Filed under: - CM Resources, - Organization Change Management, - People Change Management | Tags: Change Management, Execution, Organization Development, Strategy
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”—Audre Lorde
Beneath the surface of professional dialogue there are a few hot “political” topics.
A while ago I stumbled onto an online discussion between Organization Development (OD) practitioners.
This suddenly explained the guardedness that I experienced in conversations with “them” around Change Management (CM). continue reading here
Filed under: - Innovation, - Leadership, - Organization Change Management | Tags: - Innovation, Change Management, Culture, Leadership
“Since change is inevitable, the question is: Do you act to stop it and try to protect yourself from it, or do you become the master of change by accepting it and being open to it? My view, of course, is that working with change is what creativity is all about”. Ed Catmull, “Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration”, Random House Canada, 2014.
“Creativity Inc” is a story about drive, determination and creativity and how leaders build and sustain a culture of world class innovation. It is about the application of important change management principles, even if not called out as such. Most of the middle of the book addresses pragmatic approaches that Catmull used at Pixar that every company can modify and apply.
We can learn a great deal from their journey. Start-up innovation might be the most difficult class of “change”. It involves constantly transforming so as to invent a future that is completely uncharted territory. Here are a few highlights that resonated with me. Continue reading
Filed under: - Change Execution, - Organization Change Management, - People Change Management, - Project Management, - Strategy and Imperatives, - Strategy Execution | Tags: Change Management, Planning, Projects, Transformation
As noted in the previous post, “Enterprise change vs project change”, we are having a vibrant discussion in the Organizational Change Practitioners Group on LinkedIn on whether change management is serving Enterprise change adequately.
The dialogue is being shaped by many experienced practitioners. continue reading here
Filed under: - Change Execution, - Organization Change Management, - People Change Management, - Project Management, - Strategy Execution | Tags: Change Management, Organization Design, Planning, Projects, Strategy, Transformation
The reality of most organizations is that there are multiple strategies run by multiple divisions / leaders (most independent of each other) and these are broken into multiple Portfolios, Programs and Projects (also often run independent of each other).
The effect is that change “rains” into the organization from all of these separate initiatives. continue reading here
Filed under: - CM Resources, - Organization Change Management, - People Change Management, - Professional Development, - Strategy Execution | Tags: Change Management, Organization Design, Professional Development, Training
Are you looking to deepen or broaden your understanding and capabilities in Change Management?
Attending a Change Management conference is a great immersion experience. continue reading here
Filed under: - Change Execution, - People Change Management, - Personal Reflections, - Professional Development | Tags: Collaboration, Effectiveness, Planning
Have you ever found yourself struggling with a big idea, an analysis or a report?
As in: parts of it are clear in your mind but there are gaps and grey areas?
Sometimes I can get traction (make progress) by doing a “brain dump”, i.e. just get the ideas on paper or a white board then re-arrange them by editing. Sometimes I need a “jump start”. continue reading here
Filed under: - People Change Management, - Personal change, - Professional Development | Tags: Professional Development
This is the third and final post in the series. “Your voice matters-liberate it” and “Find your voice―the power of authenticity” are below.
Sometimes learning new things is nerve-racking, frightening even. Sometimes it pays to experiment a little before diving in. continue reading here