Hints & Tips
With the need to adjust and grow your business during a pandemic, as a manager in your organization, you’ll need to become a Change Leader, and work with others trying to do the same. Some will be naturals at this. Their initiative will succeed. They will become highly respected, even admired, in their organization. Their […]
Hi there, and welcome to our second podcast blog! I have a great story for you today, straight “from the trenches”! The previous podcast was all about setting direction to thrive in the face of this pandemic. And you heard me say that implementing this new direction, would likely be the biggest change project you […]
Welcome to our first podcast blog! This podcast blog is about countering this pandemic with some positivity and control: why it’s appropriate to be more optimistic right now; how you and your organization can take charge of your current business environment; and, five steps you can take right now to build positive momentum in the […]
Since many of my PM colleagues know I am in organizational change management (OCM), they will call me now and then to ask whether I could help. Or, they will call me to see what kind of change management resource they should get for their project. Often their instincts are right and their situation does need […]
My son’s friends were over the other night watching a sports event. They are all partway through university and beginning to think seriously about their careers. One of them asked me what I did for a living. Being a change management consultant, I knew better than to say that. Unless people have experience working with […]
As a project manager you often need organizational change management on your project. But should you try and do it yourself, with your current project resources, or should you hire an external consultant? As an external change management consultant myself, who gets hired onto projects, here is my perspective of when it makes sense to […]
If there is a project activity that defines love-hate relationships, Lessons Learned is it. At the start of the project, most people are enthusiastic about capturing Lessons Learned sometime before the project team disperses. That’s because they feel this activity is a key element of that fabled entity, ‘the learning organization’ – and who doesn’t […]
The project is nearing the end. The rush is on to complete the final activities before the launch date. Somewhere among those critical, last minute, must-do tasks there is this item, “Knowledge Transfer” on your Gantt chart. You sigh. It’s important because it’s necessary for your client organization, but time is running out. So you […]
A lot has been written on how important communications is, and how to coordinate and manage communications. But what if you are a Project Manager or leader in an organization undergoing change? What’s your role in leading communications? What should you be doing, and what should you be delegating to others? In my years leading […]
For a young millennial employee, communication is key to not just understanding what to do, but feeling motivated to do it. A successful company filled with happy employees and a good culture communicates well. On the other hand, bad communication from managers to employees can create a heap of problems with millennials. Examples are lower […]
Welcome to our interactive section. This section is for you if you are a project manager leading a smaller project where you may want to “do change management yourself”. Alternatively, you may already know something about change management and consequently may only need a few tips and tools. Whatever your situation, this section is for you if you want to manage these activities yourself instead of having to rely on external resources.
Our objective is to de-mystify change management and give you access to materials that we ourselves would use. Ultimately we hope this space will become your virtual ‘sandbox’ to experiment in.
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