Can you believe another year is coming to a close? The following are the most popular posts of 2016 at the Enclaria blog. Which were your favorites, and what did you miss?
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In response to a Forbes article insisting change agents aren’t needed, I set the record straight about what change agents do (at least the good ones) and why their role is an essential driver of change.
The field of organizational change is littered with people who were hired to implement change and then eventually fired because the leaders who hired them wouldn’t actually let them do the job. What can you do to avoid the same fate?
It’s a common belief that to get people to adopt change, all you really need is training and communication. If we tell people what to do and why, and show them how to do it, that should be enough to get them to change, right? It’s a logical conclusion, but then people aren’t logical, especially when it comes to change.
People often get stuck trying to measure either too many or not enough elements of change. Are you measuring the right things to know if your change initiative is on track? Look at your project from four different perspectives to create a complete picture.
Despite what you may have heard, most change initiatives do not fail. Some achieve their intended outcomes. Many make enough progress to say that they worked. Some take longer than expected. There are few change initiatives that are total failures – but it does happen.
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