Recently, Braden had the opportunity to attend the 13th Annual Change Management Conference hosted by The Conference Board. The event represented a convening of 200-plus change management professionals from around the United States. Here he shares the key takeaways.
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Integrating and adapting into one company culture can seem immense. The changes are sure to be constant, but with these changes comes new opportunities allowing us to add value to our new organization. These three tips can help.
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