015: How to Deal with Resistance to Change | Featuring Megan Burns

Engaging Leader

Guest Megan Burns is a consultant, speaker, & managing director of Operations Strategy Consulting. She has more than 15 years of industrial engineering and supply chain management experience. Video: How to Use a Stakeholder Analysis to Identify Audience Members. Guest Megan Burns is a consultant, speaker, & managing director of Operations Strategy Consulting. ©iStockphoto.com/AnsonLu.

It’s Never Been More Important for Big Companies to Listen to Local Communities

Harvard Business

For example, the delays associated with social conflict at large mining operations can run in the vicinity of $20 million per week. Yet the same companies that spend months and millions tweaking operational details devote only a small fraction of their resources to understanding and addressing the social risks they face. ” Building and sustaining local stakeholder support for a major investment is the new frontier of successful management and risk assessment.

Before a Merger, Consider Company Cultures Along with Financials

Harvard Business Review

Management is usually shocked to find the degree of differences that exist between their two, soon to be merged, organizations — and too few actively consider these integration challenges before the deal. Understanding the cultural dynamics of the acquired organization, including how they operate, the manner in which they develop their talent, how are they motivated to succeed, and their executive management decision making style.