When you understand the three phases of change, you have a much better chance to reach your objectives. Here are four impportant steps to help your team navigate the phases of change — from creating a clear view and moving quickly, to communicating continuously and recognizing early achievements.
Projects require people and organizations to change ... sometimes during execution, inevitably upon completion. Right in the middle is the project manager, who must communicate up, down and sideways to overcome resistance, gather influence and develop a sense of ownership among those affected.
Our webinar Lean-Driven Project Management shared some lean principles and practices and gave examples of how they could be used in a large variety of projects. Here, the presenter continues the conversation with this Q&A session that followed his presentation.
As project management matures and individual professionals take on larger efforts, change management skills become vital because leading people will only become more important. How can you overcome resistance, inertia and other worthy opponents?
The pace of change is accelerating, and for many people (and companies) things are changing so fast that they feel overwhelmed and retreat to the familiar instead of embracing the change. In fact, we are approaching a tipping point where what is becoming interesting to the young is not the new, but the old.
Change is a team sport, and there are many different roles for people to play. With this in mind, the author has created a list to identify the 11 roles that are important to the forming of a balanced and successful change leadership team.
Most major organizational initiatives require visible, unambiguous, short-term wins to persuade skeptics and marginalize cynics. Strategic change leaders need to identify the low-risk actions within the larger effort that will have the widest impact, and then publicize the results. Here are helpful tips and real-world examples.
"There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself."