Root Cause of Change Resistance?

Internet is full of articles explaining reasons of change resistance. Various books are written on this topic. Change Manager’s Handbook extensively covers this topic is detail. However, what is the root cause of resistance to change? Why in context to organisational change, employees and managers prefers status quo instead embracing the change? I have tried … Continue reading Root Cause of Change Resistance?

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Levels of Change! Must Understand This For A Lasting Change!

How often do we define change before we start managing it? This is one of the main problems in change management arena. We attempt to manage ‘the undefined’.  Further, change operates at different levels. The attributes at each level are different. Therefore, strategies and focus to implement change must be different as well. In the … Continue reading Levels of Change! Must Understand This For A Lasting Change!

Why UAT always takes more time and budget?

User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is the critical phase of any ERP implementation. Project success highly relies on well planned execution of UAT. Business key users/ subject matter experts form the core project team. Typically, the core project team execute planned test cases after training by ERP consultants. As a project leader/sponsor, this is the time … Continue reading Why UAT always takes more time and budget?

Change Feeds On Strong Leadership!

Total Quality Management, Lean, Six Sigma, Business Process Re-engineering, Business Process Improvement, Process Redesigning, Value Chain Improvement, Business Transformation, Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption and many other similar terms to follow….. At the end of day it is all about managing successful Change. Various authors explain change management models Kotter’s 8 Step Change model, Good to … Continue reading Change Feeds On Strong Leadership!

100% Utilisation Is A Business Risk

If your employees are fully utilised in producing goods and services, consider it as a business risk! Did you ask why? It is because if your business is always busy with BAU activities, then the chances are that your business is not thinking ahead. By thinking ahead, I mean: Keeping up to date with technology … Continue reading 100% Utilisation Is A Business Risk

When To Raise A Change Request/Variation?

Change is inevitable! To meet ever-changing needs and complexity of business, project teams are increasingly embracing Scrum/Agile methodologies. Project teams are using new tools and methods like Card walls, Daily stand-ups, Internet/Intranet Chats, advanced task management tools (like JIRA). However, one thing that Project teams are not doing so well is managing change within project. … Continue reading When To Raise A Change Request/Variation?

How To Prioritise Programs In Change Portfolio?

In dynamic business world, mastering prioritisation is one of the key success factors. I think prioritisation is a good mix of art and science. To prioritise, first it is important to separate assumptions from facts, silence from noise, and problems from solutions - Art. At the same time, there is need for some methods. Methods that helps to … Continue reading How To Prioritise Programs In Change Portfolio?

Change Management Tactics – How to influence by Social proof

Do you know why comedy shows play recorded laughter (HaHaHa...)? Why clubs create long waiting lines outside their venue? Why media do not report suicide incidents? Why we do fake laughing in-group, even we don’t find anything amusing. Well, all the above questions looks very different. However, one phenomenon explains all of them. That is Social proof. Social proof is psychological … Continue reading Change Management Tactics – How to influence by Social proof