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Leading Change: The Change Management Superpower
Last year, Afiniti was invited to speak at the privileged event Oil and Gas Digital Transformation Conference. Partner Gill Hughes…
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How to Embed Change and Finally Realise the Benefits
You’ve almost done it! After all the hard work, you’ve executed your change plan,  colleagues know what to do and…
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Make Change Stick for the Long-Haul
One of the hardest parts of successful transformation is how to make change stick beyond delivery. Investing in change should…
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4 Ways to Create Change Communication That Lasts
Those of us who work in communications frequently support our organisation through major change. And for change managers, often the…
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Implementing Change: How to Set Yourself Up for Success on the Countdown to Go-Live
Finally, after months of rigorous planning and countless programme meetings, you think you’re ready to go live and begin implementing…
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Afiniti Listed in FT’s UK Leading Management Consultants 2024 Report
For the seventh year running, Afiniti has been named in the Financial Times special report ‘UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2024’…
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Showing Up as an Active and Visible Change Leader
At Afiniti, we are regularly asked by our clients about being active and visible as Change Leaders. Many recognise that the…
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The Importance of Change Impact Assessments
Regardless of the type of change being deployed in an organisation, the change impact assessment (CIA) is a critical activity…
Change 101
What is a Strategic Roadmap? A Path to Make Your Change Vision a Reality
Creating the strategy to guide your business or change is as important as it is complex, but building your strategic…
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How can Companies Prepare for Change? An Expert’s Insight
In this talent insight, Afiniti partner Sarah Matthews provides practical and actionable advice on how organisations can prepare for change…
Change 101
What is Leadership Team Development? The Secret to Sustaining Change
Leadership team development should be a feature of all mature organisations, especially those undergoing change. Often, the focus of development…
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Change Management Tips for 2024 from the Afiniti Partners
As another busy year of change engagements ends, and next year's projects are planned and kicked off, we asked Afiniti…
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Artificial Intelligence in Business: 5 Tips for Successful Adoption
Artificial intelligence in business has to be one of the biggest topics this year, and for good reason. By January…
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The Business Change Trends You Need to Consider in 2024
We’ve all heard the old cliché: change is the only constant. True as it is, we don’t tend to think…
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Benefits of Stakeholder Engagement and Strong Culture: 6Lever™ Change Readiness Assessment Insights
In the final entry of our 6Lever™ Change Readiness Assessment Insights, partner and managing consultant Dee Patel explores the benefits…
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PSTN Switch Off 2025: It’s Not Just a Technology Change!  
With any highly technical asset migration, it is vital to commit effort to focus on people, and this is even…
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Employee Engagement Technology to Empower People and Accelerate Change
Employee engagement technology has become increasingly important in the workplace. With organisations across industries looking to harness the power of…
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Engaging your People with ESG Goals: The Vital Role of Change Management
Whether they realise it or not, all large organisations are confronted with a pressing need and societal pressure to align…
Team Insight
The Value of Creative Communications for Change Projects
Mandy Dohren has always known she wanted to be a creative designer, and at Afiniti she helps build, develop and…
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Afiniti Celebrates Newly Certified Change Management Practitioners
Afiniti are delighted to share the recent achievements of Amy Mallen, Brionni Simmons, Lauren Thomas and Eleanor Payne, who are…
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How to Improve Employee Engagement through Communication
In this insight, change consultant Amy Mallen provides 5 practical tips on how to improve employee engagement through communication. Employee…
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Are Learning Preferences a Part of Your Change Strategy?
Change and learning are very closely linked; personal change involves unlearning old ways of behaving and learning new ones. Despite…
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The Benefits of a Learning Culture and How to Build One
Change consultant Yamini Patel shares her unexpected journey into consulting, how she’s developed since joining Afiniti and her insights on…
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Change Methodology and Capability: 6Lever™ Change Readiness Assessment Insights
The next piece of Afiniti’s 6LeverTM change readiness assessment series explores the critical role capability and change methodology should play…
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Analysis vs. Synthesis: Leveraging Local Ingenuity to Drive Global Transformation
It’s no secret that organisational change is difficult, costly and complex. However, what’s less known is that one major reason…
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Partner Insights on Internal & External Employee Engagement Strategies
Tom Dennehy provides insight into what life is like as an Afiniti partner, working to the shared values of the…
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The Importance of Values: Why is Integrity a Value Needed for Successful Change?
