Through working within the public sector transformation over the past four years, I have witnessed the state of perpetual transition playing out across government departments and agencies with startling consistency. It’s no surprise that within the current climate, staff is struggling with the concept of a clear vision of the future. When everything is in transition, and there appears to be no end in sight – this is a very common challenge. read more
Category: Change Management
Change management is fast becoming a competency required by managers given the amount of organizational change underway in the workplace. In response, managers attend change management training that will transform them into effective advocates for change. In theory, that sounds great. In practice, I haven’t seen it work. The problem lies in the assumption that managers fundamentally believe in the change or corporate direction. What if they don’t?
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When you are faced with a change, how do you react? read more
There’s so much attention on change management these days that we’re saturated with people’s ideas, tools, techniques, plans, approaches, and strategies for every type of change imaginable. With all of this intellectual property floating around town, we should have lots of success stories coming out of all of these efforts.
Demystifying Change Management: What tools will give me the biggest bang for my change management buck?
Change management has become complicated, and I think people are confused. They know they need it, but what exactly is it that they need? They need to collaborate more successfully with partners and they need to deliver more cost-effective projects. So what does that have to do with change management?
We are all leaders in one respect or another. In business, we lead firms, divisions, and projects. In our professional growth and personal branding, we speak at conferences, write white papers and post blogs. In our personal lives, we are moms and dads, we serve on boards, and we lead community groups.
Working with Government departments for the past year has made me realize that there exists a lot of confusion about two topics that are extremely relevant today: Change Management and Communications. They are very complementary in nature but are not one and the same, and I want to try and help clarify.