There once was an organization that was very hierarchical and authoritarian. People were accustomed to waiting until their boss told them what to do, even at the highest levels of leadership. Working, or even talking, with someone who was more than one organizational level away (like your boss’s boss) wasn’t “allowed.” As a result, no one rocked the boat, and the organization was very good at maintaining the status quo. [Read more…] about Are You Accidentally Reinforcing What You’re Trying to Change?
Do you ever think about how specific TV commercials appear on your favorite shows? Until recently, the process for getting ads to your TV was a manual, time-consuming process between TV station sales reps and advertising/media agencies. Videa changed all that by developing a technology platform to automate the buying and selling of TV advertising. [Read more…] about How Change Management Principles Can Transform an Entire Industry
Trade and labor unions traditionally organize workers in search of better wages, benefits, and employment conditions. From a management perspective, they are often seen as increasing expenses, adding bureaucracy, and stifling improvements – not great conditions for implementing change. While unions in the US are on the decline, they still have a strong presence in many organizations and in many countries.
So, how do you influence change when employees are represented by a union? [Read more…] about How to Influence Change When Employees are Represented by a Union