Pump Up Your Change Management Competencies

China Gorman

IBM recently released an executive report: “Making change work… while the work keeps changing – How change architects lead and manage organizational change.” Change Architects capitalize on “the vortex of change permeating every aspect of business.”

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And while a search for “change management” produced only 10,000 titles, that subject is quickly playing catch-up. As history has shown time and again, developing competent leaders is one of the quintessential ingredients for long-term success in any venture.

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Tenets of Effective Change Management

Employee Communications Council

Change management is often overlooked as a crucial component of any corporate structure. Most managers and business leaders believe that the time to bring in a change agent is when processes are broken, communications have ground to a halt, and the company is losing business.

Skills and Competencies: What is the Difference?


Nearly every day, we hear business people discuss the skills and competencies their employees need to succeed. The two terms, “skills” and “competencies,” are used together so often that many people think of them as synonyms. Should “skills” and “competencies” be used interchangeably?

Why Change Management Innovators Should Work with Influencers

Flimp Communications

The term change management describes approaches that aid everyone from individuals to entire companies to make organizational changes. A perpetual challenge of change management is selling these changes to your workforce. A Need for Change Management.

4 Ways to Stay Ahead of Change Management

Business2Community Leadership

A change initiative can test the competence and endurance of even the best companies. One of the key differentiators that set successful companies apart is their ability to effectively manage change and position themselves to capitalize on future opportunities.

Around the Bonfyre: Talking Change Management Strategy with EY’s Eric Biegansky


The disruptive nature of change is now a constant. Ernst & Young (EY), a multinational professional services firm, specializes in managing and advising for these transformations, helping to mitigate risk and maximize adoption of desired change systems, processes, and behaviors.

Change Management in the Workplace: Why Do Employees Resist It?


We’ve all heard the saying that “change is always good,” right? Change is a constant at every organization, but employees have quickly become the number one opponent of change. Do you love change management? If so, you most likely also hate bad management of change.

The 3 Most Impactful Leadership Competencies

Business2Community Leadership

There is an emphasis on maintaining employee morale and high levels of productivity in an increasingly complex and changing business environment. Whether they are balancing an organization’s short term needs against its long term goals or working to secure buy-in for difficult change initiatives, agile leaders have become an essential part of talent management strategies in organizations of all sizes and across multiple industries.

How Integrated Business Planning Supports Change Management

SAP Innovation

In this final blog I will discuss issues, needs and solutions related to behavioral change management and how IBP is part of the solution. Never underestimate the magnitude of resistance to change. By creating doubt one can overcome resistance to change.

Finding Hidden Treasures – Mining for Employee Competencies

Effortless HR

What are competencies? Competencies represent the behavioral, technical, and motivational requirements for successful performance in a given role or job. A competency is usually defined as a grouping of related: Behaviors. So, why are competencies important? Identifying the needed competencies make recruiting easier and can help in coaching and training employees. What competencies do they have that can be seen, heard, or documented by colleagues and clients?

Preparing the Organization and Managing Change

New to HR

The talent management industry will always be responsible for introducing workforce changes, whether it is controversial or universally accepted. Organizing change in the multiple levels of the generational workforce. Preparing employees for change through skills development.

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There’s a Good Reason Why HR Should Lead Change Initiatives

TLNT: The Business of HR

Change management is about people, performance and leadership, ergo, one would think HR should be leading the charge (or at least playing a major role). HR Insights HR Management Change management HR HR competencies HR management HR trends HR values Leadership Management

HR Disrupted: The Next Agenda for Transformation and Delivering Value

TLNT: The Business of HR

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Using Core Competencies to Identify and Develop Your High Potential Leaders

HR Daily Advisor

Also, most organizations use some type of leadership competency model for this purpose. However, most of these competency models are only loosely related to the organization’s strategic objectives, resulting in sub-optimal succession planning and leadership development programs.

Reforming Corporate Culture in Financial Services Firms


The only way to enforce these soft laws is through a company culture that demands competence, dependability, honesty and proficiency of every employee in every circumstance. Change Management Company Culture Leadership People Analytics$101 billion.

Fundamental Change to Oranization Structure and Governance

Conversation Matters

For the first time since the industrial revolution, organizations are changing at a fundamental level. The change is very much a work in progress in most organizations. The elements of this fundamental change are: Networked structure. Changed role of leaders.

Global HR Competencies ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital (HCM)

Strategic HCM

1 global online influencer in talent management. #6 Social Advantage (Management 2.0 SuccessFactors Performance and Talent Management Blog. Global HR Competencies. So perhaps the issue isnt the amount of change, but what this means about how you might use the frameworks.

