Business Change Management Resources
Change Management is a growing professional discipline. There are lots of new ideas about how to do it well, and this is a selection of resources that I think are useful, interesting and give insight in how to make change a reality.
How to motivate individuals to change – Dan Pink
A reminder of why we need to emphasise the positives about our change initiatives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XFLTDQ4JMk
How great leaders inspire action http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en
Fantastic ideas for addressing resistance to change
Don’t forget, helping people to create new behaviours is more effective if it meets their preferences. These resources help us to understand the needs of different generations:
This is a famous video about not ignoring the contribution that introverts can make and is a reminder that so many of our change activities e.g. workshops, discussions etc favour those with a more extrovert personality https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts?language=en
And of course, behaviour change requires us to have excellent levels of emotional intelligence. This is my current favourite video to explain the basics of EQ https://hbr.org/video/4421646384001/the-explainer-emotional-intelligence
The bigger picture of neuroscience if you want the background https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM2wIS8UejE
Involving line managers and front line staff in change initiatives
New behaviours also have to align with your values. This is an interesting article about encouraging people to identify their values and decide on their actions as a result of this:
The reality of managing more than one change at a time
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