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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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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.

Despite this, change management can help to mitigate and identify risks and help with introducing new technology.

It’s our experience that many companies are actually in the dark about how many apps their staff are using and therefore where the security risks lie. There’s also no real way of stopping employees seeking solutions of their own. After all, they are now working remotely from different devices, so using a variety of apps like Google apps presents a quick solution. Read more

October Business Change Digest

In this edition:

SPOTLIGHT

Starting a business change programme? Avoid the common pitfall.

AFINITI NEWS

Jay Dixon joins the team as Business Change Director.

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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 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

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 cash.

Transport for London (TfL) ran a consultation period, and while 67% of respondents (customers) were against the idea, it was implemented anyway.

The changes mean that customers need to have a valid Oyster Card, or contactless debit card in order to use the bus.  TfL outlined the benefits of doing so as follows: Read more

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 big asset if involved and engaged the right way at the right time.

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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 its way out – to be replaced by Competency Gap Analysis.

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