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Prepare for Change Initiatives Early

Preferably before the project kicks off!

Change initiatives require significant preparation before actually moving forward with starting the initiative. During this preparation time, the following should be done within the organization:

Assess the readiness of employees for the change. Develop a change management plan for how change will be managed and employees engaged throughout the […]

Focus Your Change Conversations

Good for the Organization vs Good for the Individual

There are two ways to focus change conversations – focusing on the logic of changing and focus on the emotional side of change. When we focus on the logic of change, we talk about change from the perspective of the organization. We may show spreadsheets or […]

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 […]

Bring Out the Best in Your Employees – Part 3

A Client Story of Change

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of our story.

Senior leadership – the VPs and SVPs – were a bit more challenging. The CEO felt that some of these leaders really needed to move on as they had been with the organization for so long. Many of the issues were […]

Bring Out the Best in Your Employees – Part 2

A Client Story of Change

Read Part 1 of our story.

ACG and the CEO needed to understand where change was already happening because we knew somewhere in the organization it was! We met with groups of employees – individual contributors – to understand where they were successful and where they had challenges in getting […]