How To Succeed In A Continually Changing And Unstructured Workplace

Michael VanBruaene

Many workplaces employ relatively few people and have substantial ongoing change, along with minimal organization structure and informal work processes. It’s also normal to “wear many hats” and change work focus with little or no advance notice. Regardless, use these recommendations that are particularly applicable to fast moving/changing/unstructured work places to prosper. Continue to ask these questions as circumstances change.

Stop Start Continue Change Management Model

Rapid BI

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StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 64 – An Interview with Jason Jennings, author of The Reinventors

Strategy Driven

Special Edition 64 – An Interview with Jason Jennings, author of The Reinventors explores how to effectively implementing radical continuous change in order to realize the ongoing business growth it provides. key elements for achieving continuous change.

Stop Start Continue Change – a Management and facilitation Model

Rapid BI

The Stop Start Continue Change is a management and facilitation model that can be applied to a wide range of situations where we need to improve processes, polices and behaviours etc. Stop – Start – ContinueChange The Stop – Start – ContinueChange four step change model is a simple yet often […]. The post Stop Start Continue Change – a Management and facilitation Model appeared first on RapidBi.

The Reinventors: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Reinventors: How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change Jason Jennings Portfolio/The Penguin Grtoup (2012) Jennings’ latest book is also his best…thus far In fact, companies do not “pursue radical continuous change,” extraordinary executives do. jason jennings Jennings' latest book is also his best.thus far Portfolio/The Penguin Grtoup The Reinventors: How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change

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Management is a Journey

The Choice Of Change – Indifferent Or Influential

Lead Change Blog

Why can some people change and others seem like they can never change? I believe change is a must to be relevant in our home place, workplace, and marketplace. Call it 15 minutes of fame – meaning there is no staying power to the change. Changing Ways.

Organizational Agility

Coaching Tip

. . . In this new reality, organizations are going to need to change how they change, to increase their organizational agility, to increase the flexibility of the organization, to create a culture of continuous change and simultaneously inhibit the appearance and for growth of the aforementioned change gaps. One way to do handle these challenges is to take a more agile approach to change. Responding to change over following a plan.

An Organizational Growth Cap Theory

Ron Edmondson

When I consider companies like Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon, the one constant I think of is change. You could have done the same thing, because it’s obvious to us that these companies are all about change. Both LifeChurch and North Point appear to be a culture of change.

How To Stay Relevant & Have Impact

Lead Change Blog

If we are going to handle this continually changing the world, we have to adapt ourselves. Posted in Career Development Self Leadership [link] We are in an age of immense disruption: industries, societal codes, politics, demographics, you name it.

5 Strategies to Engage Middle Managers

Management is a Journey

With middle managers battered by the rapid rate of continual change and the organizational strains brought by the Great Recession, organizations face an engagement challenge as the global economy recovers. Further with a recovering economy, Baby Boomers are expected to resume their retirements over the next several years. This will put a further strain on [.]. Management organizational productivity people skills performance management strategic thinking

Making Good Changes in a Highly Structured Environment

Ron Edmondson

We had a situation recently where a staff member felt the need to make a change in his area of ministry. It’s changing the way something has been done for years and something that is very popular. Which is often very slow to accept change.). You can make the change.

Top Ten Articles And Tools For Advancing And Improving Your Organization

Michael VanBruaene

How To Succeed In A Continually Changing And Unstructured Workplace. Below are the ten articles and tools on my website that have been viewed the most in the past 12 months. Take a look. They may be useful for your work. Useful Performance Measures & Metrics – How To Measure Efficiency & Effectiveness. [link]. Getting A Good Start As A New Manager – Your First 90 Days. link]. Guidelines For Managing Employees In A Matrix Organization Structure. link].

Just Another Day at the Office.or Is it?

Coaching Tip

As continuous change became the new normal, addressing cultural challenges became more difficult. When the stress of change becomes too much for an organization, the solution often erupts into an "un-ignorable moment"--an event or action, or even a comment, that stops you and your organization in its tracks, a moment when it becomes blindingly clear that new ways of working are clashing with existing ones. .

How Courageous Leaders Address Fear In The Workplace

Tanveer Naseer

For leaders, it’s easy in the light of ever-changing conditions to grapple with feelings of uncertainty about their capacity to lead as accomplishments achieved in the past are no longer necessarily indicative of future performance levels.

Opposites Attract … But Do They Stick?

Lead Change Blog

In her latest book, The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Accomplish Extraordinary Results Together , Jennifer Kahnweiler continues to explore the world of Introverts and Extroverts, as we all learn more about the power that comes through being different.

Can You Deliberately Practice Soft Skills?

Aspire-CS

In our increasingly complex and chaotic world, we need leaders who can continually change and take on new skills. A recent comment by a reader on an older post, “ It Takes Time to Make Great Leaders ” sparked my thinking about whether leaders can truly “practice” the soft skills involved in leading in a deliberate way. I began to wonder if I was drawing a parallel to the work of Benjamin Bloom and Geoff Colvin that was inappropriate.

How To Expose The Real Issues That Underlie Paradoxes In Modern Organizations

Eric Jacobson

The Unfinished Leader will help leaders at all levels understand and excel at their true task: guiding themselves and their teams through ongoing paradoxes, reconciling competing outcomes, continually changing and adapting, and thereby building lasting success.

Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast #3 – Interview with Jesse Lyn Stoner

Tanveer Naseer

Does vision still play a key role for organizations in today’s ever-changing world? What leaders can do to ensure their vision remains relevant in the face of continual change and increasing global competitiveness. That’s one of several questions which I discuss with my guest, Jesse Lyn Stoner, in the third episode of my podcast series, “Leadership Biz Cafe”. Jesse Lyn Stoner is a business consultant, former executive, and bestselling author.

