preparation stage of my change framework which is primarily all about performing the activities to physically prepare the individual, team or organisation for the changes ahead.  Technically performing awareness or education type activities is preparation, however, I like to think of this stage being more of the ‘to do’ list of the business that they need to complete before any change is implemented.

2 Simple Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Productivity… by Roderic Yapp

If you google ‘productivity tips’, chances are you will get lots of tactical advice, hints and tips that can help you cram more into the day.

‘Tidy your desk, work fewer hours, ignore your phone or even take a nap at work.’

My personal favourite is ‘get up early’. Bill Gates gets up at 0400 and he’s a billionaire. Therefore you should also get up at 0400 if you want to be a billionaire. It’s absolute nonsense. There is no correlation between how early you get up and how successful you will be.

What is Digital Transformation and the Best Way to Get Started? Expert Interview Richard Morecroft

What is digital transformation and what does it really mean for you and your organisation?

Smart business leaders are waking up to the fact that the fourth industrial revolution is here. This is driven by the widespread adoption of technology, disruptive innovation and rapidly changing consumer behaviour.

The pace of change means that it cannot be ignored – A business’s very survival is dependent on getting digital transformation ‘right’.

We only have to look at statistics like these:

Change = Performance drop? It’s a Faulty Equation… by Vivienne Edgecombe

This series of articles is best read in order, so if you haven’t read article 1, article 2.1 or article 2.2 yet, I invite you to head over and do that first.

Sexual Harassment At Work: Are we allowing it to be part of the culture? by Karolina Silva

We all look and feel so amazed and astonished when a sexual harassment case at work comes up... The truth is that this happens every day, everywhere, because in a certain way society allows it and even in some cases rewards it.  Bullying and harassment are unacceptable (not to mention immoral and unethical) behaviours but, what happens when society sees them as positive, mainly at work, where dominant and aggressive personalities are seen as traits of proper leaders?

Building Confidence Through Awareness (Episode 7/9) by Jonathan Parnaby

“Bringing the changes to life”

You’ve managed to get yourself into a good strong position by having defined the change impacts to understand what it means, you’ve built a solid change plan and mapped it to the various stakeholder groups and you’ve built your change networks and established control rooms to regularly measure feedback. 

The Implications of Understanding the Truth About Resistance by Vivienne Edgecombe

In part 1 we covered what resistance to change is, what it’s really telling us, and where the most leverage is in terms of intervention.

In part 2 we will look at how an intervention based on the understanding of how the mind works can make a difference – we’ll explore the implications of really understanding what I’m pointing to here.

The practical implications of understanding