We seldom manage change in change management!

We seldom manage change in change management!

In change management, we seldom manage change. Instead, we manage: Our response to potential change. Promotion of strategies for adopting and adapting to change. Learning new behaviours, processes, and systems to live with the change. Exploring how the potential...
Ticking in the box!

Ticking in the box!

Topics like sustainability, embracing diversity, environmental awareness, and change management are deep learning topics. They challenge our current thinking patterns, culture, and decision-making. It all sounds too hard! So, most of us choose an easy solution! A...

Dissecting Change Marketing!

In the last post, we covered how we confuse organisational change management (OCM) with change marketing. Change marketing typically involves broadcasting your messages multiple times using different mediums, hoping the message will resonate over time. We often call...

Change Management Vs Change Marketing!

During project execution, we send stakeholders many messages about the change. We use many mediums (email, print) to present our information. We consider publishing forthcoming changes and providing support (training, a cheat sheet) as change management. These...

Change management plan designed in a vacuum!

As change managers, we must learn from school teachers, team coaches, and professional mentors. They facilitate change in the lives of their pupils daily. Think of how great teachers, coaches, and mentors have shaped and transformed the lives of many great men. I am...

Change management plan: Why do we need one?

If the change is constant, then we must have a plan to manage it! However, we do not carry any formal plans all the time. For example, we are maturing and growing old, and our priorities and lifestyles are changing. Without noticing, we must be constantly changing. We...
People do Certain Things Because They Can!

People do Certain Things Because They Can!

As customers, we come across lousy vendors who take pride in delivering substandard service at high prices. As employers, we have employees complicating simple things. Similarly, bribes are set as a standard operating procedure in many countries. At the receiving end,...
Communicating Effectively is an Art!

Communicating Effectively is an Art!

Yes, communicating effectively is an art. We must start with the basics, though. So, when the topic is difficult to understand, I use my teachers’ tools and methods. I draw on the whiteboard, fire up a presentation, and use my body, tone, pace, and hand...