The last entries in our Importance of Values series explored keeping people at the heart and putting the client first.…
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Afiniti Welcomes Caroline Morley to the Partner Team
Afiniti is thrilled to announce the appointment of a new Partner, Caroline Morley. A Principal Consultant with Afiniti for the…
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Creative Collaboration for Change Communications at Afiniti
In this Talent Insight, creative team lead Michael Charles explains the importance of creativity in delivering successful change communications and…
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Change Leadership and Drivers: 6Lever™ Change Readiness Assessment Insights
Nobody said change is easy. But if twenty-plus years of deploying our change readiness assessment has taught us anything, it’s…
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Living Our Values Every Day as Principal Consultant
For Principal Consultant Caroline, her move to consulting felt like a natural progression, having spent many years in-house in change…
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The Importance of Values: Put the Client First
Putting the client first. As with many core values, it sounds like the right thing to say, but it’s one…
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Change Consulting: A Natural Next Step
For change consultant Eleanor, a fantastic experience in learning and development led to a new and exciting career at Afiniti.…
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The Importance of Values: People at the Heart
“Organisations don’t change, people do, one at a time.” Prosci To bring about effective and lasting change over the long…
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The Importance of Values
Once upon a time profit was the main, if not only, driver toward a company’s success. Today there are so…
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Working Life at Afiniti
What did you do before working in the consulting industry and what drew you into it? I think I have…
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Afiniti Listed in FT’s UK Leading Management Consultancies 2023 Report
For a sixth year running, Afiniti has been named in the Financial Times special report ‘UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2023’…
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Heard of ADKAR?
Having an affinity with someone or something can mean you like and understand it, however in biochemistry a high affinity…
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Happy Holidays From Afiniti
As we edge closer towards 2023, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on 2022 and say thank you…
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Don’t Just Change Your Mind
One of the first words most children learn is ‘no’. And, as humans, we crave independence despite being very social…
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Communicating in an Ever-Changing Landscape
Much continues to be written about working patterns following the pandemic, whether that’s remote, on site, hybrid, or fully flexible;…
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Afiniti Appoints Four New Partners
Afiniti is delighted to announce the appointment of four new partners, including Gill Hughes, Monica Keith, Dee Patel and Mandy…
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Why Choose a Business Change Partner for Your SAP S/4HANA Project?
SAP ECC is often the foundation of an IT ecosystem. With SAP withdrawing mainstream maintenance for SAP ECC and other…
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SAP S/4HANA – What’s the Big Deal?
Setting the Scene…a whistle-stop tour! SAP was founded in 1972, a time where many companies had in-house developers building bespoke…
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Afiniti Listed in FT’s UK Leading Management Consultancies 2022 Report
For a fifth year running, Afiniti has been named in the Financial Times special report ‘UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2022’…
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A Thank You from Us
At Afiniti, one of our core values is ‘People at the Heart’, applicable to both our client work, but also…
Team Insight
New industry, new opportunities.
For Joseph Boyd, Communications Consultant, "embarking on a new career during a global pandemic was always going to be a…
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Afiniti Accredited as Gold Standard Learning Provider by LPI for the 18th Consecutive Year
Afiniti has been awarded the status of ‘Gold Accredited Learning Provider’ for the 18th consecutive year, for its commitment to…
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Making an Elephant Out of a Mosquito
The world of change, no matter what industry or what type of change it is, is often exciting and fast-paced.…
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Afiniti Win Four 2021 IoIC Awards of Excellence
Afiniti is pleased to announce that we’ve won four ‘Awards of Excellence’ at the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) Awards…
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Afiniti Proud to Sponsor The Honeypot Children’s Charity’s 25th Year Anniversary Event
Afiniti is proud to be announced as a headline sponsor of The Honeypot Children's Charity's 25th year anniversary event! The…
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Afiniti Shortlisted for Four 2021 IoIC National Awards
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in four categories for the IoIC National Awards 2021. The…
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Why the License to Be Yourself at Work Cultivates Wellbeing and Business Results
In aid of Mental Health Awareness week, I turned my mind to how in the last year our work and…
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Afiniti Welcomes Sarah Matthews to the Partner Team
We are delighted to announce that Sarah Matthews recently became an Afiniti Partner; having been working with us since January…
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Afiniti Accredited as Gold Standard Learning Provider by LPI
Afiniti has been awarded the status of ‘Gold Accredited Learning Provider’ for the 17th consecutive year, for its commitment to…
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Afiniti Listed in FT’s UK Leading Management Consultancies 2021 Report
For a fourth year running, Afiniti has been named in the Financial Times special report ‘UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2021’…
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Virtual Onboarding at Afiniti
What's it like to be virtually onboarded at Afiniti? Hear from Rachel Shaw, Change and Communications Consultant, who has written…
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Day in the Life – Lorna Tarrant, Partner & Creative Director
Tell us about a recent day as Creative Director of Afiniti? “There is no real routine to my role which…
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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.…
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Changing Ways of Working
Many of us are wrestling with the extraordinary shift in our ways of working. After making big changes as COVID-19…
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AfinitiFEST 2020
Afiniti is delighted to announce that we have raised another £5,000 for charity From Coachella, to Glastonbury, to T in…
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Afiniti Recognised as Top Learning Provider 2020 by LPI
Afiniti is delighted to announce that it has been recognised as one of the top 30 highest-performing learning providers 2020…
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Keeping People at the Heart
As we continue down this unfamiliar path, where the long-established ways of working have rapidly changed, the need for openness,…
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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 –…
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What Is a Learning Culture and What’s It Got to Do With Business Change?
