Monthly Archive: July 2015

McKinsey highlights value of digital technology in helping change

Nice short article on McKInsey.com this month which highlights the value that digital approaches can add to the responsiveness of organisations and the effectiveness of change initiatives. Takes a healthy broad view of what constitutes change management and focuses down on how it impacts behaviour.

Principle 1: Define your ‘why’

Think of the last important item that you bought and why. For me it was a spiral cutter (I quite like cooking…). When I bought it I searched for a product that would match my needs (to cut vegetables into various forms of spiral, to be easy to clean, to be small enough to hide …

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The keys to hearts and minds

This article follows on from my last one,  focusing especially on addressing the third challenge I mentioned: how to engage hearts and minds in change. I spent a long time last year writing a book on how to handle change in church better. Clearly a specialist topic you may say! But, during the summer, I …

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Challenges for change management?

Despite having been a supporter, follower and practitioner of the art that is ‘change management’ for many years, I only recently reflected on why it is worth doing.   I first picked it up as a formal discipline in the early 1990’s, and simply used the insights and lessons that it provided because it made …

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