Ringing down the curtain on change management theater

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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.

Changing Change Management in Government IT

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For government employees this can include navigating an administration transition , implementing a new policy, or adapting the organization in the face of funding changes. In the public sector, the challenge is especially acute as organizations are rooted in a certain way of “doing things,” and managed by laws and regulations that make change even harder to achieve. Traditionally, organizations approach change management from the top down.

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The Pitfalls of Change Management

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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

Five Aspects of Change Management

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Change Management can become more successful with people at the core of change, the cause of changes, and the purpose of change. Change management is the overarching umbrella that encompasses extensive business planning, empathetic communications, and discovery of concerns/objections / potential points of failure, developing a shared vision, addressing fears and resistance, communicating valid and compelling reasons for cooperation.

The “Personalities” from Change Management Perspectives

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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

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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.

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

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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

Change Management as a Journey of a Thousand Steps

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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.

The Varying Perspectives of Change Management

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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

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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

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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.

Innovation vs. Change Management

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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

3 Change Management Strategies to Drive Digital Transformation Success

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Digital transformation causes disruption because it holistically changes an organization. It changes the way people work, a company’s essence, and how it operates. Consequently, it sometimes even changes the culture. Change management ’s role is to help along the entire journey. More business leaders realize that change management needs to be incorporated in everything a company does. How Change Management Dramatically Reduced Migration Incidents.

Three Characteristics of Digital Change Management

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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 Basic Prescription for Change Management

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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.

The Gains and Pains in Change Management

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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.

The Key Factors in Organizational Change Management

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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.

How to Deal With Change Management Conundrum

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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.

Navigate Changes through “5W + 1 H” Change Management Framework

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Change is a volatile subject, just like change itself. Everything changes continuously by following the laws of evolution, and the rate of change is accelerated. A changeable organization is to creating organizations where change is the norm and happens all the time, thereby delivering faster and increasing market share. The successful businesses are the ones that have learned WHEN change is called for and how to decide WHAT to change.

Three Inflection Points of Change Management

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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

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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 “Change Insight” Book Tuning: The Multitude of Change Management Apr. 2019

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Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. It is nevertheless true that the change itself has become unpredictable and evolutionary.

Change Management Starts with Big Why

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Change is everywhere and it happens every moment in the workplace, but, unfortunately, people rarely recognize that; or sometimes change is for its own sake, so how to manage change by starting with Big WHY? Once people agree with the WHY, they can develop their own level or means of participating, maybe even offering what you didn't think to ask for, expanding the efficiency of the concept itself, thereby re-injecting further excitement in their being part of it.

Business Change Management Using Weak Signals

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A Fortune 500 company embarks on an ambitious program to implement a Master Data Management solution. With all of the talk of business change management over the years, does anyone even know what it means or how to do it? How Can Project Managers Detect Weak Signals? Execution Management. Business Change Management. The business management group was hugely skeptical while the technology management group was quite optimistic.

Embedding Creativity in Change Management

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The change shall not always be stressful and reactive; make it as fun & proactive as possible. Too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. So in order to make change both proactive and sustainable, shall you or how to embed creative mechanism in change management. At the enterprise level, successful change is often linked to the DNA of the organization itself.

CIOs as Change Agent: Three Focal Point in Change Management

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Change Management has a very wide scope and is a relatively new area of expertise. Business Change Management is managing everything that is necessary to get people to adopt new ways of working such as stakeholder management, communications, process or organizational change, business readiness or technical change management, etc. More than two-thirds of Change Management effort fails to achieve the expectation.

Change Management Success is not Accidental, but a Capability

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The real key to change management is the internal process humans go through in transition. Change is inevitable, and the speed of change is increasing as well. T oo often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. Unfortunately, more than two-thirds of Change Management fail to achieve expectations. Also, it means only very few businesses can manage change effectively. The speed of change is accelerating.

The Golden Circle of IT Change Management and Digital Transformation

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Organizations can make a perfect golden circle of business change and digital transformation via aligning critical business elements with the overall commitment to the arrival point. Now the phenomenon of digital is reaching the inflection point, yet we are entering an even more rapid and extensive period of change. As every successful change program or the business transformation should follow the 'Golden Circle' starting with the WHY?

