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Supporting Change through Communication

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Consider these two conversations…

How we communicate with others who are struggling through a change makes an impact on their ability to accept and adapt to a change in the organization. Employees who are change agents, those who support and champion change in an organization, enable other employees to do so also by helping […]

Want Organizational Transitions to Succeed - COMMUNICATE!

Communication – Communication – and more Communication. That sums it up as the how to prepare for organizational transition. Sounds easy; but rarely is there enough of it! Ensuring that employees are engaged in organizational change/transition is necessary for long term success. But organizations can only engage employees when communications are frequent, honest and enable […]

Getting Employees Past Obstacles to Change

Obstacles to change exist at both the organizational and individual level. In this article, we’ll focus on individual obstacles to change and how to help employees get past those obstacles.

Obstacles to change from the individual perspective include:

Fear of the impact of change on the individual and his role and responsibilities Fear of losing […]

The Value of Change Management Centers of Excellence

Organizations that have significant change ahead may find value in setting up a Change Management Center of Excellence (CoE). We have set these up for a number of our clients who have strategic change initiatives planned. They have enabled for increased success of the initiatives as well as enabled for better engagement of employees.

The […]

Evaluating the Culture of an Organization

When I am asked by a client to help them evaluate the culture within their organization, there are two steps I take:

Evaluate the organization informally (interactions among people) Evaluate the organization formally (processes and procedures)

To do both well, I spend time within the organization getting to know the individuals. This includes traveling to […]