Ringing down the curtain on change management theater

Forrester IT

Change Management is a hot topic lately on my social media channels. Like my friend Jon Hall , I also am a long time veteran of the classic Change Advisory Board (CAB) process. As a process symbolizing traditional IT service management and the ITIL framework, it's under increasing pressure to modernize in response to Agile and DevOps trends. This was the topic of my most recent research, " Change Management: Let's Get Back to Basics. " change management.

A Comparison Of Agile And ITSM Change Management Mindsets

Forrester Digital Transformation

Let’s Compare Agile And ITSM Thinking We all know that pushing every change – no matter how big or how small – through a change management process is not only bureaucratic but also introduces delays that most development teams can neither afford nor tolerate.

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Ineffective Change Management (or the Short Shelf Life of Some CIOs)

Information Week

Change management is as big a concern now as it was 30 years ago. What steps can chief information officers take to effectively navigate change? Here are four suggestions

3 Ways to Break from Change Management and Drive Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Before you read the rest of this post, I want you to think through your approach to change management. future of work innovation it management leadership organizational change product management

The Three Myths Of IT Change Management Are Holding You Back 

Forrester Digital Transformation

IT change management has been a significant source of debate over the years. I can say that change management is the number one source of the most uncomfortable, stressful, and irritating moments throughout my career.

Leadership Change, Not Change Management

Forrester Digital Transformation

As my colleague Katy Tynan sums it up, this is more about leadership change than about […]. Whether you refer to digital transformation, customer experience transformation or sustainable transformation, the most important success factor is often the same, whatever the industry.

The Pitfalls of Change Management

Future of CIO

Change is continuously happening and spiraling up in such a dynamic business environment, it is nevertheless true that change itself has become unpredictable and evolutionary. Here are some root causes of Change Management failures. Change Management Digital Pitfalls

Change Management Steering Instruments and Methodologies

Future of CIO

Change is the new normal with increasing pace. It is nevertheless true that change itself has become unpredictable and evolutionary. If you are not clear on why you are changing or If change is implemented with no clarity then you are doing a change just for change's sake.

Change Management Bottlenecks

Future of CIO

Change is the new normal, in fact, the speed of change is increasing. To put simply, change itself changes. Digital ecosystem has become more complex and dynamic, Change Management also turns to be more complex, and there is no magic formula to follow. That’s perhaps part of reasons why the failure rate of Change Management is so stubbornly high. The perils of Change Management can waste a lot of resources and cause a lot of pains.

GDPR about change management, says startup DPO

Computer Weekly

There are threats and risks associated with the GDPR, but one data protection officer believes organisations should focus on the business opportunities instead

Nonlinearity and Change Management

Future of CIO

Applying interdisciplinary management to gain an understanding of nonlinearity as the very characteristic of the digital organization and business ecosystem could be at the tipping point for managing changes and driving the digital paradigm shift. These changes do not happen in isolation from each other in predictable ways. Therefore, organizations need to take systematic steps in evolutionary Digital Change Management.

The New Change Management: Automated And Decentralized

Forrester's Customer Insights

Change management has continued to be a hot topic on social media and customer inquiry. As a process symbolizing traditional IT service management and the ITIL framework, it’s under increasing pressure to modernize in response to Agile and DevOps trends.

The “Personalities” from Change Management Perspectives

Future of CIO

Change is the new normal with increasing speed. In practice, more than two thirds of change initiatives fail to achieve business expectations. How to differentiate change leaders from change laggards? Change the game is a mindset. People naturally resist change.

Three Aspects of Change Management

Future of CIO

Closer to reality is that 'change' is continuously happening in the environment of a company. It is nevertheless true that the change itself has become unpredictable and evolutionary. Change cannot be just another thing that needs to be accomplished, it’s the common practice within the organization. It is a multidimensional management discipline and an ongoing business competency. Here are three aspects of Change Management. Change needs to have reasons.

Three Systematic Perspectives of Change Management

Future of CIO

Change is inevitable with increasing pace. Change Management shouldn’t be just some random business initiatives, it has to fix the imbalance in the key business elements such as people, process, and technology for running a holistic digital organization. It’s important to leverage system principles and take a holistic approach to manage Change effortlessly. It is time to change. Organizations need to take systematic steps in Digital Change Management.

The “Nice to Have” Factors to Drive Change Management Success

Future of CIO

Change is always happening around us, with increasing paces. Change is a dance between the top management and the affected parts of the organization. Have an advocate for change on the Board: Leadership is all about direction and change. Change Management

Twelve Change Management Insight

Future of CIO

Awareness is the first step of CHANGE MANAGEMENT, start from the mindset level. Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization and across the industries, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. People change for a reason, it is a mind which manipulates the reasoning and logic behind the change. Change is the vehicle, not the purpose of doing a project.

