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Why adopt an agile mindset?
A lot of our clients appreciate the benefits of adopting an agile mindset, as well as agile working practices. And this makes a great deal of sense, after all, we’re living in an age of major business disruption and innovation. Modern business must deal with a plethora of challenges, from regulation, compliance and new technologies, to the economy and exploitation of big data. Most of these challenges can also represent opportunities, if you’re in the right shape to take advantage of them. Read more
Come on, be honest, how many times have you googled ‘How to write a communications strategy’? I admit I have done so in the past, more than once.
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
“People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!” – Peter Senge.
No matter how capable a new piece of technology, or how necessary an updated process, if you don’t get the people who are to use the system on board, your change won’t stick. Read more
Storytelling is one internal communication trend that keeps on gathering pace.
Everyone likes a good story, and stories can be useful when explaining basic truths, whether it’s one of Aesop’s fables or as a tool to help support a change programme. This article looks at some examples. Read more
When undertaking a change project, whether it be technological or process based, we always look to build a change network to act as champions for the cause throughout the organisation.
The obvious choices for these roles are usually senior leaders, line managers or team leaders, however there is an untapped resource hidden in the formal organisational structure.
Formal business leaders are the natural choice to be change champions but what about the influencers within teams, departments or business units? These types of people tend to be (but not always) the more experienced in the company, typically social within groups and well respected and trusted amongst their peers. Read more
Effective employee engagement within a project or programme of change is vital in making business change stick.
When developing an employee engagement strategy for a programme you could consider the following: Read more
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