Tools & Techniques
Silver Bullets Are Seductive But Unhelpful – Especially In Uncertain Times
(Kotter blogpost at Forbes.com)
Kotter’s Gaurav Gupta explores why silver bullet solutions are appealing, especially during uncertain times, and explores why they may not be the path forward for your organization.
How to Create an Inclusive Culture (FREE WEBINAR 23 April)
Neuroleadership Institute Webinar
When it comes to inclusion, it’s seldom obvious if someone feels like they don’t belong. And oftentimes, we don’t know when we’re the ones doing the excluding.
Thursday, April 23rd
12:00am – 13:00pm CET
Trust in Leadership – One Key Factor During Organizational Change
(Article from Science For Work)
Change is a constant in large and small organizations. Unfortunately, not all change management programmes are successful, and not all employees are on board with change. Human Resource Management in 1995 reported that managing change was considered the most important skill across 2,000 HR managers, helping their success more than HR and business knowledge.
Change management practitioners in Forbes and Strategy + Business claim that leaders are important for successful organizational change – but is this true? And if leaders are important, how do leaders gain their employees’ trust to create the change they need? More fundamentally, what do we know about trust in leadership? We will explore these questions below.
Three Ways To Build Trust During Times of Change
Conventional wisdom about change management puts a great deal of emphasis on strategy. While those big decisions are important, even the best strategy is meaningless unless it’s implemented on the ground. Successful execution, in turn, depends on the people involved—and how much they trust their leadership.
If employees believe in the larger vision and can see how pursuing that vision makes sense for them and for the business, that buy-in will translate to better work and more effective strategy execution. Gallup finds that high-trust organizations can implement change more quickly and retain workers even when through the occasional organizational misstep. That’s because when people trust their leaders, they extend the benefit of the doubt in trying times. However, only about one-third of workers strongly trust their company’s leadership.
To build trust in times of change, consider these three steps:
3 Ways to move your change management beyond emails
(Article from Fourcast)
When conducting change initiatives, inherent to the digital transformation a lot of companies are undertaking these days, many organisations don’t invest much into change management. Very often, they rely on a couple of email communications thinking that it will suffice to engage people in the change initiative and be enough to motivate, reassure, prepare and support them. As a result, their Change Management initiative fails.
Change in The Time of COVID-19
Tips for People Managers: Use CLARC to Lead Change Remotely
As businesses, we’re leading through unprecedented change right now. While most organizations were already experiencing a great deal of change, the current global situation requires us to rapidly adapt to new ways of connecting and working together. The way people managers support teams must also change.
Overcoming Barriers to Ability in Remote Work Environments
When stay-at-home orders required employees to adopt remote-work approaches, unforeseen problems emerged. These crowdsourced ideas can help you address them.
What Senior Leaders Need From Change Practitioners Right Now
In times of crisis, the biggest challenges leaders face go well beyond financial pressures and operational execution continuity. Yet, most leaders will try to bring a great deal of focus in the organization to just these two issues. As change management practitioners, you are uniquely qualified to help leaders recognize this shortcoming and address the critical people side of change when it’s needed most.
Leading Through Crisis
In times of crisis, leaders first need to focus on guiding their organizations through the worst of it, but they also need to identify the opportunities that a crisis presents: new ways of working, a reprioritization of what matters, and a long-term focus.
How To Lead Virtually In A Time Of Pandemic
(Kotter blogpost at Forbes.com)
Is your company ready for a remote work structure? Now more than ever, companies are easing into the idea of remote work as a permanent fixture.
A People-First Guide to Working from Home
(Article from Change Management Review)
(The following has been generously shared by LOCAL – The Change Marketing™ Agency as a resource to assist change management practitioners and leaders effectively lead through a massive change in how we work today.)
The COVID-19 virus has forced one of the most massive shifts in workplace history. Millions of businesses around the world are waking up to a very new normal – remote working, right now.
While some of us have more experience working from home than others, everyone is feeling the change and worried about the uncertainty and hassles it can bring. There are many tips out there to help businesses maintain productivity with a remote workforce, but often what suffers most is culture. It’s critical to maintain a sense of community and humanity.
Quick-Start Guides: Actionable Insights for Today’s Change Challenges
Using insights from more than two thousand change practitioners, Prosci created quick-start guides to help you apply ADKAR to adoption challenges during the COVID-19 crisis.