BLOGS

Why HR is the Best Change Management Partner

Human resource (HR) leaders are uniquely positioned within their organizations to play a significant role in change management. Traditionally, they have been workplace policy enforcers, employee liaisons, and corporate communicators. However, the evolving corporate climate–and the influence of technology and workplace analytics–have reshaped the HR function. It warrants a different kind of HR leader–the change management partner. The change management

Innovation Strategy

Strategic Business Planning: Is Your Innovation Strategy Adequate?

A recent survey of 246 CEOs worldwide found that 64% believe innovation and operational effectiveness carry equal importance for their companies’ success. More than half stated that innovation was a priority and they were adept at generating new ideas and approaches. We recently worked with a large company’s research and development (R&D) group. Their mission was to bring innovative products

Organization Strategy

Executing a Winning Organization Strategy

Companies seeking to gain market share have to execute an organization strategy that allows them to differentiate and win in the marketplace. There are many ways for organizations to differentiate. These may include, but are not limited to: Great customer service Most innovate product offerings Most convenient delivery method Best or most convenient location Best value Lowest price Most elaborate

Complexities

Using Organizational Alignment to Absorb Complexities

Competition has changed the corporate landscape and the way we must do business. Differentiation in the marketplace used to be much simpler: focus on making a great product or providing an improved or much-needed service. Those days are gone. Today, products themselves have become undeniably similar and struggle to deliver differentiation on their merits alone. The result is a shift

Organization Change

How to Effectively Implement Organization Change

I am often asked how to implement organization change. Effective implementation starts with the leadership team. The role of leadership in change management is to: Facilitate Change: Bringing the right people together, understanding the parts of the organization that will be affected, and knowing how to orchestrate the complexity of all of the moving parts. Architect Change: Establishing the processes,

Organization Design

Three Signs That You Need a New Organization Design

In today’s highly competitive global market, companies rise and fall faster than ever before. Motorola, Eastman Kodak, and Blockbuster are examples of well-recognized brands that were once market leaders in their respective industries. These companies were known for being innovative and capitalizing on market opportunities. All of that changed when they lost sight of emerging trends and failed to make the

Organizational Change Requires Transparency

Read the latest article, Organizational Change Requires Transparency, from Reed Deshler and Max Hobbs featured on TheConference Board Website: Unless it’s your birthday, secrets have a tendency to erode trust. Leaders of organizations carry the burden of insight and the power to make decisions that affect a lot of people. It can be difficult to determine what information should be shared,