Change as the new norm requires organisational agility, an ability to capitalise on opportunities, deal with challenges, and disrupt rather…
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Supporting Our Clients. Supporting Each Other.
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has majorly impacted all our lives, and particularly the most vulnerable in our society.…
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Transformation – Where Do We Start?
So, you want to transform your business? Perhaps you have already decided that technology is the key. You have started…
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The Importance of Managing Resistance to Change
The tube strikes held by Transport for London (TfL) workers in early 2014 posed serious inconvenience and disruption bringing the…
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Afiniti in Financial Times Report on UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2020
For a third year running, Afiniti has been named in the Financial Times special report ‘UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2020’…
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Afiniti Accredited as Gold Standard Learning Provider by LPI
Afiniti has been awarded the status of ‘Gold Accredited Learning Provider’ for the 16th consecutive year, for its commitment to high…
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Digital Transformation – Adoption Pull Not Delivery Push?
In the first and second blogs of this series on how Business Change needs to adapt to be effective for digital transformation, we set…
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Sustainability and Business Change
Ah sustainability. The watchword of business across the globe, plastered across everything from boxes of tea and packets of salmon, to…
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Afiniti Triumphant Again at the IOIC Awards Event
Afiniti are delighted to once again receive an Award of Excellence from the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) at their…
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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…
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Digital Transformation – Focus on Culture, Not Using Technology?
Recently, we looked at how Business Change around digital transformation should be different, we highlighted some of the ways in…
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Digital Transformation – Transforming Everything but Business Change?
Oh the (virtual) ink that’s been expended on what we think of as Digital Transformation over the past 20 years! …
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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…
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Afiniti Top 20 Again for Learning and Performance Solutions
Afiniti is excited to feature, for the second year running, in the Learning and Performance Institute’s (LPI’s) eBook of the Top…
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There’s More to Business Change Than the Business
Afiniti’s Change Readiness Assessment tool is built around six ‘levers’ that we see well developed in organisations that are change ready.  One…
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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…
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The Importance of Integrated Project Planning
There are many contributing factors which determine project success, but in large programmes an easily-followed, robustly-integrated planning process is a…
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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 Raises £2,000 for Honeypot Children’s Charity
2018 certainly was a busy year for Afiniti’s fundraisers – seeing us smash last year’s grand total – raising £2,000…
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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,…
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Afiniti Ranked in the Top 20 Highest-Performing Learning Providers 2018 by the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI)
Afiniti is proud to feature in the LPI’s new eBook outlining the Top 20 highest-performing learning providers. Distilled from the thousands…
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How Do You Go About Changing Organisational Culture?
In previous blogs in our Culture Series we’ve looked at five reasons why organisations should pay more attention to culture during change…
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Culture Change Series #2: What Is Organisational Culture, and Why Does It Matter?
In the previous blog in this series we highlighted five reasons why organisations should pay more attention to culture in change initiatives.  But…
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The Importance of Storytelling for Business Change
With continual change becoming the new norm for modern business, the chances are, no matter what industry or sector you…
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Change Management Tips – Building the User Journey
You may have heard the term ‘change journey’ before.  This describes the phase that an organisation will go through in…
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Afiniti Raises £1,400 for the Honeypot Children’s Charity
2017 was Afiniti’s first year supporting The Honeypot Children’s Charity. From bake sales to sponsored runs, colleagues and friends of…
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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…
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Afiniti Ranked Among the UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2018
In the recent, inaugural, UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2018 report, published by Statista in partnership with the Financial Times, Afiniti…
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Change Management to Help You Win the Battle Against Shadow IT
Shadow IT has plagued IT teams for a while now and employees won’t stop using multiple apps any time soon.…
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Culture Change Series #1: Five Reasons Why Culture Is Integral to Business Change
How many change programmes integrate work on organisational culture?  We increasingly think ‘not enough’. There are some obvious reasons why…
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Compelling Communications – the Key to Successful Business Change
Compelling communications are vital if your change programme is to be a success. Even if your business change involves a…
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If You’re Thinking About Cyber Security, You Should Also Think About Behaviour Change
It’s no longer an option to view cyber attacks as something that happens to someone else, some other organisation, or…
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Vblog: Afiniti’s Top Tips for Creating User-Generated Content
Looking for a Way to Engage Your Internal Audience Groups? User-generated content offers a cheaper, smarter, more authentic alternative to…
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What Tools Do IT Managers Need to Successfully Manage Change?
