Lean

What's stopping Digital Transformation by Miriam Gilbert

Three misconceptions and one key tip.

No industry is immune to disruption. Are your competitors doing an "Uber"? Are the likes of Amazon, Apple or Google moving in on your territory in Finance, Telecoms, Transportation or Home accessories? And how about those AI's that are replacing accountants, lawyers and doctors?

Agility - Why Organisations Struggle to Adapt by Miriam Gilbert

“…in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

The famous quote by Benjamin Franklin has never been truer than today.

As political certainties are turned upside down and surprises come at us from all angles, organisations could add another rare certainty: CHANGE. And change is, err – changing.

Of course, business has always known that change is inevitable. But in the past, most of it happened over time.

Don't Complexify, Simplify by Guy Butler

A few years ago someone told me about a frustrating experience they’d had attending a Lean Six Sigma workshop.

This piqued my interest. They were a senior leader in the business and new to the world of Lean Six Sigma. I asked what had happened to make them feel this way.

This is what they told me…

What The Change Models are Missing By Vivienne Edgecombe

As change facilitators and leaders, most of us have seen that it’s helpful to have a change plan, and to follow some kind of framework or change model that reminds us of the essentials that will help us to guide the organisation through the change we’re helping to deliver.

And I know from my own experience, and from discussions with my colleagues, that the framework, no matter which one or how diligently followed, is not a guarantee of successful change. 

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.

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

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.

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?