Business Transformation, Change Management, Leadership, Business Consulting

The Well-Aligned Organization

Is your organization aligned and positioned for success? According to author and speaker

Simon Sinek (www.startwithwhy.com), organizations that inspire have at their cores an understanding of why they exist. This understanding of purpose or cause manifests itself in how these organizations operate and is front and center when they and their leaders communicate.

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By Greg Kaczmarz on Jun 8, 2018 12:52:58 PM
Change Management

OCM = A Project That is Six Times More Successful

We’ve all seen the multiplying factor used in advertisements. It’s a strategic way of highlighting a data point to attract attention by saying that something is [blank] times more [blank] than another. For example, a simple Google search resulted in numerous six times factor results. I’ll share a few of the more obvious ones for fun:

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By Kim Gandier on Jul 27, 2017 2:41:35 PM
Change Management, Methodologies

Storytelling: Is it Just for Children? Or is it Also an Effective Change Management Tool?

We all grew up hearing stories. Whether it was a fairytale, a Disney version or a family treasure, stories have always been used to communicate, teach and share information. Throughout time, people have learned by remembering the moral of the story, the important lesson, a takeaway. Just think about the age old tale of the tortoise and the hare. The moral of the story has stood the test of time and is just as relevant today in 2014 as it was many years ago. In fact, all someone has to do is mention the tortoise and the hare, and you instantly can relate to the topic.

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By Deb Buxton on May 5, 2014 11:59:52 AM
Business Analysis, Change Management

The Motivation of Loss vs. Gain

Looking back across my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many different and unique businesses, operating in various industries. I’ve also worked on a wide variety of projects, from new application development, to solution selection, to solution integration and implementation. One thing that I’ve learned during that time is that for all the differences and uniqueness, most businesses and projects have much more in common than most people expect. Sure, the culture of a business or industry might be different, and work being performed might be completely unique, but many of the underlying needs, attitudes, approaches, personalities, and behaviours that you encounter from one project or business to another are fundamentally the same.

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By Rick Strempler on Mar 10, 2014 11:46:35 AM
Change Management

What is Successful Change Management Anyway?

If you grew up in a large family setting, you likely learned early on that each individual deals with their environment in totally unique ways. I was fortunate to be the youngest of a very large family and well positioned to observe how all my older siblings dealt with change. Some sought change and instigated change, some accepted change readily, while others approached change very cautiously. Their characters have not changed much over the years – these traits are simply part of their DNA.

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By Fern Rochon on Apr 2, 2012 3:00:35 AM