Tag Archive for: change management

Loose Change

11 Dec
December 11, 2014 It’s time for loose change – not the type you keep in your pocket or purse but the way we approach change.  Traditionally, change programmes are planned, controlled and tight – but now, in today’s fast-paced world, we need to have loose change. In earlier posts I’ve written about the need to change transformational change.  In this post, I want to focus on loose change – that is, the change that can and should occur all the time within organisations, not as a formally planned activity Read more [...]

Transforming Transformational Change

28 Nov
November 28, 2014 Transformational change has a poor track record of success and perhaps now more than ever we need to revisit our approach to some of the underlying models that we’ve relied upon for so long. I’ve written before about the various studies showing that almost 70 percent of large-scale change programmes fail to meet their goals.  That’s right – study after study reveals roughly the same facts: that only three out of ten transformational change programmes will meet their stated goals. It’s Read more [...]

Failing to change

21 Nov
November 21, 2013 In a recent post I wrote about how - despite all our efforts - almost 70% of all change initiatives fail.  In this post I want to look at why so many change initiatives fail. Let’s recap According to HBR almost 70% of all change initiatives fail.  That’s right – 70%! In addition to HBR, change guru John Kotter also found that about 70% of change initiatives fail.  Ken Blanchard joined the gang and also found the same shameful 70% failure rate. As I said previously whichever way you Read more [...]

Why big change fails

03 Oct
October 3, 2013 Despite all our efforts almost 70% of all change initiatives fail.  In a previous post I wrote about change and the speed of change that’s all around us.  In this post I want to look at why so many change initiatives fail. According to Harvard Business Review almost 70% of all change initiatives fail.  That’s right – 70%! If you don’t believe HBR then perhaps thirty years of research by change guru Dr. John Kotter may help.  In addition to HBR, Kotter also found that about 70% of Read more [...]

The proverbs of learning and development (10-12)

12 Sep
September 12, 2013 In previous posts I’ve taken you to a slightly lighter but equally stimulating place and explored the application of proverbs for today’s Learning and Development professionals.  I’ve already covered six examples and here are another three for you to enjoy. In this post I’ll explore the following proverbs (starting at number ten, because you’ve already had numbers one through nine): 10. One man’s meat is another man’s poison 11. He who pays the piper calls the tune 12. Actions Read more [...]

Why we must learn to love change

05 Sep
September 5, 2013 Do we really love change or do we treat it – as Kipling would say – as an impostor? Learning to love and manage change effectively is critical for success but it’s not something we necessarily do that well.  According to data from the Learning and Performance Capability Map only 37% of respondents felt able to measure their change management capability, resulting in just 8% of all respondents feeling they were at the highest level of competence – level 4 - and 18% of all respondents Read more [...]

What we can learn from Facebook’s innovative arctic data centre

29 Aug
August 29, 2013 Data centres are getting more innovative.  These massive buildings which hold thousands of servers handling more and more of our everyday internet life.  As social networking and cloud computing increases, so does the size, power consumption and carbon footprint of these centres. According to a study by Greenpeace conducted several years ago, data centres already account for 2% of global power demand and this figure is probably underestimated by a major factor today.  This percentage is expected Read more [...]

The proverbs of learning and development (7-9)

27 Jun
June 27, 2013 In previous posts I’ve taken you to a slightly lighter but equally stimulating place and explored the application of proverbs for today’s Learning and Development professionals.  I’ve already covered six examples and here are another three for you to enjoy. In this post I’ll explore the following proverbs (starting at number seven, because you’ve already had numbers one through six): 7. A bad workman blames his tools 8. No pain, no gain 9. Rome wasn’t built in a day 7. A bad Read more [...]