Friday, December 14, 2018

Formal Strategic Planning Process

This tool is useful for visualizing the steps in a typical strategic planning process, from the initial environmental scan to the narrowing of strategies...

Matrix Organization: At Best, a One-Off

Whenever volatility occurs in the market, companies start thinking about how to reorganize themselves so that they can cope with those changes effectively. But since...

Change Your Words, Change Their Minds

I continue to be amazed by that fundamental truth about living: how we choose to see a situation dictates the choices we–and others–make about...

Blueprint for Building an Internal Change Management Capability

The Business Imperative Everyone has heard the statistic. Two-thirds of all change initiatives fail to achieve their expected business benefits – a statistic that...

Change Management Model – Three Principles

When people ask me to describe our change management model at LRI, I tell them it boils down to three principles. Principle number one: Focus...

Building an Internal Change Management Capability

Two-thirds of all large-scale change initiatives fail to achieve their expected business benefits. This failure rate represents billions of dollars in lost productivity, wasted...

Conflict and Change Co-exist

When you hear the word conflict, it has negative associations with words like argument, war, battle, and disagreement. In reality, conflict should be embraced...

Don't Forget the "Why" in Your Mission Statement

A colleague of mine, Gwen Kinsey, led a crisp, interactive presentation at a recent leadership breakfast event. The topic was about how mission statements...

How New (and Experienced) Managers Can Support the Change Process

Piggy-backing on a blog post by Morag Barrett on the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce site titled How to Avoid Mistakes New (and Experienced) Managers...

Roadmap for Designing High-Performing Organizations

Companies are frequently facing the need to restructure their organizations.  Changes in leadership, a shift in strategy, or changing factors within an organization often...

Using Appreciative Visioning to Enable Transformative Change

The technique of appreciative inquiry (AI) can play an important role in the overall change management strategy. AI challenges the status quo by working from...

Transform Your Culture Using Customer Experience Change Agents

Previously, we had explained the value of incorporating a change agents network as part of your overall change management program. So you can imagine how thrilled...

Use a Threat-Opportunity Analysis to Develop Your Case for Change

In this article we will share with you the Threat-Opportunity Analysis, which is a change management tool that helps a project team develop their case for...

Engaging Employees to Drive Strategic Business Initiatives (White Paper)

Many excellent change initiatives never get off the ground, stagnating just when they should be flowering. Why, after an enthusiastic start, do so many...

A Framework For Performance Management

City councils, boards of administrators and other governing systems demand a performance management framework that focuses on what outcomes employees will achieve, and how...

Does Change Have to be Painful?

A corporate leader's job is hardly easy.  He or she must efficiently manage employees, account for outside competition, note any changes in the industry...