change management

Some useful steps to follow when hiring a coach for your business by Kirsty Brooks

Choosing the right coach can be a minefield, following some simple steps can help to make sure you get it right.

Whether you are looking for a coach for your organisation or for you personally, there are a few things that you can do to make sure you hire the right coach. If the answer is 'no' to the following questions, read on:

Procurement’s technological insanity — The psychology of change… (Part 2/4) by Bertrand Maltaverne

This is the second post in a series of four that focuses on the adoption of Procurement technologies. It will highlight some important aspects of the psychology of change because:

  • they explain why so many projects fail,
  • they must be taken into account to design a successful implementation.

The problem with changes…

“The only thing that is constant is change” — Heraclitus

What was true in Ancient Greece is even truer today. Especially when looking at changes induced by or linked to technology.

Grow your business: What would your future postcard say? by Kirsty Brooks

We are seeing an exciting trend in recent months as more client organisations structure their people vision alongside innovative and practical deployment plans that are very specifically matched to their business goals. 

Over recent years, businesses have been focused on cost utilisation and spend, understandably given the economic environment we've been in. 

Accelerating Delivery & Performance by Jacqui Alexander

Jacqui will be talking on Friday 12th at 9:45am -10:15am, facilitating a panel conversation on 'Accelerating delivery & Performance'.

Jacqui looks at the biggest issues facing leaders today, focusing on how organisations and leaders deal with stress during perpetual times of change. She continues to look at the importance of stripping back processes to remove complexity within business transformation.

See the full agenda at excellence-leadership.com

Unapologetic by Kelly Swingler

You’ve probably heard it said that change is the one constant in business currently, and that’s true, it’s also true for our lives outside of work.

Many people will say they don’t like change, it makes them uncomfortable or it’s something they fear, but if you break things down a little, you’ll find that we all deal with change on a daily basis.

How to design an agile organisation by Rose Padfield

In today’s complex, interconnected and rapidly changing environment, it is more important than ever that organisations can respond quickly whilst still achieving efficiencies of scale. A key enabler of this is having the right organisational design, and recognising that the design of yesterday (designed for efficiency and assuming predictable patterns) will no longer work in the digital age, where agility and speed of response is key.

Matrix working – please click to enlarge the image

Building a Change Network That Works by Sandie Bakowski

Change is hard but there are levers that can make it easier. Using a network of the right people to act as your change agents is one of those levers. I am a huge believer in getting employees to drive change, but the design is key as Change Agent networks are often implemented badly. Here is the usual chain of events.

Why I Thought People Were Idiots by Jardena London

While I was attending a Leadership Retreat (CTI) last week, we were asked to identify what we need to let go of, in order to become a better leader.  For me, it was “letting go of the idea that people are idiots”. Of course, I don’t mean you, dear reader, it’s everyone else.

Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile... by Florine van Wulfften Palthe

I tend to say I’m a Designer by trade, but a Change Manager by heart. But I also add that it’s all the same, and here’s why.

Of course, it does matter what you design. Whether you’re in Product design, UX-design, Business Design or Organization Design, requires different skills and experiences. However, I do believe that they all require a similar mindset.

Establishing a Culture of Continuous Improvement (Part 2) by Bryan Robertson

Recently I was asked to speak at a leadership event for representatives from all over NHS Scotland, to share some examples of what we had experienced as the critical success factors for delivering improvements in organisations, to ensure lasting results.

Upon reflection, it certainly felt that the 10 factors to deliver sustainable improvements, had a lot of resonance with the challenges and the opportunities the NHS faces at 70.