Change Management

 

 

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"The future is coming so fast, we can't possibly predict it; we can only learn to respond quickly."  ~ Steven Kerr

 

Three Forces Driving the New Economy

  1. Knowledge - intellectual capital as a strategic factor

  2. Change - continuous, rapid and complex; generates uncertainty and reduces predictability

  3. Globalization - in R&D, technology, production, trade, finance, communication and information, which has resulted in opening of economies, global hypercompetition and interdependency of business.. More

The Tao of Change Management

  • Yin: Responding to external change; anticipating change, listening; adapting to change...

  • Yang: Creating and leading change; revolutionizing industry; developing and introducing revolutionary technologies, products, and services... More

 

 

CHANGE MANAGEMENT: 6-Step Process

Leadership and Management

  • Leaders drive change; Managers maintain consistency. Both together continuously improve... More

12 Effective Leadership Roles

  1. Create change, lead change, manage resistance to change... More

9 Signs of a Losing Organization

  1. Lack of Leadership Skills: fear of change; leaders lack entrepreneurial spirit; managers do not lead, they just administrate and micromanage; weak leadership development program... More

 

The 8 Stage Change Process

By John P. Kotter

Defrost a hardened status quo:

  1. Establish a sense of urgency... More

6 Ws of Strategic Change Management

  1. Why – the purpose: the problem to be solved or the opportunity to be pursued... More

Turning Problems Into Opportunities: 6 Tips

 

50 Rules of Project Management

Change Management

  • Anything that can be changed will be changed until there is no time left to change anything.

  • Feather and down are padding, changes and contingencies will be real events.

  • A change freeze is like the abominable snowman: it is a myth and would anyway melt when heat is applied... More

Three Types of Business Managers7

  • Those who make things happen

  • Those who watch things happen

  • Those who wonder: "What in the hell just happen?"

If you want to be among the first small group who makes things happen, you must learn how to recognize trends, and move with speed

 

Structuring a Strategic Alliance

10 Questions To Answer

  1. Do you have the flexibility to respond to the changes in the environment?... More

Project Management

Setting Up a Responsibility Matrix: 4 Steps

  • Incorporate the responsibility matrix in the project rules.  The responsibility matrix becomes part of the project rules, which means that once it is accepted, all changes must be approved by those who approved the original version. The advantage to this change management process is that the project manager is always left with a written document to refer to in the event of a dispute... More

Change Defined

"Change is the window through which the future enters your life." It's all around you, in many types and shapes. You can bring it about yourself or it can come in ways

Why Change Management?

You can bring the change about yourself or it can come in ways that give you little choice about its what, when, and how. Fighting against change slow it down or divert it, but it won't stop it however. If you wish to succeed in this rapidly changing new world "you must learn to look on change as a friend – one who presents you with an opportunity for growth and improvement."9

The rate of change in today's world is constantly increasing. Everything that exists is getting old, wearing out and should be replaced. "Revolutionary technologies, consolidation, well-funded new competition, unpredictable customers, and a quickening in the pace of change hurled unfamiliar conditions at management."7

Today's World Realities

The magnitude of today's environmental, competitive, and global market change is unprecedented. It's a very interesting and exciting world, but it's also volatile and chaotic:

  • Volatility describes the economy's rate of change: extremely fast, with explosive upsurges and sudden downturns.

  • Chaos describes the direction of the economy's changes: we're not sure exactly where we're headed, but we are swinging between the various alternatives at a very high speed.6

To cope with an unpredictable world you must build an enormous amount of flexibility into your organization. While you cannot predict the future, you can get a handle on trends, which is a way to take advantage of change and convert risks into opportunities.

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Leadership (Fire):

Why Change Fails: 8 Common Errors

Harnessing the Power of Change

One of the keys to dealing with change is understanding that change in never over. "Change brings opportunity to those who can grasp it, and the discontinuities of the new economy offer unlimited opportunities."13

New Survival Strategies

In today's tidal wave of global economic, technological, and social change, that name of the game for you and your organization is survival. If you are going to withstand relentless and constantly growing global competition, you need to be different and radically change the way of doing business. You have to give up the old hierarchical, adversarial approach which wastes individual talents and saps energy in unproductive conflict. Instead you need to create a new management model, switch from management to leadership, manage change, build trust, drive out fear of failure and and create productive partnerships in which everyone can offer their unique knowledge and talents. If you know how to help your organization to do this, you can make a decisive difference.

