Effective change networks

During business change initiatives, Change Champions and / or change networks are well established, not controversial, and often of huge value.

Certainly, we’re rarely involved in an initiative without there being Change Champions or equivalent.  Despite that we still observe behaviours that can trip Champions up, rendering them ineffective.  And it’s not all about recruiting the right people. Read more

How change management reduces resistance to change

Resistance to change must always be anticipated. Happily, change management ensures you are prepared when it happens.

Change management is all about securing people’s adoption of change. Following its structured approach will help to anticipate and mitigate resistance. Read more

Business Change Newsletter July

In this month’s issue: Winning over unique audiences

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How to get the best out of Internal Communications during business change

During a major business change and transformation there is often a need to bring in expertise and resource capacity from external consultancies to help successfully deliver, manage and embed change.  As an external team, our aim is to quickly form strong alliances with the internal teams, including sponsors, the project and the business.  However, we find over and over again, an untapped team in larger organisations is Internal Communications who can play a critical role in employee engagement activities. Although often involved at some stage of the change lifecycle it’s normally later when their lack of early involvement will prevent the project from getting the true value from this internal resource.  A team who have deep knowledge and insights into the stakeholders, effective channels, the brand and other communications activity taking place.  It seems obvious to get this team involved, the trick is to do this early. Read more

Communications Consultant job vacancy

Afiniti is an award-winning business change consultancy with an exciting opportunity for a communications specialist, experienced in supporting technology-driven change and digital communications, to join our consultancy team Read more

A communications strategy to get your project heard

Three effective ideas that will help your communications strategy get your project heard across a busy change environment.

When we help clients with Communication challenges, it’s often against the backdrop of an already-hectic change environment. In these situations, many projects are competing for attention, and it frequently falls to the project managers to run their own communications strategy – formulating their project messages and getting them out there.

So how can managers make it easy for themselves? We’ve identified three essential steps to develop a comms approach that gets in front of people. Read more