change management

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Post date: January 4, 2018
Change is easier said than done. Many leaders say they want change, and even have a positive attitude about it. But when it comes to actually implementing change, very few succeed at making it happen. According to an article published in the September 2013 issue of Forbes, only 25% of change...
Post date: November 1, 2016
Bob Dylan was certainly right when he said “times they are a-changin’”— and of course they always will be. Management expert Gary Hamel made a similar observation: “What distinguishes our age from every other is not the world-flattening impact of communications, not the economic ascension of India...
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 15, 2017
I don’t know who first balked at calling HR “soft.” It may have been HR executives who were tired of working their fingers to the bone to build productive cultures, only to have their efforts trivialized. Or it may have been savvy consultants, who realized if they could position their “people”...
Post date: July 5, 2017
A few decades ago, I worked at Bell Laboratories, which for a very long time was considered the paragon of innovation. Readers young enough not to recognize the name and reputation of Bell Labs might imagine the combined innovation horsepower of Apple, Google, and Tesla, along with five of your...
Post date: January 23, 2017
As senior HR executives, we continually face numerous challenges in our day-to-day tasks. One of the biggest—yet most rewarding—is fostering a highly successful employee culture in the workplace. While daunting on the surface, once properly executed and fully functioning with complete employee...
Post date: November 6, 2017
Agile methods and principles are enjoying increasingly widespread adoption in today’s business environment. In contrast, most change management techniques were developed from approaches that are linear rather than Agile, such as waterfall development or project management. This begs the question:...
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: March 24, 2016
We are living in a chaotic swirl of social, technological, economic, ethical, political, legal, environmental, and demographic conditions. In this networked age, success is determined more by an organization’s ability to function as part of the larger system than by what it does on its own. Join us...
Post date: April 9, 2019
The more complex a process is, the more difficult it is to measure. Organization change is inherently complex, as it typically impacts virtually every part of an organization and it's a process that involves human beings. Measuring how effective your change transformation has been is far more...