Psychology

Procurement's Technological Insanity — The reality of change (Part 4/4) by Bertrand Maltaverne

This last post on the series on the adoption of Procurement technology will highlight what actually happens during a change.

It is only with a good understanding of these aspects that change leaders can conduct fruitful and lasting change initiatives.


The Kübler-Ross change curve…

A classic representation of a person’s reaction to change is the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross change curve. It describes the emotional phases people go through when they lose someone:

Procurement’s technological insanity — Repeating the same mistakes over and over… (Part 3/4) by Bertrand Maltaverne

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” –Albert Einstein

Here is the third post in a series of four that focuses on the adoption of Procurement technologies.

After looking at:

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.

6 Stages of Change Management by Rose Padfield

Last month, you learned about the award-winning change management project I ran recently together with my associates. This month, you’ll discover how you can apply our unique six-stage methodology to your own change programme, with its focus on yourself and others (know yourself and know/support others).

Note that it’s important to accomplish each phase before you move on to the next, as each step builds on the previous one – if you skip or skim over a phase it’ll come back and bite you!