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The complex and ever-changing VUCA world is the biggest problem for many leaders today. Business leaders need to balance the Yin-Yang of being resilient and agile.
Both eggs and rabbits symbolise new life. This symbol holds a more significant meaning for us business improvement professionals. We know that for a new life, we must change first.
We can change our habits or mindset. Or, we can change how we react to our environment. To some extent, we can also change our situation.
“Don’t forget that people have to change how they work for you to reap the transformation’s benefits. Change Management and Change Leadership is here to remind you.
Karen Dennet, author and founder of Industry Engaged, interviewed Approach Services’ Chief Innovation Officer (CINO).
It often feels like the communication strategy is the hottest thing for transformational projects. We all know that change management is so much more than communications. Yet, we all know how crucial communication is in change awareness and acceptance.
Whilst agility is your ability to move quickly and decisively and to do so with ease and comfort, resilience is your ability to quickly and effectively recover from challenging situations.
Cultural change has never been easy for organisations and it breaks our heart hearing stories of change failure.
Our recently published eBook titled How To Avoid Cultural Change Failure is jam-packed with actionable insights and practical tips.
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It is our latest tool from the EXCELerate lab: The Business Change Checklist
When a business transitions, the impacted stakeholder groups need to be prepared and ready for the change.
Resilience is about coming back stronger and more capable from adversity. Those who have developed true resilience welcome change as an opportunity for learning and growth. Resilient people are not immune to the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world, yet they get less disrupted. They move through change swiftly and tend to be more productive and positive during times of uncertainty.
Change is associated with innovation, opportunity, evolution, future, growth, and progress. Yet, we know that change has a different flavour for everyone.
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In recent years, we have seen that traditional approaches to leadership have become ineffective. Change leadership is a new approach that empowers leaders with highly transferable and future-ready skills. Combined with other emerging trends such as continuous improvement, customer-centred design, digitalisation, and the lean management style, change leadership can help leaders create an ideal environment for their businesses and teams to innovate and grow.
If no one is using the new process, system or if people don’t want to be part of the (de-)merger, then you have achieved the project goal without realising its ROI. Excellent change management ensures that the solution that your project is implementing is adapted and used.
Leaders must acknowledge the challenges that organisational change brings. According to Gartner, over 80% of employees experience cultural tensions or competing priorities during transformations. Both create stress and worsen performance.