Creating a great change communications strategy

Research and statistics show that communications strategy and planning is still an area that many organisations can make big improvements in. In fact, a 2018 research study and report by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co states that 60% of companies don’t have a long-term communication strategy!

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Decoding Agile terminology

We’ve had a lot of positive interest in our recent blogs focusing on the hot topics of Agile and agile. But we’ve also heard from a number of clients and readers that there’d be real value in demystifying and decoding Agile terminology or jargon. So, here goes!

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The importance of integrated project planning

Originally posted in 2015 and a firm favourite amongst our readers, this article has recently been updated.

 

There are many contributing factors which determine project success, but in large programmes an easily-followed, robustly-integrated planning process is a must.

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Afiniti gain LPI Gold for 15th year

Afiniti have been accredited as a Gold Standard learning provider for the 15th consecutive year by the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI).

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Afiniti ranked amongst leading management consultants in the UK for second year

For the second year in a row, Afiniti has been ranked among the very best, in the FT’s annual report which focusses on the UK’s top Management Consultants.
Published by the Financial Times, in partnership with Statista, the report is the result of painstaking analysis of nearly 5000 management consultancies across the UK.

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Change leadership series #2: Showing up as a change leader

In the first blog in this series, fellow Afiniti partner, Lynn White, talked about the challenges of being a change leader and how to prepare for those challenges before being able to help others.  In working with leaders of change in a range of sectors and change contexts, I have seen all manner of styles in action. Here I reflect on what I think makes an effective change leader and the difference that effective change leadership can make to business.

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Change Leadership Series #1: Preparing yourself as a change leader

In this series we’ll be exploring what it takes to be a leader of change: the skills and competencies that you need in your toolbox; the big, and little, things you can do as a leader to drive, implement and deliver change. And starting here, I’ll be sharing my top tips on preparing yourself as a change leader.

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Merging cultures – what do we do when organisations come together?

Organisations come together for a variety of reasons including, joint venture, merger, takeover, or a project with different stakeholder groups. In all of these scenarios we have people joining forces from different starting points, methods and expectations, to work towards an aligned outcome.

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Afiniti win an IoIC Award of Excellence

Afiniti is pleased to announce that we’ve received an Award of Excellence at the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) Awards 2018, for the category of Best Change Communication.

 

The award is in recognition of the outstanding change communications work which we completed for client, Roche. Read more

Change Management within an Agile Project Environment

In a previous blog we explored what it means to work with an agile mindset– to be nimble and flexible – ready to pounce on opportunities, or to change course to avoid inevitable problems and unnecessary cost.  Now we’re thinking specifically about Agile Methodology and what that means for the end user of new systems and business processes.

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