Leverage Critical Thinking to Make Change Management Inquiries

Future of CIO

Digital is all about rapid changes, blurred functional, business or industry territories, or expanded organizational horizons, It is a continuous journey to adapt to the new world of businesses, faster, always on, hyper-connected, interdependent, and fiercely competitive.

Change Management as a Journey of a Thousand Steps

Future of CIO

Change is never for its own sake, it’s about business improvement or innovation. The strong leadership competency can differentiate a real transformational leader from many transactional managers; they are quite eager and enthusiastic to drive challenging digital transformation initiatives.

Leverage Multidimensional Thinking for Change Management

Future of CIO

Change is the new normal. Change is resulting in a flexible and dynamic organization able to adapt to new and unexpected situations and market demand and execute strategy more seamlessly. How successful organizations can handle continuous digital disruptions depends on how fast and capable they can adapt to the ever-changing environment. The ultimate goal for change is to solve business problems large or small. Change is the 'Now.' Change Management Mindshift

People Centric Change Management

Future of CIO

The purpose of people-centric Change Management is to build an ongoing change capability. The human element of change entails a people-centric approach to management style; thus, empowering the workforce to embrace change is a most effective, efficient and result-oriented management in organizations, but how to manage it in a systematic way? The employees’ input helps get to the point of change. Change Management

Three Barriers in Change Management

Future of CIO

Change is inevitable, and the speed of change is increasing. How capable the business is handling change would directly impact on the business competency. However, there is a high failure rate of Change Management statistically. What are the big barriers and how to craft change as an ongoing capability? Lack of effective change leadership is no doubt one of the root-causes to fail change efforts. Change Management Lessons from Failures

Three Aspects of Change Management

Future of CIO

Change Management is not a one-time project, but an ongoing business capability. Change Management has a very wide scope and is a relatively new area of expertise: There seem to be areas of expertise around personal change, organizational change, project change, IT/technical change and some others. Good practice of organization/people change should be a full lifecycle approach, not a tag on at the end.

The Varying Perspectives of Change Management

Future of CIO

Change is inevitable. In the industrial era, the pace of change was more predictable and the scope of change is limited. Change become more dynamic and distractive without planning and adaptability. The noble purposes of change are to pursue simplicity and improvement. There are positive changes and negative changes; there are incremental changes and disruptive changes, etc. Here are varying perspectives about Change Management.

Take a Logical Scenario to Drive IT Change Management

Future of CIO

Digital transformation isn’t just an extension of continuous improvement of the current business, but a quantum leap with radical change. Due to the exponential growth of information and “disruptive power” of digital technologies, IT needs to become a “Change Department” because it is in a unique position to manage business information and capture the oversight of the business. IT resource is limited, resource allocation is critical to IT management prioritization.

Take a Mixed Change Management Approach to Go Digital

Future of CIO

Digital transformation is radical change, it’s critical to leverage a mixed top-down, bottom-up, inside-out, outside-in, middle-out, and cross-functional system wide approaches to go digital in a multidimensional way. Digital transformation is the large scale of changes. Change needs to be inspired from top-down, as the top leadership team’s commitment will reassure those who have doubts, make sure that the business moves in the right direction and the strategy time horizon.

Five Stages in Change Management

Future of CIO

Change Management is no longer just a one-time project, but an ongoing, multi-faceted digital capability. Digital is all about changes, and change is multi-faceted with increasing speed and velocity. So how to manage change effectively? Change has different scopes and effects, from small changes such as software updating, business process tuning; to radical changes such as culture innovation, or big-bang changes such as radical digital transformation.

The Psychological Insight of Change Management

Future of CIO

If you have a good change strategy in place, gain the psychological insight of change management, with adaptability to change, you can ride above the change curve. Change is inevitable, people are the very reason to change and the center of change. People are often the weakest link in any change management effort as well. And how to manage the emotion cycle behind changes is both the art and science.

Innovation vs. Change Management

Future of CIO

Innovation is optimal change, and it can not be successful without grounding change management. So is innovation just another word for change; or does innovation management align with change management? Change and innovation share a common DNA , which is 'change' nature. But they are still different; each one has different motivators and must be managed differently. Change Management Connecting Dots Innovation

Performance Management vs. Change Management

Future of CIO

The speed of change is accelerating, organizations are shifting from industrial speed to digital speed; from inside out - operation-driven to the outside in - customer-centric. When quality and values in your market changes constantly, your measures of P (Performance) have to move with it, better than that, anticipate it and rearrange around coming tastes and preference changes. W hen starting the change process, p erhaps measures are a good place to start change.

