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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.

Click here to register for the webinar series on Change Readiness.

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

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

Change Management requires Change Makers, not Champions

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

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.

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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

Change Management: Create More Predictability & Control With Adaptive Practices

Posted by Stephen Parry on Mar 19, 2018 4:47:08 PM

Discussions with upper management about adaptability are often an awkward dance.

Senior management often fears a loss of control in an adaptive workplace. That’s understandable given their training. But it's also very wrongheaded..

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Topics: Adaptability, Climetrics, innovative culture, Change Leadership

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

Adaptability solutions finessed by different 'mixes'

Posted by Stephen Parry on Jun 15, 2017 3:48:11 PM

Working in the change sector, I’ve come to brace myself whenever someone I hear someone has come up with THE BEST ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE MODEL - yes, all in capital letters.

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Topics: Adaptability, Climetrics, Change Leadership

Adaptive Business: What It Is & Why You Need It

Posted by Stephen Parry on May 30, 2017 6:41:03 AM

In recent months most conversations I’ve had with business leaders start with two questions about adaptive business: what is it and why do I need it?

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