How does adaptability work? How does it make a business more profitable? I'm asked these and related questions almost daily.
Occasionally, at speaking engagements, managers approach me with questions about being a change agent. They see their business falling behind, apart or both and want to know how to affect the change necessary to stop it.
Right across the board, today’s customers are demanding greater and greater choice. To stay successful in a rapidly changing climate, organisations must not only confront and deal with this demand for choice, they must design a corporate culture which actively embraces it.
Blame: an interesting area of psychology, a legally authorised social mechanism, and a fairly baffling human quirk.
It’s taken a while but larger organisations have finally come to realise they need to change to compete and survive in a marketplace filled with small, more nimble competitors.
Employees are the lifeblood of an organisation. We all know this. The combination of personalities, quirks, skills, and imagination are what sets one organisational identity apart from another.
During times of change, your unique work-climate is more vital than ever.
However, it is well known that organisations often falter when this delicate harmony is interrupted. Ruffle the feathers of a team, and the results can be devastating.
Everyone wants a step-by-step action plan on how to perfect business change. However, anyone who claims to be able to provide neat, tidy one-size strategies is mistaken.
Powerful and meaningful change is about developing the skills that most of us have, but that few of us use. The skills that unlock productivity, efficiency, and vision are often the least tangible but the most important.
In change management, precision is about seeing the bigger picture. These three techniques can help you do this:
Change management can be complex, unpredictable, and unnerving. Therefore, it is little surprise that many change management strategies – despite the best intentions of their instigators – fail to live up to expectations.
It is an all-too familiar situation, but one that can be avoided.
Topics: Adaptive Culture