The Basic Prescription for Change Management

Future of CIO

The superior Change Management should win the hearts and minds, to build change as the ongoing business capability. Compared to the business world decades ago, the speed of change is increasing, and digital ecosystem has become more dynamic, complex and hyperconnected. Change Management also turns to be more complex with the very high failure rate. Change Management has a very wide scope and is a relatively new area of expertise.

Three Characteristics of Digital Change Management

Future of CIO

Businesses will be more successful when they realize that one of their greatest strengths will be their change capability. Thanks for the powerful digital technologies and exponential growth of information, the speed of change is increasing for opening the next chapter of digital evolution. Even change itself changes, and digital ecosystem has become more complex and dynamic. Innovation is change, though not every change can be categorized into innovation.

The Gains and Pains in Change Management

Future of CIO

Change is never for its sake, it is about tolerating growth pains, removing unnecessary pains, and solving problems for the long-term gains. Change is inevitable, and the speed of change is increasing. For individuals or organizations at the lower level of change maturity, change is a reactive action and a reluctant activity. They get stuck in the “comfort zone” for so long, dislike changes. But change is the only way to move forward.

iTRACS Improves Change Management, Integration in New DCIM Release

Data Center Knowledge

iTRACS is out with the latest release of its Converged Physical Infrastructure Management 3.4 software for data center management. The new version has improved change management capabilities and more integration options. CPIM is considered data center infrastructure management software. Management Additions.

Three-Step Change Management Scenario

Future of CIO

Organizations large or small are on the journey of digital transformation, however, there are always cultural frictions to changes. Usually, there is a failure to have a discussion at all levels of the organization on the following three questions before getting into the details: 1) Are we willing to change? 2) At what rate are we willing to change? 3) What is the reward for embarking on a process of change? Step 2: Buy-in The successful change requires buy-in.

The Key Factors in Organizational Change Management

Future of CIO

Organizational change management has a strong role in business transformation, benefits realization, and strategy execution. With change becomes the new normal, and the speed of change is accelerating at digital age, Change Management also turns to be strategically important in today’s organization, it is no longer just a one-time project, but an ongoing business capability. Change leadership and sponsorship is critical to driving strategy and adoption.

Three Steps in Change Management Scenario

Future of CIO

Change Management can become more successful with people at the core of change, the cause of changes, and the purpose of change. CIOs as change agents: What’re your logical steps in Change Management scenario? Psychology readiness behind the changes: The CIO as a change agent not only touches his/her own function but also needs to make an influence on an entire organization and business ecosystem. Change Management CIO Master

How to Deal With Change Management Conundrum

Future of CIO

A changeable organization is to creating organizations where change is the norm and happens the whole time. Change is inevitable, and the speed of changes is increasing. Change can be a somewhat mechanical implementation of new or different ways to doing something while the transformation is more likely to be a sweeping approach to altering a culture, or parts of it, possibly even to parts of its ecosystem, to embrace such as change and help it become self-perpetuating.

The Sum Up of Change Management Measurement

Future of CIO

Perhaps the difficulty in measuring change management is that the very thing we are measuring is changing. CHANGE is the digital new normal. Change is inevitable, organizational change becomes a common practice within an organization. However, more than two-thirds of Change initiatives fail to achieve the expected result, how to fine tune Change Management and overcome the obstacles to managing a digital transformation smoothly?

Planning is the Earliest Stage of Change Management

Future of CIO

In order to lead change and drive digital transformation, organizations should ride above the change curve by making the dynamic and comprehensive planning. Planning is the earliest stage of Change Management. Engaging those who will be impacted by the change and enabling them to be part of shaping their future. That is one of the best ways of tackling change and improve its success rate. Change cannot be just another thing that needs to be accomplished.

Three Inflection Points of Change Management

Future of CIO

Change reaches the inflection point when change leaders master both the psychological and technical processes behind changes. Change is inevitable. One of the change mottoes is "never mistake motion for action." The successful businesses are the ones that have learned WHEN change is called for and decide WHAT to change, and HOW to change effectively. Most of the changes are complex processes. No change can be forced, let it unfold.

Three Tipping Points of Change Management

Future of CIO

The good moment to change is when the top senses the urgency and the bottom feels the pain. Change is inevitable, and the speed of change is increasing. However, change is difficult, more than two-thirds of change efforts fail to achieve the expected results. What’s the tipping point of Change Management in your organizations? How to ride above the learning curve and manage changes effectively? Change Management

The Monthly “Dot Connections” Change Management Dot Connection Apr. 2018

Future of CIO

Digital is the age of creativity and innovation via connecting dots and spreading the knowledge Change Management Dot Connection T ransformation vs. Change ? The terms "transformation" and "change" truly overlap in the literal definition; people tend, though, to carry their own associations with each. So is innovation just another word for change; or does innovation management align with change management?