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DNA

What are the underlying organizational and cultural design factors that define an organization's personality and determine whether it is strong or weak in executing strategy?

People moving cogs

Constant firefighting results in stressed employees, unhappy customers, and other catastrophes. How can you prevent these fires?

How do you break down the barriers between your "good people?" Read how to replace silo-thinking with systems thinking.

 

Roller Coaster Track

Many companies have been blowing up their annual systems for rating and evaluating employees and are instead testing new ideas that give them continual feedback and coaching.

How to lead change management

What are the hurdles to organizational change management, and how do you overcome them? 

People walking

A new survey suggests that for their transformations to succeed, organizations need employee buy-in at all levels, consistent communication, and better people strategies.

Analysis of high-stakes transformations reveals a few pragmatic lessons that increase the odds of meeting the organization’s objectives.

Stepping stones

How does a leader mitigate risks and adeptly steer their team through change? The answer lies in focusing on people.

hands connecting a puzzle

There is no process improvement unless people change their behavior.

People Hate Change

How do you deal with change? Listen to this TedX Talk by Jason Clarke for some practical tips on how to embrace change in the workplace.

froglet climbing out of the water

Change in the natural world occurs similarly to the way change occurs within our organizations. The problem is we don’t always recognize the similarities. In the natural world, change is a constant process of evolutionary and revolutionary shifts.

The only thing you can count on is change. So why not get better at it?

Change management is the discipline that guides how we prepare, equip, and support individuals to successfully adopt change to drive organizational results and outcomes. But what happens when numerous projects or initiatives introduce multiple, often simultaneous changes?  

Football Pracitice

Culture is the net effect of shared behaviors, and therefore adopting innovative behaviors must come first. Focusing on a few critical behaviors can help an organization become more innovative. 

Man walking into explosions

How to shift from a "best practices" mentality to a dynamic, "laboratory" mentality and make each team member, not the manager, responsible for the results.

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