How to support individual change as part of your organizational change management plan

What can you do to support individual change as part of your broader change management efforts? In this article, we offer a few suggestions:

  • Understand basic theories that explain why people choose to act (or not).

  • Engage with end users to identify the specific change barriers and enablers that are likely to impact your efforts.

  • Select the “best” intervention to address the barriers you’ve identified — which, to be fair, is easier said than done.

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Governance — why you need more than a RACI and Decision Rights template to get it right. [Examples and Tools]

When it comes to roles and decision-making on change projects, people often like to keep things fuzzy...it takes more than a template to change that. In this article, I review the evidence linking governance with success, as well as provide models and tips to help you align your governance approach to your context. 

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HARD LESSONS: Helping your team learn from failure. [Facilitation Guide]

Especially during challenging times, team learning requires honest reflection to identify team behaviors or practices that may be contributing to poor performance. Such conversations can be tricky to facilitate and, for that reason, are often skipped. Don't miss your opportunity to help your team uncover learning that can transform its performance. Here's one way to do it. 

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Improving Teamwork: 9 Things to Consider

Those of us involved in implementation understand intuitively how critical collective effort is for success. That said, as practitioners, we may not have a firm grounding in what it is, exactly, that helps or inhibits teamwork.  If that's the case for you, read on!  In this post, we highlight nine factors to consider when working to build an effective team. 

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The one thing you should absolutely do to become an expert planner.

As it turns out, simply being aware of what experts do won't ensure you become one.  Rather, if you want to build expertise in a particular area, such as planning, research indicates there is one thing you should do.  And because even an expert can't do it alone, we offer three tips on how to help your team, help you plan. 

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Planning lessons from Goldilocks...the trick is getting it 'just right'.

Recently a reader asked for advice on how to effectively execute the planning phase of implementation when leaders, sponsors, or team members want to just skip it and start doing stuff already! Research shows that you can do too little planning, but also that you can do too much.  How do you get it 'just right'?  Read on!

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