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: Take a Logical Scenario to Drive IT Change Management Oct. 2019

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Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change life cycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. Running IT as the Change Engine of the Digital Business Digital is about change.

How to make Change Management Tangible rather than Fluffy

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Change management as a competency needs to reside in all areas of business where change happens. Change is the only constant, and Change Management is no longer just a one-time project or business initiative, but an ongoing business capability. Change management as a competency needs to reside in all areas of business where change happens. Change needs to be human-centered. We can only manage what we measure.

Which Path do you Take for Change Management?

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A holistic approach is an optimal path for change. Organizational Change is always difficult, and many organizations' ineffective change programs have symptoms such as "change inertia," or “change fatigue,” etc. Change is inevitable and needed in every business. The successful businesses are the ones that have learned HOW to implement change time after time after time and build it as a solid business capability. Successful change evolves.

The Monthly “Change Insight” Book Tuning: Digital Change Management Scenario Aug. 2018

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Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. How to spot your change champions and cultivate the culture of learning and innovating?

Top Three Challenges in Change Management

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Change capability is one of the strategic capabilities which underpin successful execution. The pace of change is accelerated, enterprise agility –the ability to adapt to the change is becoming a key factor in driving business success and gaining the long-term competitive advantage. But how do you build an organizational change management capability? Communication Management : Explain what change management is and how you measure a successful change approach.

How to Apply Simplicity Principle in Change Management

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Change is simply a shift from the “Old Way - Chaos - New Way.” So does Change Management. Can we make change simpler? A successful change requires three things; dissatisfaction with the current state, clear vision and clear process for getting towards the vision. How to apply the simplicity principle in Change Management? Helping people cope with the experience of change is fundamental to the process. Does that make change impossible - No!

What’s the Top One Key Factor in Change Management

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Change Management is no longer just a one-time project, but an ongoing and innate business capability. The speed of business change is accelerating, but more than two-thirds of change management effort fail to achieve the expected result. What’s the top one key factor in change management, is it communication, strategy, sponsorship, cultural innovation, or others, and how to manage it effectively? Change Management

How Should CIOs Implement Robotic Process Automation?

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One way to deal with this issue is to create parallel development tracks that automate high-volume, low-capacity tasks in addition to identifying more complex and strategic initiatives. CIOs have an education component and their expectation setting for management is key.

Practices Deliver What Processes Can’t

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Change Management at the Cross Road: When to Make a Big Jump, When to Take Small Steps

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Unfortunately, change is not as easy as it sounds, more than two-thirds of business change initiatives fail to reach the expectation. Change Management in many organizations seems to be at the crossroad- Should you take an audacious approach of accelerating digital transformation, or take small steps for making incremental changes? What are the bottlenecks for changes, and how to avoid pitfalls in making a big leap? Still, people are change masters.

Product Development Must Evolve for the Internet of Things

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The process of building connected products is complex, requiring new software development skill sets, accelerated product release cadences, and innovative software tools and proccesses that meet the needs of IoT product organizations. Adapt agile development and planning processes to physical product development.

Make Real Agile A Stepping Stone Towards Future-Fit Adaptability

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Future Fit Organizations are Adaptive Covid-19 has accelerated the need for enterprises to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions. Age of the Customer Agile Application Development & Delivery Change Management development & operations (DevOps) digital business financial services

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The Monthly “100 Digital Rules” Book Tuning: Digital Change Management Principle July 2018

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A well-defined set of digital rules are not for limiting innovation, but for setting the frame of relevance and guide through changes and digital transformation. Digital Change Management Principle The Basic Prescription for Change Management ? Compared to the business world decades ago, the speed of change is increasing, and the digital ecosystem has become more dynamic, complex and hyperconnected.

Three Challenges with Today’s Low-Code Platforms

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Low-code development platforms have been sweeping the industry promising lightning fast digital transformation to organizations across the globe. In theory, they’re great—you don’t need to get a developer involved to make changes to the system? Business Process Automation Change Management Digital Transformation Low Code low-code approaches low-code development low-code platforms

3 Questions CIOs Should Ask Before Reorganizing IT

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How important is co-location? “Continuous” work on developing corporate software, either via Agile or DevOps methodologies, is an important part of this new operating model. How will “machines as partners” change work? Blog Change Management Corporate IT Information Technology Manage Your People Organize the Function