In this episode, industrial-organizational psychology consultant Paul Thoresen shares how to combine research with practice when it comes to organizational change. Listen in to hear why you’d want to take an evidence-based approach to change, and what barriers stand in the way. You’ll also hear examples and where you can find research to help inform your own projects. [Read more…] about Interview: Combine Research and Practice with Evidence-Based Change Management
Despite our best efforts to influence change, people often don’t transition as easily as we expect them to. Instead of becoming frustrated, try to understand the reason for their response. There’s probably something you can do to help them through it.
When someone seems to be resisting change, consider the following 50 reasons that might be holding them back. Even better, see what you can do to head these off before they happen. [Read more…] about 50 Reasons Why People Resist Change
A new subscriber recently shared with me her top challenge: finding change agents in her organization to be local advocates for her project.
The question had me thinking about a process improvement initiative from many years ago. To help manage and implement a process improvement program, I recruited people from all over the organization to ensure a cross-functional perspective. The people I invited highlight the qualities to look for in a change agent. [Read more…] about How to Identify Change Agents in Your Organization