We need to understand shifting power dynamics amongst stakeholders and how these relate to resistance to change for success in organisational change
ChangeQuest’s values and approach are always rooted in helping people to learn and grow, and nurturing a challenge mindset.
When organisations convey a sense of purpose to activities, they can recruit people who align to that purpose, who genuinely promote it.
Being left out. Not feeling part of the gang. Standing on the outside staring in. Avoid these feelings with compassionate communication.
With so much disruptive and emergent change going on, here are some ways to facilitate sensemaking for teams and organisations.
Face-to-face conversations build understanding and trust, and help people appreciate different perspectives during organisational change.
There are disadvantages to imposing strategic change and benefits to involving people early on, but external pressures can disrupt the best laid plans.
Recent research from professional search engine findcourses.co.uk indicates that learning and development (L&D) training is a key tool metamorphosing diversity in offices around the world. [...]
Whether you are a small or large organisation, there are likely to be periods of change, situations that are challenging and events that require careful handling. To come through the other side [...]
I have had many discussions recently about transformation – business, digital and IT transformation – but there is one common theme that underpins each of these conversations: Organisations [...]
When Craig Kilford, from Course Conductor, contacted us back in 2016, he explained he wanted to “Transform the way companies invest in learning for their employees, by using independent analytics [...]
Who do you trust with your company’s future? The answer, at the most fundamental level, has got to be your people. I have been doing some really interesting work around building and [...]
There’s every chance you haven’t yet heard of mBraining, but we’re convinced this exciting concept can do a lot to help organisations overcome resistance to change. mBraining is about aligning [...]
Are you on the World Cup bandwagon, loving the agonies and ecstasies of those last-minute goals and dramatic upsets? Or do you hate the uncertainty and would rather your team scored three in the [...]
How often have you praised someone for “bouncing back”? Getting back on our feet after a setback can show impressive resilience … but what if we could go further? In today’s fast-changing world [...]
Do you ever need to run sessions with your teams to identify solutions to problems, or find a way to move forward? Why not learn a broad range of practical facilitation tips, tools and techniques [...]
Wellbeing and self-care are trends worth promoting not only because they feel good, but because they lead to better productivity and happier people.
How do you react when you need to make urgent changes? It’s a question that the Prime Minister has had to address in the wake of recent allegations at Westminster. Her new code of conduct for [...]
Last week I was in Barcelona, at the headquarters of Fusion for Energy, the EU body managing Europe’s contribution to the ITER project – the biggest international collaboration in the field of [...]
I caught the Olympic bug as a 9 year old, captivated watching Valeriy Borzov in 1972 winning the 100m and 200m. This turned into a full blown cold with Alberto Juantorena at the 1976 Montreal [...]
I buzzed the entry phone, introduced myself, and waited, feeling slightly uncomfortable gazing at the box on the wall. Then I heard a voice “Hello! Please come in!”. Instantly, I relaxed. He [...]
Most Agile methods focus at the product development level. There’s a revolution from below aspect to them which is seductive. It encourages teams to change the world by doing it. Who [...]
You’ve arrived at the site of an important customer. You’re about to address a group of their senior executives and you’re feeling excited about it – you’ve done loads of work on this, and feel [...]
Last week Ranjit did one of her popular talks on the Titanic disaster. From what she told me, a visitor needs to hit the ground running, and be right up to speed on the dramatis personae of [...]
This picture is on a wall just outside my office. Every time I pass it I stop and admire it: a photographer would probably say it’s too blurred, or the light’s not right, but for me it’s [...]
Last week was marked as the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone. So I thought we’d take a light-hearted look at the changes and evolution of the phone, since the first “brick phone”, the [...]
Recently, I went to an “Agile Edge” conference at Valtech to hear Greg Hutchings talk on “Introducing Agile”. Here is what I learned. You must know WHY you want to “do Agile” The normal reasons [...]
On any given project you can be fairly sure that things won’t go smoothly. Add to that being expected to do more with less, dealing with setbacks and disputes, things constantly chopping [...]
I hope by now many of you have managed to watch the wonderful spectacle that was the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony and you’ll no doubt have your favourite bits – perhaps it was the [...]
There are many techniques around to help with decision making, which typically involve understanding where you need to get to, exploring possible options, gathering information to weigh up the [...]
There was a time that phrases such as “you can bank on it” or “you can take that to the bank” signified an assurance of confidence. Today I don’t think these would elicit the same emotional [...]
This week with street parties occurring up and down the country, stalls and stores everywhere are awash with commemorative plates, printed tea towels, stamps, and flags – all marking the Diamond [...]
Two weeks ago the Williams F1 team were celebrating their win at the Spanish Grand Prix when a fire broke out in their garage. It caused devastating damage to most of their IT and communications [...]
We were upgrading our computer systems in the office last week and, as I was out training for the week, it was an ideal time for our “go to IT” man to rummage around my desk [...]
Have you ever felt “But, there’s nothing wrong with the way things are! – why change it?” A large retail store near me seems to have a different layout every time I go in there. They [...]
The other day my husband was nostalgically watching one of the original Star Trek re-runs. Feigning interest I received a quick induction into the show’s formulaic format. I learned [...]