Leadership vs. Management

Inspirational Business Plan: Successful Innovation

Risk Management Strategy: "You never change something by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." Buckminster Fuller... More

Systemic Innovation: 7 Areas

A Leader's Mood: The Dimmer Switch of Performance

Manage the Emotions of Change. Be particularly mindful of how you manage emotions if your organization is undergoing change how you handle emotions during these crucial times can help or hinder the change process. It's a known fact that if the resistance to change is emotional, it is the hardest form of resistance to overcome. As the leader handling a change initiative, don't avoid the emotions that accompany the change process. Set the mood and manage the emotions or they will manage you... More

Strategies for Leading Breakthroughs

So what separates extraordinary leaders from proponents of the status quo? They break the rules. Except, not in an arbitrary or capricious way. When you look at examples of extraordinary leadership, like the Founding Fathers of the United States or Jack Welch of GE, certain practices or principles become apparent. To start, there is a declaration of what the future will be. There is also a purpose, something to stand for. And finally, there is a clearly articulated commitment... More

25 Lessons from Jack Welch

Keep People In The Know

"Transformational leaders empower others by keeping them "in the know," by keeping them fully informed on everything that effects their jobs," says Brian Tracy. "People want and need to feel that they are “insiders,” that they are aware of everything that is going on. There is nothing so demoralizing to a staff member than to be kept in the dark about their work and what is going on in the company."... More

 

 Discover much more in the

FULL VERSION of e-Coach

Evolutionary Change vs. Revolutionary Action...

Start Change With Yourself...

Understanding What's Going On in the Real World...

Systems Thinking...

Non-financial Barriers to Change...

A Clue to Successful Change Management...

Change and Leadership...

Internal and External Sources of Changes...

Anticipate Change...

Five Drivers of Change...

Manage Resistance to Change...

Change Management Is Not Problem Solving...

Change Before You Have To...

Strategic Change Management...

Viewing Your Business with an Outsider's Eyes...

80/20 Thinking...

Create Change for Competitive Advantage...

Creating Change: Twin Strategies...

Creating Change: Steps to Establishing a New Balance...

How To Ask Searching Questions...

Lead Change...

How To Make Big Changes...

Methods for Dealing with Resistance to Change...

Make Quick Decisions...

Create Corporate Guiding Principles...

Manage Organizational Change...

Motivate Employees to Embrace Change...

Lead Behavioral Change...

Tips for Setting and Communicating the Vision...

Beer's Formula for Leading Change...

Sustainable Ability to Change...

Real Time Business Development...

Manage Change through Projects...

 Case Study  General Electric (GE)...

 Case Study  BP...

 Case Study  VVV...

 

 

 

References:

  1. Liberation Management, Tom Peters

  2. Project Manager's MBA, Cohen E. Graham

  3. ICB - IPMA Competence Baseline, International Project Management Association (IPMA)

  4. Extreme Management, Mark Stevens

  5. Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

  6. Leading Change, James O'Toole

  7. It's not the BIG and eats the SMALL... it's the FAST that eats the SLOW, J. Jennings and L.Haughton

  8. The Centerless Corporation, Bruce A.Pasternack and Albert. J. Viscio

  9. Performance Management, Phil Baguley

  10. MegaChange, William E. Joyce

  11. Thinking Outside the Comfort Zone, Jerry Sentell

  12. Shun the Incremental: Go for  the Quantum Leap, Lecture at Cornell University by Jack Welck

  13. Every Business is a Growth Business, Ram Charan and Noel. M. Tichy

  14. Making a Difference, Bruce Nixon

  15. Lateral Thinking, Paul Sloane

  16. Business Process Management: The Third Wave, Howard Smith and Peter Fingar

  17. The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch

  18. Take Time Out for Mental Digestion, Brian Tracy

 

 

Smart Leader

Leading Change

Yin-Yang of Change Management

Changing Yourself

Overcoming Resistance To Change

Making Big Changes

Transformational Leadership

Corporate Leader

Business Architect

Strategies for Leading Breakthroughs

Take Time Out For Mental Digestions

Two Techniques for Turbulent Times

Extreme Leadership

Extreme Leadership: 10 Best Practices

The 4 Es of Leadership

How To Make Better Decisions

6Ws of Corporate Growth

Look At Your Company from Outside In As Well As Inside Out

Organizational Change

Change Program

5 Strategies for Creating a Culture of Questioning

Organizational Transformation

Liberate Employees from the Fear of Trying New Things