Tip #595:  The Vagaries of Change

On November 16, 2015, Posted by , In learning, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #595:  The Vagaries of Change
“The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.”  Dudley Moore
I recently learned the reason for the proliferation of roundabouts in the roads. I’ve never heard anyone who was happy about them and I myself have been known to complain a time or two. It can be very confusing at first, to know which lane to be in and where to turn off. I’m sure I’m not the first or last person to go around a roundabout several times before either I figure it out or take a stab at it.
Roundabouts are intended to slow down traffic. But they apparently play an even more significant safety role.
Crash data research has shown that
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Tip #335: Six Steps That Organizations Often Overlook During a Major Change Initiative

On August 9, 2010, Posted by , In management and leadership, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #335: Six Steps That Organizations Often Overlook During a Major Change Initiative

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” Arnold Bennett

When organizations are in the throes of major change, managers are often so focused on the logistics of maintaining production levels during the change process that they overlook the emotional needs of their employees.

Employees have hopes and expectations of their role in the organization, worries and fears about how the changes will affect them, and a finite amount of emotional energy and physical stamina to cope with the uncertainty that accompanies change.

If you want your employees to be more receptive to changes and more willing to implement them, there are six key action steps you can take during the change process … Read the rest