As well as routine project management and IT programmes, IT managers are often tasked with the people elements of change…
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Agility – Moving Beyond the Buzzword
Why adopt an agile mindset? A lot of our clients appreciate the benefits of adopting an agile mindset, as well…
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How Does Change Management Fit With Project Management?
There is, understandably, some confusion about how change management activities sit alongside project management. After all, project management provides for…
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Good Practice Reminders for Writing Your Communications Strategy
Come on, be honest, how many times have you googled ‘How to write a communications strategy’?  I admit I have…
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Is Resistance to Change Really a Bad Thing?
Research states that the failure of many change programmes can be traced directly to employee resistance to change [1] It is…
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Effective Change Networks
During business change initiatives, Change Champions and / or change networks are well established, not controversial, and often of huge…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Making Change Stick
“People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!” – Peter Senge. No matter how capable a new piece of technology, or how…
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Afiniti Win the IOIC Award for Live Event: Internal
Afiniti is delighted to announce winning the Best in Class for Internal Live Event at the annual IoIC (Institute of Internal Communications)…
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Essential Elements of a Change Management Strategy
“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.” – Niccolo Machiavelli. The constant struggle to stay ahead of…
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The Impact of Storytelling on Your Change Programme
Storytelling is one internal communication trend that keeps on gathering pace. Everyone likes a good story, and stories can be…
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The Emergence of Immersive Learning
Upon hearing ‘immersive simulation’ you might think about unflattering virtual reality helmets, Sim City or any other gamer role play, but immersive learning…
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Five Principles of Good Project Governance
When running large change programmes, good governance is what will protect investment, provide assurance and give control to the organisation…
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The Social Network: Discovering Informal Change Leaders
When undertaking a change project, whether it be technological or process based, we always look to build a change network…
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Employee Engagement Tips for Business Change
Effective employee engagement within a project or programme of change is vital in making business change stick. When developing an employee…
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Common Presentation Mistakes
Giving a presentation to your client can be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences a consultant can go through. It’s pretty…
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Should I Be Using Agile Project Management for Change?
Everyone’s talking about Agile project management, and it’s reported to be 3 times more successful than other techniques. So, do…
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Can Mlearning Work for Business Change?
You have a smart-phone, right?  Maybe more than one.  A tablet?  iPad, Nexus, Galaxy Note, Surface? If so, you’re carrying a…
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Person-Centred Business Change
How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb?  Apparently just one, but the bulb must want to…
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How to Communicate With Your Change Army
The Terracotta Army of 8000 warriors took 720,000 people over 37 years to build. The original vision for this was…
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Mindfulness as a Must-Have in Change Management
Change is tough on people. So how can change management, with its focus on people, use mindfulness to encourage awareness…
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Why Do We Cringe at Corporate Values?
Ask someone to recite their organisation’s values and the chances are they’ll look embarrassed. They might say “integrity” or “trust,”…
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Top Tips for Motivating People During Change
The rapid pace of change means that inspiring people and giving them what they need to succeed has never been…
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4 Things to Consider During Project Planning
During projects, a whole host of things can go wrong: scope creep, lack of commitment from your sponsors, resistance to change…
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Five Tips for Reducing the Impact of Redundancies
Large scale redundancies are all too common in business, especially in the North Sea at the moment. They mean huge uncertainty…
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Avoiding Silos When Delivering Change
What happens in your organisation when a change is implemented; particularly a change involving both system and process? Typically, a…
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Uncovering the Secret Change Network
There’s no denying the power of the change network in accelerating and embedding change. But are you sure you know how…
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Why Is Measuring Internal Communications Often Overlooked?
