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My Favorite Articles This Week in Change Management

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Insights of action

I found a bunch of interesting articles discussing change management and business improvement. Among them you can find how great leaders inspire action, practical ways to boost employee productivity during a change initiative, what is the difference between transformational change and transformation, and some good tips, how you can improve your own productivity during a change.

1. 7 Tips to Help Build Trust When Implementing Change

Change can be a daunting process, especially when employees are used to working effectively with old methods. Change, when managed poorly, can damage team dynamics, increase anxiety and ultimately decrease worker productivity. The key to managing change is building trust. Without trust, employees will have no motivation to follow your lead.

As you can see from this 2010 Deloitte study, 7 out of the 10 reasons are related to the people side of change.  If this is the case why do leaders not ensure these items are proactively addressed and avoided?  The number one reason is that most sponsors and managers believe they understand change management yet the data over the past 10 years indicates differently.

3. What is Cuture? How People Think, Believe, and Act

The customer experience your organization delivers is a reflection of your culture and operating processes. In other words, what customer experience outside is based on what’s going on inside. To consistently differentiate your customer experience, you need to transform your culture. How to create a culture that encourages employees to act consistently with your organization’s objectives?

4. Transformational Change: How to Cross the Abyss

The terms “Transformational Change” and “Transformation” have become quite the buzz words in industry today.   You probably hear them day in and day out. But have you ever sat down and thought about what they really mean?

5. How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question ”Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers … (Filmed at TEDxPugetSound.)

6. 11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day.

7. Get Off Your Bum: Taking Control of Tech in the Workplace

In the pursuit of organizational efficiency and greater shareholder value (ie, money), organizations have passed the tipping point of using technology to enhance our work and have moved into the realm of replacing our relationships with our fellow human beings. Outside of the family, the next ring of close relationships we cultivate should be those with whom we work; after all, we spend nearly a quarter of our lives with people we’d otherwise never know.

8. Generating Insight from Research Requires Understanding Client Business Issues

In all the research work what have been done, the piece that is critical to turning data or information into insight is a deep understanding of the goals and strategies of the client organization for which you are doing the research.

9. Suomi ui HR-trendeissä vastavirtaan

Tässä artikkelissa ällisteltiin syystä, kuinka muualla länsimaissa HR panostaa johtajuuteen ja henkilöstön sitouttamiseen, Suomalaisjohtaja puolestaan kiinnostaa tekninen optimointi ja HR-prosesessien kehitys. Tämä on helppo uskoa, kun katsoo monien toiminnankehityshankkeiden tuloksia.

10. 5 Practical Ways to Boost Employee & Team Productivity During a Change Initiative

Change initiatives often result in decreased productivity, as employees must try to adapt to change while still performing all of their regular duties. A successful change initiative must find a way to boost employee and team productivity during the change process.

I do hope these articles were useful for your purposes.

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