Change Management

Read articles on all aspects of change management in today's organizations from experts in the field. Find out about how to lead and manage change, overcome resistance, and much more.

  • Making Workplace Change Happen in Six Steps

    by Leslie Allan AIMM MAITD

    Managing change in today's organizations is not easy. Those companies that get it right win a significant strategic advantage over their struggling competitors. Leslie Allan shows how you can apply a practical change management process that will help you gain success on your next change initiative.

  • Change Management Checklist – Give Your Change Program a Quick Health Check

    by Vicki Heath

    How is your change initiative going? Whether you are implementing a new local accounting system in your department or your organization is embarking on a comprehensive culture change program, it makes sense to take a breath and review how you are traveling. Here is a quick eighteen-point checklist that you can use on your current change project to determine areas for improvement.

  • The Challenge of Constant Change

    by Jeff Davidson MBA CMC

    Through human evolution, we are predisposed to resist change and seek stability. The modern business environment has turned that upside down. Unending change is the new norm that we must master.

  • Organisation Change's Magic Ingredient: Trust

    by Joan Dobbie

    Focusing on vision, capability, processes and the other usual factors may not be enough to make your organisation's change initiative a success. Joan Dobbie examines the critical impact that levels of trust play in ensuring a change effort gets the traction it needs.

  • Why Trust Is Important for Your Change Strategy

    by Joan Dobbie

    Many organisations make the mistake of implementing their change strategy before assessing the levels of trust across the business. How does trust impact change readiness and why should you care? The answers may surprise you.

  • Key Strategies for Building Trust in Change Programs

    by Joan Dobbie

    Experienced change managers realise the importance of organisational trust in the success of change initiatives. But how do you build trust when it is at a low base? Here are some key actions that you can implement to turn suspicion and doubt into strong interpersonal bonds.

  • Organization Change: Learning from the Best

    by Leslie Allan AIMM MAITD

    How is your organization faring with leading and implementing its change initiatives? There are valuable lessons to be learned from those organizations doing it well. Read the results of this extensive global study and you may be surprised at the outcome.

  • Change Your Company in Five (Not So Easy) Steps

    by Paul Glover

    Are your managers and front-line employees finding change hard to swallow? Changes important to move the business forward are never easy to make. Paul Glover highlights the five key steps you need to focus on if your change initiative is to be successful.

  • Motivation for the Masses

    by Jeff Davidson MBA CMC

    What will keep your change campaign going through to seeing a successful end? Have you looked at the amount of pain experienced by your change targets? Jeff Davidson disentangles the elements of fear, pain and discomfort and explores how each is important to motivating the key players and recipients of your change program.

  • Change Masters: How They Lead for Success

    by Terry Paulson Ph. D., CSP, CPAE

    Change Masters – the leaders who capitalize best on change – adhere to key principles. In this comprehensive article, Terry Paulson examines the importance of managing the tension, maintaining flexibility, committing to values and learning, telling stories, genuine listening, managing scarce resources, encouraging resistance and building relationships. His questions will prompt you to examine where you are on your change journey.

  • Making Change Stick

    by Mark Eaton MSc MBA CEng FRSA

    Over 87 percent of organisational change programmes fail within 12 months of starting. This article examines the critical factors that can make the difference between success and failure.

  • Moving Beyond Fear for Small Business Success

    by Michael Keith Clark

    For the successful small business owner, here are keys to getting out of fear and overwhelm and taking charge of their business. This is one of the major keys to small business success.

  • So, You Want to Be a Change Leader

    by Leslie Allan AIMM MAITD

    Responding to and initiating change in today's organization is a prerequisite to maintaining or gaining competitive advantage. Yet many organizations fail in bringing about worthwhile change. If you are tasked with leading a change initiative in your organization, then this article is essential reading. Leslie Allan provides a starkly honest and compelling overview of what it takes to be a change champion in today's business environment.

  • Twelve Key Steps to Managing Change During the Acquisition Process

    by Rick Johnson

    When a company is acquired, there are a number of behavior patterns which are wise for managers in the company to adopt. They are helpful not only to the smooth integration of the two businesses, but to the individual executives themselves. Adherence to these standards of conduct and rules of action will assist in identifying those managers whose contribution is likely to be of most value to the organization in the long term.

  • Why Won't Employees Change?

    by Leslie Allan AIMM MAITD

    Are you experiencing difficulty getting the support you need to make changes in your workplace? If people appear to be going slow or pushing back irrationally, there may be a valid reason. This article reveals two powerful ways of looking at the resistance to your change initiative that will help you move forward.

  • Five Myths About Change: How to Make Change Work for You

    by Tom Northup

    Many myths affect our attitudes toward change and limit our ability to proactively accomplish positive change. This article takes a closer look at five myths about change.

  • Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Fail as a Manager

    by Terry Paulson Ph. D., CSP, CPAE

    In an effort to be less than constructive as a manager, here are ten sure-fire ways to alienate and demotivate your team on your change journey.

  • Leading Through Change

    by Kimberly King

    Being a strong change catalyst is critical to being an effective mentor. This article gives some critical suggestions for assisting you in developing strong change management skills in order to assist your organization through transition periods.

  • Change Management in Practice: Why Does Change Fail?

    by Jonathan Palmer

    A recent informal UK survey of 120 government transformation programmes identified resistance as a key element in why change fails.

  • Communicating Change – The Essentials!

    by Bob Selden

    A recent informal UK survey of 120 government transformation programmes identified resistance as a key element in why change fails.

  • Communicating Change Management: Change Is the Same as It Always Was

    by Garrison Wynn

    How can management motivate people to listen? By making sure they will benefit from what is said!

  • Tips for Leading Change: Reduce Sabotage – Increase Profits While Moving Through Transitions

    by L. John Mason

    Does your organization embrace change? If not, would you like to learn how to lead transitions more effectively? Would you like to reduce resistance and sabotage to your needed changes? These tips can help you to reduce your stress.

  • Change at the Work Place – Don't Move That Cheese

    by Christoph Puetz

    Change in life is inevitable. As sooner as we can adopt to change the better we will be able to position ourselves and make the best out of it. This is especially true when it comes to change at work.

  • How Change Mismanagement Created an Industry

    by Harry Greene

    Current static organizations need periodic re-organization. Change implementation creates periodic upheaval. Currently enterprises lack a foundation for business change. So, they use consultants to implement change. After implementation, they have other problems from the way change was implemeted. So, consultants devised "change management" services to solve problems created in change. Is this the answer, to use consultants to create problems and hire the consultants to solve the problems?

  • Developing World Class Enterprise Agility: How to Manage Radical Transformation

    by Richard G. Ligus

    Becoming an agile world class company requires overcoming organizational inertia. Often overlooked are outdated cultures, ineffective management skills, bureaucratic red tape, and a reward system that doesn't fit. How do you get your arms around this? The integrated change model provides a comprehensive methodology for large scale change and implementation of time-based strategy.

  • Change in Four Steps: How to Make Effective Changes at Work

    by Fritz Brunner Ph.D.

    Why is this the third time you have set this goal? You know how to set goals. Where is the problem? It could be that you have no plan for accomplishing this change. How can you expect to accomplish this without a new approach? You can't.

  • Buy-In: What Is It? And Why Is It Important?

    by Sharon Drew Morgen

    Buy-in is sought when an adjustment is required within the status quo. While the impetus for the change may differ, plans for implementation seem to be predicated on the basic belief that buy-in can be achieved, and a new set of actions agreed upon and carried out, once a logical, congruent case is made for the requested change.

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