How To Stay Relevant & Have Impact

Mills Scofield

If we are going to handle this continually changing the world, we have to adapt ourselves. She continues with a ‘how to’ plan that is so easy to follow and execute on our own.

Thoughts About Big Changes vs. Little Changes

Lead Change Blog

As someone who takes leadership and coaching seriously, I have been reading up on goal-setting, aspirations, and all that change stuff … As a coach, I help others identify, clarify, plan for, and achieve goals. In this mindset, smaller changes are not as useful as big screen goals.

How To Develop An Effective Organization Structure

Michael VanBruaene

Also, structures, work processes and tasks are not permanent and will, and should, change as circumstances and needs change. In a dynamic and viable organization technologies and processes continually change, requiring employees to learn, adapt and change. If position descriptions are too detailed there may be rigidity in cooperation and communication, as well as employee ability to change.

Weekly Round-Up: Top Articles On Employee Engagement & Embracing Millennials

leaderCommunicator

It isn’t about changing principles. It is about changing the way things are done…. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. Each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays pull some of the best together here on my blog.

Knowing Your Organization’s Values Influences Your Entire Organization And Its Success

Michael VanBruaene

Documenting and communicating your organization’s values to your employees and customers positions your organization to thrive and adapt in a continuously changing marketplace, whether it’s a marketplace for talent or services/products. Like most organizations you have competitors who provide the same or similar products or services; and you therefore continually work to differentiate your organization in terms of your services and products.

Thank You For Your Service (My Proudest Guest Post Ever!)

Mills Scofield

Training a newly formed Afghan Air Force is the epitome in complex continual change management. Matthew T Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy.

How Leaders Can Reinvent Their Company

LDRLB

In, The Reinventors: How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change , Jason presents the results of his time studying 22,000 articles and interviewing 100 companies. Jennings proposes that the best companies are “reinventors,” they achieve continuous growth by embracing constant change. Overall, The Reinventors is a roadmap for bringing continuous change to your organization.

What's your style?

My Own Coach

"The business environment is continually changing and a leader must respond in kind" Not everyone manages and leads in the same way. There are no right or wrong managerial styles. You will have a preferred style that you use most often.

How Leaders Can Reinvent Their Company

LDRLB

In, The Reinventors: How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change , Jason presents the results of his time studying 22,000 articles and interviewing 100 companies. Jennings proposes that the best companies are “reinventors,” they achieve continuous growth by embracing constant change. Overall, The Reinventors is a roadmap for bringing continuous change to your organization.

Thank You For Your Service!

Lead Change Blog

Training a newly formed Afghan Air Force is the epitome in complex continual change management. Posted in Light Your World [link] This is one of most honored posts I’ve ever ever hosted.

3 Small Steps for a CEO, One Giant Leap for Leadership

LDRLB

They spearhead innovation by ensuring their organization’s cultural norm is continuous change and creativity. CEOs by nature are time-starved species. Critical to their success and that of their organization is how they carve up the hours on the clock.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

John Hunter , from Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog , says “ One item I think every leader should have in their IDP is to continue to improve coaching their staff. It will change the relationship you have with your employees, subordinates, colleagues, spouse and family.

Scenario Planning - build alternative futures.

Management Craft

Here is how Tom defines scenario planning (from his website): "Scenario planning is a discipline for building alternative futures in which decisions can be played out for the purposes of changing thinking, improving decision-making, fostering individual, team, and organizational learning, and improving performance. Scenario planning is focused on a continuously changing environment and makes it a part of planning.

Are Your Employees Mad As Hell and Not Going to Take It Anymore?

Tanveer Naseer

And with the current uncertainties over whether the world is about to enter a double-dip recession, it’s unlikely that we’ll see some form of an employee exodus from these organizations where poor working environments continue to persist, if not worsen over time. As we continue to move forward into the Information Age, the ability of organizations to succeed and thrive will no longer be dependent on the equipment or other tangible factors as it did during the Industrial Age.

Fatal Five Failure Factors of Culture Change Efforts

The Practical Leader

The “ Shift Happens “ video (my last post) vividly illustrates these dramatic and accelerating changes. History teaches that tectonic change can be an agent of organizational destruction or renewal. Not Building Cause and Capacity for Continuous Change.

3 Small Steps for a CEO, One Giant Leap for a Leader

In the CEO Afterlife

They spearhead innovation by ensuring their organization’s cultural norm is continuous change and creativity. This infographic from the Wall Street Journal captured the typical work week of a Chief Executive Officer in November of 2009.

How to Select the Right Freelancer for the Work

Harvard Business Review

As organizations confront new competitive challenges and disruptive technologies, an agile approach to talent provides both a means of rapid strategic change, as well as a way to increase strategic capability.

How To Use Your Leadership to Inspire Greatness

Tanveer Naseer

I’m especially proud of the changes I’ve been able to put in place for my employees in regards to work-life balance, recognition, and leadership development.

The Dawning of the Age of Flex Labor

Harvard Business Review

Continued improvements to services like Skype and Google Hangouts. The increased difficulty of saving for retirement from continually changing benefits programs. The prevailing paradigm of people working as full-time employees for a single organization has outlived its usefulness. It produces excess volatility over the business cycle, resulting in measurable economic costs — both to people and to the companies they work for.

To Make Better Decisions, Combine Datasets

Harvard Business Review

Indeed, as I argued in Harvard Business Review , complex systems with their continually changing interrelationships often defy understanding by using conventional means. A complicated system is somewhat like a complicated recipe.

How to Use Lateral Approach – a Powerful Tool in Managing Projects (and beyond)?

Utpal Writes

In today’s fast paced world, project and lives are getting more complex and continuously changing. Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. ~ Tony Robbins. What used work twenty years ago, is no longer effective.