change management

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Post date: December 6, 2018
All change begins with a new concept. This concept should shape thinking, which then influences behavior.  Only once behavior changes will an organization’s performance change. When there is a disconnect between concept and action, change will either fail to happen, or it will not bring about the...
Post date: March 8, 2016
This is the era of Uber, Airbnb, TaskRabbit, and Handy. All of these firms are examples of the “gig economy,” and human resources professionals are being pressed to update their approach to talent management as a result.  The gig economy will continue placing pressure on HR leaders, HR policies and...
Post date: July 11, 2017
The genesis of this issue of People + Strategy began with a casual conversation. We were wrapping up a CHRO roundtable hosted by Hitachi Data Systems, and Scott remarked to David upon a conversation with one of Hitachi’s top executives in Japan in which the leader had asked Scott about the...
Post date: May 11, 2017
Having just returned from London, the ubiquitous “mind the gap” message in the Underground is hard to forget. It is everywhere there, and the more I heard it, the more it seemed to pertain to many parts of our lives, not just disembarking from a train. There appear to be more gaps than ever these...
Post date: April 7, 2017
As technology advances and marketplaces grow and change, many organizations face adaptive challenges—business circumstances that require clear and consistent leadership through a period of uncertainty and change. Generally, these challenges cannot effectively be addressed through traditional...
Post date: May 3, 2016
"The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades." — John P. Kotter, Leading Change Because change is inevitable most executives recognize that being able to lead a successful change...
Post date: March 17, 2016
The critical role that direct managers play during change—both upstream and downstream—cannot be overemphasized. They represent the real keystone of organizational change. However, managers have no time, nor need, for the kind of tools favored by internal change consultants and project teams. What...
Post date: July 26, 2018
Organizational change is a difficult part of any executive’s responsibilities. Studies show many change efforts fail and using a change management model does not guarantee a successful transformation. C-suite leaders need to be agile and flexible while providing solid leadership and vision...
Post date: February 8, 2017
In one of his last keynote speeches before his retirement, John Chambers, Cisco’s CEO of 20 years, predicted that more than one-third of businesses today will be dead in 10 years. “The only ones that will survive will turn their companies into digital, techie versions of themselves, and many will...
Post date: September 20, 2016
(But Perhaps You Can Reduce the Pain a Little) Mergers and acquisitions are in style again. Last year was, according to The Wall Street Journal, “the Biggest M&A Year Ever.” Anheuser-Busch InBev is buying SABMiller. Charter Communications acquired Time Warner Cable. Dow Chemical is trying to...