Tag Archives: change management

Keys to Success (in Citizen Involvement)

A new article by our founder on his application of OD to citizen involvement in government! https://www.spokesman.com/…/2021/aug/03/keys-to-success/

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Work culture as a restraining or a driving force in change management

A colleague posted about the importance of effective change management in concert with project management. He lives and works in an country with an authoritarian government. According to Kurt Lewin (1890 – 1947), broadly acknowledged as the founder of organization … Continue reading

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How Not to Implement Change

Take a hands off approach. Keep your distance. Don’t explain the “why” of the change. Handle “resistance,” by putting people through training so they will “embrace change” (“Who Moved My Cheese” being a prime example). “Hold people accountable to embrace … Continue reading

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Leadership Can Be Learned, Gilmore Crosby’s new book, is out!

The following is excerpted with permission: Introduction Despite all that has been written on the subject, the premise of this book is that leadership is poorly understood because human systems are poorly under- stood. Like the paradigms of old, which … Continue reading

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Addy Clip Three – Goal Alignment

High performance is possible in any organization. In this brief video (1 minute and 41 seconds), the third in a series, our founder describes a process that quickly aligned and engaged an industrial plant that went on to meet and … Continue reading

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Authority & Performance: Addy Clip #1

High performance is possible in any system with the right blend of clear authority and engagement. In this brief video (9 minutes and 15 seconds), the first in a series, our founder explores the steps taken that have led to … Continue reading

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Organization Alignment

Your business success depends on how well you and your employees interact to ensure that everyone in all departments get what they need, when they need it. This fact is not a problem to solve, rather it is an honor … Continue reading

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The Cost of Doing Nothing versus OD Results

Effective Organization Development (OD) is not a needless expense, nor is it a luxury. It is part of a sound strategy to meet or exceed business performance expectations. The cost of staying stuck at or near your current performance is … Continue reading

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IT Implementation Success – Engagement and Decision-Making

For decades research has shown that a consistently high percentage of IT implementations are train wrecks. Besides the real problem of budget over-runs and long delays, recent data (see http://calleam.com/WTPF/?page_id=1445) includes an alarming number of implementations going “so badly that … Continue reading

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Leadership, Authority, and Emotional Intelligence – A Case Study from the PECO Nuclear Turnaround

Abstract: The following is written from a practitioner’s point of view. The hypothesis is that organizations that respect the role of emotion in human systems, in concert with other variables such as role, goal, and decision clarity, will meet or … Continue reading

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