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Leadership Best Practices: Make Discussions about Change a Part of Regular Meetings

Change is often thrust upon employees with little to no warning. And given the normal reaction to change – we hate it! – this does not make for an easy transition for employees. What often happens is that productivity decreases as employees focus on what the change means for them – which is usually a […]

Setting a Strategic Goal of Cross-Functional Collaboration

Engaging Reluctant Participants on a Team

A mini case study – Part 3

Refer to Part 1 and Part 2 of this case study.

Breaking Down the Project into Mini Projects

Larger change initiatives – such as the one in this case study – are much more than simply one project. These larger initiatives must be broken down into a number […]

5 Ways to Engage Employees in Change

Engaging employees in change is essential to ensure that the change initiative is accepted and “sticks.” Consider these five ways to engage employees in your next change initiative.

Get employees involved in shaping the change early on. Ask their opinions via a survey or in focus groups. This enables employees to provide their thoughts, concerns […]

Communicate the Value of Change for Your Department

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The best leaders know that to be successful in implementing change, they must communicate the value of change for their department. This requires ensuring that employees understand why the change is important. Leaders should talk to them about the benefits of the change – not just for the organization and the department, but for the […]

Changing Mindsets

Change Mindsets

Helping Employees Look at Change Differently

Mindset is defined as a set of assumptions held by a group of individuals that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive for the group to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviors or choices. (Adapted from Wikipedia.org)

When employees have a fixed mindset they prefer the […]