business transformation

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

Startups: Do you really need HR? by Ankita Poddar

Maybe not right away. It is highly likely that your initial investment will not be on building an HR team. However, if you are looking for success, there are some things you must pay attention to in the early days. Success for a startup can range from wanting to be acquired by a larger organization, wanting to turn profitable in ‘x’ years or grow in size or offerings. Whatever your definition of success, do not forget to keep your eyes on some basics.  

1. Build a vision statement

What resistance is really telling you - and what you can do about it by Vivienne Edgecombe

In my previous article about creating change-ready teams, I wrote about the understanding of the state of mind that is the key to preparing your people for change.  If you haven’t read that one yet, you might like to go and read it first – it lays the foundation for the rest of this series.

How Can Your Business Benefit from AI? by Andrei Klubnikin

In today’s world, it is emerging tech that enables companies to cut operating costs, boost productivity and deliver the ultimate customer experience. Artificial Intelligence is one of these game-changing tools and currently tops Gartner’s Strategic Technology Trends list. How to leverage the power of AI for business growth – and is the game actually worse the candle?

The Art of Delegation: How to get it right by Roderic Yapp

The Delegation Model

Delegation is a core leadership skill.

If you can’t effectively delegate, you will hit a point where you become totally overloaded and you’ll become ineffective.

But few companies teach people how to effectively delegate. It’s one of those things that everyone assumes you pick up as you gather experience. The problem with this approach is that you’re basically using trial and error until you get it right – if you get it right.

There are two elements to effective delegation.

Creating Change Ready Teams by Vivienne Edgecombe

It’s a well-worn phrase from Heraclitus:

“Everything changes and nothing stands still”

or otherwise translated: the only constant is change.

If that’s the case, change should be no surprise to anyone.  It’s an everyday, ordinary thing – one could go so far as to say it’s the nature of life - so why do so many teams (and entire organisations) struggle to implement change smoothly?