Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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...

Four Ways to Lead Through Conflict

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William E. Channing   French novelist and...

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...

Control the Controllable

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it – Charles R. Swindoll A story is told of two men...

Change Management Insights from a Fortune 500 Apparel Company’s Restructuring

Recently, consulting firm Emergent partnered with a Fortune 500 apparel company to undertake the biggest business transformation in the company’s history. Below is a mini case...

The Numbers Are Coming

The October 2012 issue of Harvard Business Review features "Big Data" as the theme. There are a number of articles of import for those...

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...

Most Common Change Management Mistakes Companies Make

We are occasionally asked about mistakes that we see companies make related to organizational change management. In reflecting back over several years and many...

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...

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...

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...

Use Storytelling Technique to Communicate Your Vision

Equally important to creating a powerful future vision is how that vision gets communicated to your people. This is where the art and skill of storytelling becomes...

The Senior Leader's Role in Driving Transformation

The latest issue of McKinsey Quarterly contains a case study titled Developing Better Change Leaders. Using the backdrop of a multi-national operations improvement initiative, it addresses leadership...

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...

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...

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...