Tag: Organizational Development

Sep 20

Change Is Not Always the Answer

There was an article published in the Harvard Business Review Blog Network about six months ago titled Change Management Needs to Change. Lately everybody seems to have a new concept of change management, but most are only changing the name to “transformation” or calling it modification or alteration. This article hits the nail on the …

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Sep 18

L.O.V.E. It to Change It

Several years ago there was a scholarly article published by the Harvard Business Review, The Hard Side of Change Management. As the title implies much discussion on change management is on soft issues such as culture, leadership, and motivation. While these are unquestionably important factors, they are not stand-alone tools to implement large transformation projects. …

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Sep 17

Managing Culture Change

The inflated role that human resources professionals profess to have on culture change in the workplace needs to be tempered with a little reality. One of the most important functions in any business is strong, knowledgeable, and professional HR leadership, but in almost all cases they operate by the grace of company executive management that …

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Sep 16

Please Pardon the Inconvenience

The sign at the door of the supermarket said, “Thank you for your patience while we remodel our store.” Since the store was open 24-hours a day, there was no down time for the destructors to do their work. They hung tarps from ceiling to floor, and behind the “Hard Hat Required Beyond this Point” …

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Sep 09

Workplace Taboo Part I – Employee Free Speech

Americans have a legacy handed down from the founders of the nation that they have freedom of speech. Perhaps it is good that this is too often taken for granted and that everyone feels free to speak their mind on almost anything and everything. It is also a right that is highly misunderstood, misquoted and …

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