Ethical decision-making and leadership are the basis of ethical organisations, corporate social responsibility, ‘Fairtrade’, sustainability, the ‘triple bottom line’, and other similar concepts This article introduces the concept and reasoning behind ethical leadership and ethical organisations. Ethical principles provide the foundations for various modern concepts for work, business and organisations, which broaden individual and corporate […]
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Company websites serve businesses in a variety of ways. To some, it’s the mecca that showcases all of your best work. To others, it’s a way to capture leads. However you categorize your company website, the fact is it projects your brand’s digital presence. It can also be a helpful tool in serving customer needs […]
Since Monday, 9th January 2015, my free Flevy download Practical Framework Approach to Change has been downloaded over 500 times. The document contains just a “snapshot” of my approach, rather than going into any explicit details about the tools and techniques related to each of the framework components. The level of interest shown has spurred me into writing […]
When you enable employees to collaborate freely, you set the stage for business growth. Many people don’t feel like their employer facilitates collaboration, however—in a worldwide survey on workplace communication conducted by Queen’s University, 39 percent of respondents felt their organization didn’t collaborate enough. These findings indicate a desire to work together and communicate effectively, […]
Balanced Scorecards tell you the knowledge, skills and systems that your employees will need (learning and growth) to innovate and build the right strategic capabilities and efficiencies (internal processes) that deliver specific value to the market (customer) which will eventually lead to higher shareholder value (financial). — Robert Kaplan & David Norton In 1990, Art […]
So now to tackle another much debated change subject–that so-called 70% failure rate. How many times have we seen LinkedIn posts and discussions talking about this subject? As many as Change Management Methodologies, Project Management vs Change Management, and Change Management Certification!!! Before we start in earnest on the subject, let just have a look at some of the […]
Just as a “starter for 10,” when you type in “Change Management” as a search string into Google, you get in excess of 2 million hits. I have published many of my previous articles, because the issues I have tackled all seem to be the subject of continuing debates on LinkedIn and this one is […]
Change is the only constant. – Heraclictus, Greek Philosopher Change is the only constant in the work environment Whether you are shifting office to another location, adopting a new practice or process, implementing an IT system, or re-engineering the business processes for an organization, change happens to everyone all the time. However, many change initiatives have been short-lived as […]
Another much written about and discussed subject is change resistance, so here is my take on the subject. Let me start by saying that life is all about change. From a personal perspective, we change continuously from the day we are born to the day we die. While some of these changes happen as a […]
First of all, let’s start with the word “professional.” Well, I tried searching Google and found this one in Business Dictionary: Person formally certified by a professional body of belonging to a specific profession by virtue of having completed a required course of studies and/or practice. And whose competence can usually be measured against an established […]
As a “seasoned” Change Manager, I have been involved in many diverse projects focusing on managing the business aspect of technology implementations; e.g. ERP (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics), Core Banking Systems, Business Intelligence, Case Working and Knowledge Management solutions, and the like. To this day, I continue to be asked why is there a need […]
What is Business Readiness and Adoption? Would you talk to someone who isn’t paying attention? Would you make a movie if you didn’t know who would watch it? So why do projects often deliver to a Business that isn’t ready to receive or adopt! Business Readiness and Adoption is a measure of preparation. A business that is […]
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