The value of measuring internal communications can’t be understated, particularly in times of change. So why the reluctance? Many people feel they’ve…
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How Falling Oil Prices Can Boost Employee Engagement
It may come as a surprise but the streamlining going on in the North Sea oil industry is giving people…
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How to Use Interactive Video Learning to Engage Users
Interactive video gives learners an active role in the direction and content of learning material; especially useful if they are…
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Learning in a World of Constant Change
People now have to go through constant change in their work environment. How can we make sure learning engages users…
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Afiniti and Network Rail Get Gold at the LPI Learning Awards 2015
Afiniti and Network Rail received the Gold Award for External Learning Solution of the year at the LPI’s Learning Awards…
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Putting Your Team on the Map
Is your team not getting the recognition and place within the business it deserves? Then you could benefit from team branding.…
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Getting the Message Across During Change
You’re trying to explain what change management is.  The person you’re talking to doesn’t get it.  They question why companies…
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Afiniti Raises £4543 for Charity Dreamflight
Afiniti raised £4543 during 2014 for Dreamflight, its charity of the year. Dreamflight changes young lives through taking seriously ill and…
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How Can Kaizen Help Us Deliver Better Change?
Can Kaizen, the Japanese theory of ‘good change’ bring people together at all levels in a business for faster, continual…
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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…
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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. Angus Murray from TAQA with…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Dreamflight Presents Afiniti’s Kirsten Walker With Award
The charity Dreamflight takes 192 seriously ill and disabled children on a trip of a lifetime to Florida each year.…
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Building Trust in Times of Corporate Change
During business change, there can be great uncertainty and trust becomes more important than ever before. So how can we…
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Using the Power of Leadership and Change to Tackle Tesco’s Crisis
If there’s one thing Tesco’s reporting meltdown tells us, it’s that the only way to stay profitable is to be…
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Basic Instinct. Four Theory-Free Rules for Employee Engagement
There are plenty of tools to support our change programmes, and the most effective of these is the one we…
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Offline Communications – What Are Your Options?
Good, effective communications need to be online don’t they? Online is a popular option. But when it comes to business…
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Forcing Change Through
Sometimes change takes place whether it is popular or not. At 04:30am on the 6th of July, London Buses stopped taking…
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How Can Introverts and Extroverts Bring Out the Best in Each Other?
The differences between them can cause real problems on a project. Here’s a guide to spotting issues early and what…
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Getting People up to Speed During Business Change
The way in which we access learning has changed fundamentally since the days of “chalk and talk” training courses. Organisations…
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Thoughts on the Move to Customised Learning
The move to customised learning gives us more opportunity to address individual and business need that ever before. Some years…
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MOOCS – the Future of Social Learning?
A 2014 Future Workplaces survey found 70 per cent of HR professionals planned to integrate MOOCs into their learning programmes.…
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Looking Ahead: The Future Role of Internal Communications
The drivers of change in internal communications aren’t tools and technology, they come from the business and its people. When…
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Are Middle Managers Seen Unfairly During Business Change?
Middle managers often get a bad press but those of us working in business change know that they can be a…
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The Impact of Employee Engagement on Projects
Research from McKinsey shows that projects are much more likely to be successful when employees are engaged and involved Very often, technology…
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How Empowered Are Your Employees?
How empowered are your employees in learning new technology and new working behaviours? Those managing change have to balance business priorities,…
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Top Tips on Implementing Gamification
The conversation about gamification starts in the boardroom. But what if you’re a project manager tasked with implementation? Gamification needs careful…
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Is Video Based Learning Suitable for Your Change Programme?
Video Based Learning is great for sharing information but can it improve engagement and performance during a change programme? We…
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When Is a Business Change Project Most Vulnerable?
When there is business change, whether it’s an office move or the introduction of a new system, the employees affected…
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Communications Strategy: Building Messages With Visuals
It seems those of us who are natural communicators enjoy using the left hand side of our brains more than…
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Scenario Based Learning for Change Programmes
The learning industry loves a three letter acronym! SBL, or Scenario Based Learning, is one of the latest ones to…
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From Training Gap Analysis to Competency Gap Analysis
Now that learning often takes place outside of the classroom and is more personalised, it seems that Training Gap Analysis might be on…
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Getting the Most From Your Lessons Learned
“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again a different way” – Dale Carnegie. The topic of failure…
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Boosting Learning and Performance in a Global Company
In today’s globalised marketplace, many organisations span countries and continents.  When creating and designing learning strategies, it would be careless…
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Westfield, Heidegger and Gamification
Behind every theory of learning is a philosophical anthropology. Yes, it’s going to be one of those blogs that dabbles with…
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Three Things You Need to Do to Engage Employees With Change
Did you know that we are bombarded with 174 newspapers’ worth of data and information each day?  This is four…
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