Tuesday, November 22, 2011

5-Steps for Creating a Vision And Strategic Agenda

Here is a link to a SlideShare document that outlines a Visioning and Strategic Agenda process that I have used with several clients over the years.  This process has produced outstanding results - feel free to download it and use it!

Warm regards,

Friday, June 24, 2011

20 Shortcuts on Organizational Change Management

Read this innovative eBook by Luc Gallopin, moderator of the Organizational Change Practitioner's Group on LinkedIn. Luc is a fellow "in the trenches" change agent. Highly recommended! http://bit.ly/aHE0vk

Friday, January 14, 2011

What's Missing in Organizational Change Theory and/or Practice?

This question was recently posted on the Organizational Change Practitioners discussion board on LinkedIn. Here is my reply:

"To me, the missing piece is 'completing the change' by effectively 'completing the transition' from the old state to the new state. In my opinion, most of the focus is on 'making the change happen', and once that's done little attention is placed on the transition (pain, feelings of loss, emotional support, fear, etc,) to ensure long term success of the change. This is frequently the case with IT-enabled change!

Not completing the transition usually results in significant/long-term dips in post change productivity, poor morale and can undermine the entire change effort. In many cases the cultural changes never happen as a result of this short-sightedness.

So, more attention needs to be placed on change transition vs. change management... William Bridges authored Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change almost 20 years ago. It's a great book, but often ignored. This finishing touch to the change process needs to become a key, recognized component of the practice of change management."

Cheers and warm regards,