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Adaptability: Don’t Implement – Grow!

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 17, 2017 5:43:32 PM

While at the Business Agility 2017 conference in New York recently, I met many wonderful people, all eager to engage on the issue of adaptability in organisations. The work I pioneered in my 2005 book Sense and Respond: The Journey To Customer Purpose has found its moment. Organisations know they have to change now and adaptability is their preferred method.

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Topics: Adaptability, sense and respond, Speaking Events, innovative culture, Change Leadership, Sense and Respond Book

Perspective is everything when it comes to your business climate

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 7, 2017 4:08:02 AM

In the days following my presentation at BusinessAgility2017 in New York in February, I found myself being tagged with an unexpected nickname by attendees.

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Topics: Adaptability, Climetrics, Climetrics, sense and respond, innovative culture, Work Climate

BusinessAgile2017 Redux: Change or die

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 2, 2017 12:05:34 PM

Before last week’s talk at BusinessAgility2017 in New York City, I told some of my confidantes that I sensed something shifting in the change and transformation field.

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Topics: Adaptability, sense and respond, Speaking Events, innovative culture, Sense and Respond Book

Adaptability in motion: a simple small example

Posted by Stephen Parry on Feb 21, 2017 4:00:54 AM

How does adaptability work? How does it make a business more profitable? I get asked those and related questions almost daily.

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Topics: Adaptability, Customer Experience, Customer Value Principles, innovative culture, listen and adapt

The Change Field: Separating the wheat from the chaff

Posted by Stephen Parry on Feb 7, 2017 5:03:56 AM

Working in the field of adaptive change means that one has to consistently assimilate new information and adjust strategies accordingly. To some the very idea that concepts and approaches are fluid because of our hyper-evolving business landscape is terrifying. But for me, it’s business as usual and I love the challenge.

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Topics: Adaptability, Climetrics, innovative culture, Change Leadership, Work Climate

Talking about Adaptive Design in New York

Posted by Stephen Parry on Feb 2, 2017 5:33:56 AM

On February 23rd, I’ll be in New York City engaging in one of my favourite professional activities: speaking with and to my colleagues in the change management world. It’s always interesting to hear the divergent, and sometimes conflicting, viewpoints around management theory and implementation.

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Topics: Adaptability, Speaking Events, innovative culture, Work Climate

Business Agility 2017 Conference brings even more change to New York

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 31, 2017 6:22:18 AM

Although most of my time is spent working on adaptability and change with organisations, conferences are like professional vacations to me.

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Topics: Adaptability, Seminar, Speaking Events

Wanting to change is the first step to surviving and thriving

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 25, 2017 8:28:42 PM

Although working with organisations on change programs is never less than invigorating and challenging, there are some that stand out for me.

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Topics: Adaptability, Change Leadership, Work Climate

How an organisation redesign saved a company and doubled their staff

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 17, 2017 7:10:06 PM

I once worked with an organisation who for three years were one of 12 shortlisted companies providing IT Services for home users and businesses for a large US technology company. They suddenly, and without any warning, found themselves bidding to be one of the tech company’s three remaining suppliers.

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Topics: Adaptability, IT Business, Methods, Customer Value Principles, innovative culture, Change Leadership

The “why” behind a career in adaptability and change

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 11, 2017 10:06:41 PM

I was asked by someone recently about what it takes to have a career in organisational change.

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Topics: Adaptability, Ethical Business, Methods, Ethics, innovative culture, Change Leadership