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 […]
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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 […]
There are currently many debates on Social Networking sites (specifically on LinkedIn) about the integration of Project Management (PM) and Change Management (CM) and whether the two can actually be successfully carried out by one person. I have a personal view about the integration of PM and CM, which was the subject of a previous […]
I suppose it depends on which definition you want to use … to be certified as “insane” or “endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements?” If it is the former, having been a Change Manager for many years, I sometimes think you have to be certified as “insane” given everything thing you have to deal […]
Hot on the heels of my previous posts Change Management vs. Project Management and Change Management – Do You Need to be Certified? which have attracted many views, likes, comments and shares (thanks for all of these), the other raging and ongoing debate here on LinkedIn is about Change Management Methodologies. One such debate called Change Methodology has been ongoing since […]
I will probably incur the wrath of many a Project Manager with this post, but, hey, I have had that happen to me many times when working with them on various change initiatives. Anyway here we go … It never ceases to amaze me how the words Project Management and Change Management can be used in the […]
Note from the Editor: This is the final piece in a series of 6 articles written by the author, Vardar Çobanoğlu. The full series is a compelling piece on Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Corporate Management. You can read the other parts and find the author’s other articles here. * * * * A New Model for Achieving the Overall Performance and Labor […]
Note from the Editor: This is the fifth of series of 6 articles written by the author, Vardar Çobanoğlu. The full series is a compelling piece on Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Corporate Management. You can read the other parts and find the author’s other articles here. * * * * Psychological and Organizational Problems… Forever? The famous Greek sophist Protagoras (485-410 BC) […]
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