Recruitment Intel

By |2019-02-25T14:18:34+10:00November 25th, 2015|Categories: Recruitment|

This article examines the importance of assessing change fitness as part of the recruitment process. Are you a recruitment professional? If so, I'm sure you pride yourself in selecting the very best talent for the employment situation. You use a selection of tools to assess the suitability of candidates. But are you assessing their change fitness? Flexible and adaptable In this era of constant change, staff need to be flexible and able to deal with change. So screening [...]

Make Resistance Your Friend

By |2021-10-24T11:08:43+10:00November 25th, 2015|Categories: Change Readiness, Managing Change, Resistance|

Resistance to change is very common and it frustrates most managers. But here’s a secret: resistance doesn’t have to be a problem.  In fact, it could become the manager’s best friend. Change how you look at resistance You have to change how you look at resistance. Most managers look at resistance as something that must be squashed. They see it as an enemy that stands in the way of success. That is not a helpful way of looking [...]

Change in the Technology Age

By |2019-02-25T13:25:09+10:00November 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

It’s not front page news yet we all know it: technological change is speeding up. Some folks embrace new technology, as my 88 year old friend did when he got his first iPad this week.  But many people feel completely left behind.  The problem is they are chasing a train that is rapidly pulling away from them. Over 40% of IBM’s revenue in 2012 came from products and services that did not even exist just 2 years before. [...]

6 Mistakes Managers Should Avoid

By |2019-02-28T10:59:23+10:00November 25th, 2015|Categories: Managing Change|

When it comes to change in organisations, Kotter warns us of 6 attitudes that will lead to complacency and probable failure.  It would be great if these harmful attitudes were uncommon, but unfortunately that is not the case.  Size yourself up against them and see how you fare. We’re doing fine It’s a disturbing reality that many managers are not good at seeing problems.  Have you ever worked with managers who are blind to the fact that their [...]

Training for Change

By |2018-08-27T09:41:49+10:00November 25th, 2015|Categories: Programs|

I recently participated in a LinkedIn discussion on the topic of whether soft skills training has any lasting effect. Other contributors made some very interesting and valuable points. Some commented that the positive influence of training does not last if people return to work environments that are unsupportive of the ideas and values promoted in the training. Others proposed that soft skills training has a tendency to be theoretical, and many trainers do not take the trouble to [...]