Change Management Resources

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.

Great videos:

How to motivate individuals to change – Dan Pink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPhM8lxibSU

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:

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21586831-businesses-are-worrying-about-how-manage-different-age-groups-widely-different

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rawnshah/2015/02/23/working-beyond-five-generations-in-the-workplace/#18aec1b63702

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

Short papers:

Involving line managers and front line staff in change initiatives

http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/the-people-power-of-transformations

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:

https://hbr.org/2013/11/emotional-agility/ar/1

The reality of managing more than one change at a time

Managing high volumes of Change

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