Change Management
Resistance to change

Resistance to change

I have recently designed a one-day change management workshop to support the group of companies’ Transformation process, dealing with the people aspects of change and transition. One of the aspects of the transformation that management is worried about here, is...

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Strategic thinking and de Bono’s Six Hats

Strategic thinking and de Bono’s Six Hats

I recently ran a two half-day’s workshop for the extended leadership team of the national chemical company. We dealt with strategic thinking and looked at how their two-year old strategic plan might need adapting due to the transformation plans of our entire group of...

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Chartering Teams

Chartering Teams

I have been reminded recently in my current company, about the problems there can sometimes be setting up teams to work on small projects. Or rather not the setting up, but in ensuring they deliver what they were supposed to do and on time. Here they were started for...

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Communicating change: the 4P model

Communicating change: the 4P model

One of the most difficult challenges organisations have during change or transition is communication. I have been reminded about this as my current company has entered ’transformation’. What to say and to whom is a tricky problem. A simple model that I have used many...

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A short exercise on change and change management

A short exercise on change and change management

One of the most amusing, but nevertheless insightful exercises I have done with groups, ends up with the participants taking their clothes off. Well at least some of them. (Clothes that is, not participants). I trust I now have your attention. The exercise is to...

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Lifelines

Lifelines

One of my favourite exercises with new teams is ‘Lifelines’. I’ve used it a lot through the years, especially when the team is almost all new. It has never let me down and it never fails to surprise. It sounds simple but seems to generate amazing, personal, in-depth...

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Transition communication checklist

Transition communication checklist

Whenever I have been involved in a change process, whether a major reorganization, a reduction round or the introduction of new processes, I learned very early on that "communication" will always be an issue. However much you think you are communicating, it will never...

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