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Developing a strategic change capability

Developing a strategic change capability

The increasing pace, complexity and unpredictability of change means that being able implement change consistently will determine your future competitiveness. A strategic change capability is the extent to which an organisation is equipped to deliver change and its associated benefits again and again. In this article we outline the case for...

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Clarity of purpose – through 8 lenses

Clarity of purpose – through 8 lenses

The concept of a purpose-driven organisation has gathered a huge amount of momentum in recent years, and while there is evidence that organisations with a clarity of purpose achieve superior financial results, we must also consider the inherent importance of meaning for mental health and wellbeing. Most of the material on purpose suggests that,...

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A Culture of….? (A short boardroom story)

A Culture of….? (A short boardroom story)

Picture a boardroom. Results have been wavering and the competition are gaining ground. The executives are starting to feel the fear.. The CEO says, “I’ve been thinking about the situation. We need to take a good look at our culture. If we don’t make real changes soon, things will only get worse”... “I agree." nods the COO. "Our problem is that...

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How attractive is your change Vision?

How attractive is your change Vision?

Two important elements of a Change Strategy are the Case for Change and the Vision. While the former outlines the reasons for moving from the status quo, the Vision creates an attractive destination for people to move to. Having recently suggested eight questions to help make your Case for Change compelling, this article does the same for your...

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What makes a compelling Case for Change?

What makes a compelling Case for Change?

The Case for Change and Vision are critical elements of any Change Strategy. What is the Case for Change? The Case for Change is a statement or set of statement highlighting the rationale for changing the status quo, while the Vision sets our the aspiration of the programme. Both should consider how the change might be perceived from rational,...

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Employee Experience and Culture

Employee Experience and Culture

Culture and Employee Experience are clearly closely interrelated. If you’re not thinking about both you may be missing out on an opportunity to build a more coherent, high performing, organisation. If you change the culture of an organisation, you will inevitably change the employee experience. If you change the employee experience, will you...

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Employee Experience: Clarifying the Terminology

Employee Experience: Clarifying the Terminology

If you’re interested in the impact of your workplace on people, and indeed the impact of people on your workplace, you’ll come across many related and overlapping terms such as Culture, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement, Employee Value Proposition (EVP), and Employee Brand. Frankly, this much terminology can be confusing, and I imagine...

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