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Diagnosis + Prognosis: Unlocking your Organisation's Ability to Adapt

Posted by Stephen Parry on Nov 4, 2019 4:23:44 PM

Most traditional improvement tools and strategies are frequently ineffective and in many cases are applied for the wrong reasons.  This isn't to say, however, that you have to reinvent the wheel in order to be adaptive.  Many tools, when used in an adaptive business strategy - such as Business Agility, Lean, and Agile, can help you unlock entirely new capabilities and equip your workforce with the abilities it needs to face new demands, head-on. You must diagnose your business, make a prognosis, and create a work-climate that quickly adapts if your business is going to thrive.

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Topics: Change Leadership, Lean, Adaptive Culture, Adaptive Business, business agility, Agile

Mistakes can be a Marvellous Source of Innovation in a Professionally Safe Workplace

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 23, 2019 1:16:39 PM

Blame is an interesting area of psychology, a legally authorised social mechanism, and a fairly baffling human quirk. Philosophers and theorists have competing ideas about what constitutes blame and its underpinning mechanisms. However, the philosopher Tognazzini (2014) says that blame “is a negative evaluative judgement that implies responsibility.” This is a good generalisation of what blame involves, and the keyword here is negative.

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Topics: Change Leadership, Work Climate, Business Tips, Adaptive Business, business agility, Psychologically Safe Workplace

Standing on a Mountain of Diamonds: Removing Waste for Maximum Rewards

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 9, 2019 3:02:27 PM

If you are a change leader -- C-suite executive or middle manager, embarking on a change program, getting the foundations right is critical.  This will determine the success or failure of your transformation.  Read Waste Management from our eBook, Change Readiness: Planting the Seeds for Change Success or download it in its entirety here.


Waste Management

Where does all the rubbish go?

You will be familiar with the word “landfill” but have you ever actually seen one? Where exactly are these places? They never appear in that “points of interest” list on a satnav and they are never signposted off the motorway. The reason for that, of course, is obvious. It is why the dumpsters are hidden around the back of your favourite restaurant. Nobody wants to think about them, let alone see them.

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Topics: Change Leadership, Adaptive Culture, Business Tips, Change Management, Adaptive Business, business agility

August News Review from Lloyd Parry Adaptive Business Consulting

Posted by Stephen Parry on Sep 2, 2019 12:37:00 PM

Autumn is on the horizon, and apparently, September is the new January, so it is back to reality.  In August, we were very busy with clients and preparing for September's conferences and other engagements.  In this news review we will be highlighting (1) the CAFÉ Change Planner workshop, because we will be offering a taster session this month, (2) a presentation Agile Does Not Equal Business Agility and Adaptability, (3) upcoming events and (4) our top posts for the month. 

As always, if you would like to discuss any of these items or would simply like to have an informal chat on strategy, please get in touch.

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Topics: Change Leadership, Adaptive Business, business agility, Customer Experience Awards, Agile Business Conference, C-Suite Executives, Middle Managers, Change Leaders

Change Readiness: Planting the Seeds for Change Success

Posted by Stephen Parry on Apr 12, 2019 3:41:34 PM

 Our new eBook, Change Readiness:  Planting the Seeds for Change Success, is out and available to help you through your change programme.  We'll be publishing one chapter each month in our blog.  This will be followed by a webinar to discuss issues raised by that section.

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Topics: Adaptability, IT Business, Change Leadership, business agility, C-Suite Executives, Middle Managers, Change Leaders

The Dark and the Light of being a Change Agent

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 28, 2019 3:55:23 PM

SpotlightQuite often, 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.

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Topics: Social Capital, A3 Thinking, Knowedge work, Change Leadership, Work Climate

The Rewards Of ‘Smarting Up’ Your Customer-Facing Staff

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 21, 2019 11:13:15 AM

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.

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Topics: Change Leadership, Work Climate, Adaptive Culture

Transforming an Overburdened Organisation requires Changemakers, not Champions

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jan 18, 2019 1:37:00 PM

It’s taken a while but medium to large organisations,  have finally come to realise they need to change to compete and survive in a marketplace filled with small, more nimble competitors.

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

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

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

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