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4 Benefits Of Fostering A Blame-Free Climate Within Your Team

Posted by Stephen Parry on Feb 25, 2019 12:09:29 PM

 

Blame: an interesting area of psychology, a legally authorised social mechanism, and a fairly baffling human quirk.

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Topics: Ethical Business, Work Climate, Adaptive Culture

Adaptive Business Consultants. What Can They Do That You Can't?

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 16, 2019 1:56:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Adaptability, Adaptive Culture

3 Precision Techniques To Aid Business Change And Development

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 11, 2019 2:58:49 PM

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:

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Topics: Change Leadership, Adaptive Culture

3 Poor Change Management Decisions And Why They Should Be Avoided

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 2, 2019 1:22:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Adaptive Culture

The Importance Of A Manager’s Decision Making To An Organisation

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 24, 2018 10:50:00 AM

Informed decision making is one of the most important duties of any manager. For organisations to flourish, leaders have to send careful signals in order to instigate the correct change processes.

All too often, managers are placed into a position where these decisions are based upon inadequate knowledge. This is usually a result of clogs in communication channels, or misinformation. In an adaptive organisation, decisions can be made on flows of information from internal processes, customer needs, market changes and other sources. Armed with these capabilities, managers can steer companies through a continual process of meaningful and productive change.

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Topics: Adaptive Culture

The Consequences Of Not Adapting To Business Changes

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 20, 2018 5:14:34 PM

The influence of internal and external forces mean that all businesses need to change. This is one of the most complex and misunderstood elements of organisational identity.

On the one hand, organisations need a level of stability in order to maintain brand identity and integrity. On the other hand, companies need to be agile problem-solvers that can predict threats and effortlessly respond to them.

Achieving this delicate balance takes skill. As a result, many businesses try to ignore change. When that situation arises, there can be both long-term and short-term consequences.

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Topics: Adaptive Culture

How Important Is Communication In An Adaptive Business?

Posted by Stephen Parry on Dec 17, 2018 2:48:00 PM

Successful organisations are melting pots of disparate skillsets. Whether in terms of practical skills or intrinsic psychological capabilities, it takes a variety of minds to fuel organisational success.

This dynamic has one fundamental challenge:

Communication.

Communication flows through a healthy organisation, enabling the change process to be visualised. Implicitly linked to prosperity, growth, and dynamic change, communication is a powerful tool.

However, what does this really mean? How important is communication, and what is its link to adaptability?

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Topics: Adaptive Culture

Find Out More About Adaptive Business Practices With Our Half Day Discovery Course

Posted by Stephen Parry on Nov 2, 2018 4:26:00 PM

Creating a superior service climate for your business does not happen overnight, but remarkable progress can be made by adopting several straightforward adaptive practices and structures. Our Half Day discovery course – An Introduction To Adaptive Business – provides the opportunity to explore the key concepts and methods with one of the world’s leading authorities; author, speaker and consultant Stephen Parry.

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Topics: Adaptive Culture

Change Management Theory and Practice: Assumptions and Motivations

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 11, 2018 2:04:44 PM

The greatest waste in organisations today is the waste in human potential.’

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Topics: Book Reviews, Command and Control, Ethics, Change Leadership, Work Climate, Adaptive Culture

Change Management: Re-purposing the Business in Disruptive Times

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 6, 2018 1:17:19 PM

I’m very pleased to be delivering a keynote presentation and a 90-minute interactive workshop at this year’s ITEM Strategy and Practice IT Conference, From Code to Product. From Service to Solution in Kiev on the 24th and 25th of March. 

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Topics: Speaking Events, Change Leadership, Work Climate, Adaptive Culture