Trust is one very key enabler to success

Executing Organizational Change is neither simplistic nor easy. It requires we, as practitioners, not assume success. Whether the change is at the individual, group, department or enterprise level, no matter what the change is, there is always an underpinning of empathy and observation we must maintain as we address the health of the organization. One… Continue reading Trust is one very key enabler to success

Start planning OCM early!

Start OCM Planning early, or else! I am a fan of two curves: The Project management pear curve ( or whale or elephant) and the FRAM filter “curve”The pear curve reflects an understanding that the intention, scope and objectives of any project need to be understood early to minimize cost, effort and frustration over the… Continue reading Start planning OCM early!

Do populists fit in an organization?

Populism may be defined as the identification and vocalization of popular needs. Do populists fit in organizations? Yes. Of course. Be clear that populism is not a bad thing, if you “pay attention” to the voices. As a leader, before you can create any plan of action, paying attention requires listening and listening requires using… Continue reading Do populists fit in an organization?

Listen to your people – One thing we can learn from the US election

Through this election what can we learn, from an organizational perspective? One clear point is to know your employees. Trump appears to have taken advantage of a simmering thread sewn throughout the fabric that is the United States. Few identified that thread or its need to be addressed. Organizationally it begs the question: How well… Continue reading Listen to your people – One thing we can learn from the US election

Before you start, stop! – change readiness

Before you start, stop! Those first few steps of change If culture eats strategy then speed and hubris in organizational change, kills culture. Ignoring culture, its characteristics and responses, will doom the project to repeat past transgressions. This is a fundamental history lesson. But this is only the first lesson of readiness. The term organizational… Continue reading Before you start, stop! – change readiness

Inequality – A Broad Global Step Blog Action Day October 16, 2014

Inequality is a bully. It is a yoke on the shoulders of humanity, that is 20,000 years old and a milli-second young. It hurts. It is a conflict that kills the young, and decimates cities. It enables global rifts and skewed self-perceptions manipulating benefits of “the one” over “the other”. Inequality, through a minority of… Continue reading Inequality – A Broad Global Step Blog Action Day October 16, 2014

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SocialHRCamp Toronto Sessions (August 23, 2012)- looks great!

get involved in this exciting session! SocialHRCamp Toronto Sessions (August 23, 2012) #camp #SocialHRCamp #unconference #SocialHR #social hr #human resources #Toronto #HR #Social Media #social Curated by SocialHRCamp via: http://www.socialhrcamp.com/locations/camps/toronto.html If I get votes I will talk about: Organizational Competitiveness and Change - 0.1 or 4.0 ? A dynamic dialogue about creating , executing and… Continue reading SocialHRCamp Toronto Sessions (August 23, 2012)- looks great!

Don’t forget to change your underwear

Some people in organizations feel forgotten, taken for granted, sat upon, kept in the dark. overworked , overused, not refreshed! Well the metaphor can work! and now that I have your attention! Note to Project & Program Managers and their Sponsors: When Starting a project - Include Organizational Change Management (OCM) strategies, methods, processes, techniques.… Continue reading Don’t forget to change your underwear