Business Change Newsletter December

Welcome to the December edition of Afiniti’s Business Change newsletter. We discuss how to Make Change Stick through taking people on a change journey throughout a programme.

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Five ideas for increased wellbeing at work

What links Christmas, penguins and wellbeing?

According to HR Grapevine, John Lewis’s Monty the Penguin advert is a good example of the benefits of considering another’s wellbeing. Read more

Afiniti client TAQA is highly commended for employee engagement

We are delighted that our client TAQA has been highly commended for employee engagement at the CorpComms Awards 2014.

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How to inspire people with business change

We all know that a business’s long-term success often comes down to its people.

It’s the employee’s belief in a cause, their dedication and their passion to carry forward a vision, that takes a business into the future. How do you keep them excited? You inspire them. Read more

Measuring the right thing in performance management

Ever feel like your performance management is a bit of a box ticking exercise?

You’re not on your own. A Towers Watson survey of 100 UK businesses in December 2013, revealed that 96% believed that Performance Management is important for their organisation, yet only 64% reported having either an effective or very effective approach. Read more

Social Learning: ‘A Course without an End’

In my previous blog I talked about Social Learning and knowledge-sharing as a facet of an organisations culture and identity; something that needs to be promoted and encouraged throughout the organisational hierarchy. Read more

Social World but Unsocial Workplace? Trust in Collective Wisdom

Social Learning has very often been a ‘bolt-on’ to learning. So what’s needed to successfully implement Social Learning?

Forums or chatrooms have commonly created to encourage learner-led discussion post-learning. These have often fallen down through a lack of participation and absence of learner alignment. Read more

Dealing with resistance to change – 5 things that work

Why do we so often resist change, even when, deep down, we know it’s for the best?

Changing a long-held belief or conviction requires us to undo existing neural pathways, essentially rewiring or retraining our brains to make new connections.  This requires substantial effort, and comes with the risk that it will change other associated beliefs which are important to us.  So, deep down, all this effort had better be worth it. Read more

You can’t make me change

In my last blog, I wrote about London buses going cashless, and how that change was pushed through, even though 67% of people who responded to a consultation were against it.

This made me think, how do I, myself, react to change?  I’m a Change Practitioner!  Am I more open to change than most?  Would I be in the 33% that were for cashless buses?  Do I embrace change?

Do I heck!  I have come to the conclusion that when it comes to change, I can be really stubborn.  Worse, when I think that a change has been done badly, I can actively fight against that change.  I do this to punish those who have implemented it.  I’m starting to think that I may have a problem. Read more

Business Change Newsletter October

Welcome to the October edition of Afiniti’s Business Change newsletter. We discuss how to Make Change Stick: how to communicate change and how to increase change management capability within a business.

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