Thought leadership

The cost of poorly managing change

  The cost of poorly managing change Every organisation is only as strong as its people.  No business can grow without making changes from time to time, and it can be difficult for your employees to accept and adjust to these changes. In helping teams adopt and adapt to new solutions, we have found that guided change management catalyses project completion, increases the rate of change adoption, ensures better system utilisation, and saves money, directly boosting both proficiency and returns…

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Focus on change to get results

  Don’t focus on results to get change – focus on change to get results. If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results. – Jack Dixon The current business environment is often described using a trendy managerial acronym, VUCA – volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous. SMEs and large corporations alike are finding it difficult to consistently satisfy stakeholders and make profits. Customers are more educated, more demanding, and frequently changing. Markets are…

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Resistance is normal

Your employees will resist change. Heres how to make the process easier for them Resistance is normal. This statement is probably uncomfortable to read, and will likely be met with a few raised eyebrows. We are used to the traditional approach, where employees who do not buy into organisational changes are met with ultimatums. However, creating an atmosphere that feels hostile and tense to an employee is likely to defeat the purpose of actually trying to implement change, and, in the…

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Change your change management

  It’s time to change your change management strategy Change management is a term that is slowly becoming common in business circles. However, it is still a fairly young concept, especially when compared to disciplines, such as project management, which have existed for years and are thus better understood. Because change management is still relatively young, it has suffered different, often inaccurate, interpretations. The most common is the association of change management with a training session or the release of…

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