Change Management

How Not to Hate Change: Be Ready For It

This is part two of a three-part look at how companies can manage change in meaningful ways that make sense for individual employees and the organization as a whole. Today’s post focuses on the role of learning and development in…

4 Reasons Change Is Becoming More Complex

We are living in the new age of wonder where astute questions put us on the path of fascinating possibilities through the allure of utopian manifestations coupled with the sinister beckoning of dystopian outcomes. This dilemma of harvesting rich rewards…

The Biggest Issue Facing HR May Be Managing Change

PIHRA’s California conference, which concluded yesterday, is, in many ways, similar to other large HR conferences anywhere in the U.S. One of the two or three largest HR conferences, the PIHRA conference offers the usual assortment of workshops, certifications, networking…

When Getting Angry Is a Positive

What if getting angry at work is a good thing? Heresy! Blasphemy! Sin! you say? Not to Susan Bernstein, a PhD executive coach and leadership consultant. Now don’t go thinking she’s suggesting you need a rage room, or that everyone…

What It Takes to Become An Agile Organization

To survive, organizations must anticipate, prepare and respond to the challenges of a changing world and evolving workplace. To thrive, organizations must seek to become agile, functioning effectively and efficiently even as they adapt to new, rapid and ongoing forces…

Stop Managing By the Book and Start Innovating

Right now, your company likely has 21st century Internet-enabled business processes, mid-20th century management processes, all built atop 19th century management principles. While no company would put up with a 1940’s-era phone system, or forgo the efficiency enhancing benefits of…

3 Steps to Making Feedback A Habit

The strongest way to make a new culture stick is by transforming new behaviors into regular habits. To really make feedback a part of your culture, follow these steps: 1. Training First, really make sure the behaviors your employees are…