The 15 Keys Of Successfully Managing Change

TLNT: The Business of HR

Organizational Development has come a long way from languishing in the shadows of HR to being widely recognized as the primary driver of core organizational competencies through targeted interventions.

Mentoring and Training: Managing the Generational Shift in Today’s Workforce


However, as Baby Boomers delay retirement in increasing numbers, friction is occurring as growing numbers of Millennials enter the workforce and find themselves at odds with their Boomer managers and Gen X counterparts.

New Data Tells Some Surprising Truths about Millennials

TLNT: The Business of HR

Most employers say that competing for talent is one of their greatest challenges. HR News & Trends Talent Management Best practices Change management Engagement Generational issues HR management HR News HR trends talent management

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How to Deal With a Ruthlessly Competitive Boss

TLNT: The Business of HR

Americans love to compete. HR Management Talent Management Change management Company culture HR management Management talent management

Employee Offboarding: How to Communicate with Departing Employees

Flimp Communications

Don’t hesitate to communicate the change to everyone. As soon as you know for certain that an employee is leaving, communicate this change to the workforce. When co-workers suspect someone’s leaving or that any kind of change is afoot, the rumors start.

A Few Thoughts About Winning

Something Different

Given two (or more) competing objectives – no matter how far apart – I figure out a way to bring everyone together and leave (mostly) happy about the end resolution… whatever it may be. Change Management General Management HR Strategy conflict resolution hr human resources

Today’s Business Dilemma: How to Develop More Enterprise Leaders

TLNT: The Business of HR

This dissatisfaction with current leaders is not because they ineffectively demonstrate leadership competencies. Leadership Best practices Change management Company culture enterprise leader HR communications HR management Management

How To Get Through An Organizational Change


Organizational change is often disorienting, uncomfortable, and even scary. For employees, our Everwise community offered great advice for navigating the rough waters of change: Understand Why. Begin by understanding the “why” behind the change.

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Holacracy – Mushroom Comparisons Aside, It’s an Uphill Slog towards Acceptance

The People Equation

When CEO Tony Hsieh sent out an all-company email informing his Zappos team that they were moving completely to the Holacracy organizational structure of self-management, the story was huge. Changes in the workplace cultural landscape take decades to take hold.

HR’s Role in the Post-Bureaucratic Organization


WorkHuman 2016 speaker Dr. Gary Hamel, director of the Management Innovation eXchange , is not a fan of bureaucracy (to put it lightly). We discussed what a post-bureaucratic organization looks like and how HR can be better facilitators of change platforms as opposed to change programs.

Developing Global Leaders: It’s Happening, But Not Quickly Enough

TLNT: The Business of HR

As i4cp discusses in the report, The purposeful development of global competencies and capabilities among leaders is essential to organizational effectiveness and competitive edge.”

5 Ways to Adapt to an Aging Workforce

Career Partners International

In today’s environment of rapid change, forward-thinking organizations recognize the need for strategic workforce planning. And beyond the value and competence older employees can bring to the workforce, there is the issue of cognitive diversity.

Taking a Supply Chain Approach to Solving the Skills Gap

TLNT: The Business of HR

It’s an issue that organizations seem consistently faced with today: A lack of skilled workers that can further their growth, success, and ability to compete with competitors. that are failing to keep pace with the changing needs of the economy.

Reasons Why People Resist or Support Organizational Change

Workplace Psychology

Change Management | Credit: annatodica. “Change can generate deep resistance in people and in organizations, thus making it difficult, if not impossible, to implement organizational improvements.” Level of Trust in Management & Organization.

Reasons Why People Resist or Support Organizational Change

Workplace Psychology

Change Management | Credit: annatodica. “Change can generate deep resistance in people and in organizations, thus making it difficult, if not impossible, to implement organizational improvements.” Level of Trust in Management & Organization.

Transition vs. Transform: Using M&A as a catalyst for HR transformation

Bersin with Deloitte

In an earlier post, we discussed why M&A should be a critical competency for HR , but whether or not an organization has strong M&A capabilities, the decision of when to transform will serve as a guiding principle for how to organize HR to support the business during the M&A.

What If It Was Okay To Be Friends With Your Employees?

Conversation Matters

One item said, “Occasionally, it is necessary for a manager to lie to or deceive others in his/her organization in order to achieve organizational objectives.” After all, managers have to stay in role and not get too friendly with employees.