By: Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner In a previous blog post I said the more changes you launch the less likely any one will be successful. I made the argument that to get greater change in your organization you need to launch less change initiatives. Ok, so you are working to reduce the number of change initiatives. […]
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Overcoming The Most Difficult Aspect of Change: Letting Go Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner After almost 20 years, I switched from my Blackberry smartphone to an iPhone. I was ready. I knew it would take time to learn the new technology, but I was surprised that letting go of the old phone was so uncomfortable. I shouldn’t […]
Do you have a smartphone? I do, and every leader I work with does. It has become an essential leadership/management tool. Yet it isn’t the number one communication tool in your leadership toolkit. Its use can even hinder your change efforts. We live in a world of instant communication. There is Facebook, Instagram, Snap chat, […]
“How do you stop the rumours and negative chatter about the change?” That was the question a participant at a recent Living and Leading Change Certificate course asked. The solution–prevent them from starting. You may be thinking, like many of the participants, nice idea but unrealistic. It’s not possible. It is. The key is to […]
Move beyond implementation and enable healthy organizational change Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner When we talk about any organizational change event whether it’s new technology and process, introducing a new product line, or hiring a new team leader, the conversation almost always centres around return on investment and a successful implementation. There is no doubt these are […]
This summer (2011) my daughter graduated from high school. This was a highly anticipated change event. Like many parents, I had been looking forward to seeing her graduate for months, perhaps even years.Yet, as she walked across the stage to get her diploma, I felt a deep sense of loss. As I looked around the
Do You See What I See? Look at the picture. What do you see? I took this picture while sailing from Saltrey Bay to Horseshoe Bay in British Columbia. Initially, as we were sailing around the small islands, all I saw was the grey sky, water, and mountains. Then my perspective shifted and that’s when […]
Has your organization ever made a change then shortly after it was implemented it felt like nothing had changed? Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner If you answered yes to this question then you have experienced yo-yo change. Yo-yo change is a contributing factor to change fatigue. The good news is, it can be prevented.
Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner I often hear leaders talk about change management as the people side of project management. This isn’t surprising because for most leaders their first introduction to change management is when launching or implementing a large project. The informal surveys and conversations I have had with leaders, and the research all suggest a […]
Involvement is key “How do I involve people in the change?” “The change we’re implementing doesn’t really affect that department, do they need to be involved too?” These are some questions that must be answered when you launch a change. Getting people involved is challenging. It’s easy to think a change won’t affect another area, […]