Change - Beyond Frameworks

Change - Beyond Frameworks

Or, the Adaptive Organisational Culture

For years I have been utilising various change frameworks inspired by Kotter; ADKAR; Tadeo, Beake and Fink; Argyris, etc. I have found them extremely valuable and various projects and initiatives have benefited from their utilisation.  I have developed six principles for being an Adaptive Organisation.  If these principles exist, the organisation will adapt more readily when sound change frameworks are then applied.

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The Place of Culture in Change Management

The Place of Culture in Change Management

Just ask yourself how many times you have heard the 'culture of the organisation' given as an explanation for the less than expected success of various initiatives. So like any risk, responsible organisational leaders will actively manage it.

It may surprise you to hear me say then, that as Change/Organisation Development (OD) practitioners, we may get the focus on culture wrong.

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Rewarding and Promoting the Professional and Technical Employee

Of course not all people perform at the same level. Typically, people grow in their capability as their learning and experience deepens and broadens. The value of the outcomes they deliver to the organisation also grows. So how do you recognise this increase in value if you do not promote them in the traditional way?

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Leadership Development – Engaging the Learners

If you want your leadership, or most other interventions, to make a difference, the key is the involvement and interaction of and with the participants. The techniques for this have been there for generations and they are still effective with the different generations. They include:

  • Case studies
  • Guided group discussions
  • Role plays
  • Experiential activities, indoor or outdoor
  • Feedback instruments
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