Change management has been around for a long time...so you'd think we'd finally get it right. But, unfortunately, studies have consistently found that 70% of change initiatives ultimately fail to achieve their desired results. That means that the tumultuous work environment and emotional/physical toll on workers resulted in the status quo rather than the idealized … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why 70% of Change Initiatives Fail: After 60 Years, We Still Don’t Get It
Should we expect to find compassion in our workplaces – or should we check our emotions at the door in order to be more productive at work? Is workplace compassion a “nice to have” bonus at work – or is it an organizational imperative for innovation and profitability? According to recent research, compassion may be … Continue reading The Compassionate Workplace: What It Is, Why It’s Missing, and How It Contributes to Organizational Success
When was the last time that you told an employee to "make it happen?" Did you stress the importance of putting forth the necessary effort? Did you reinforce the urgency of the request? If you're like most managers, you probably did all these things. But were these requests to "make it happen" actually met? This is the … Continue reading Inadequate Resources, Poor Performance, and Employee Burnout: Are Managers to Blame?
What's your number? In business, organizational leaders rely on the financial and quantitative metrics that reveal how they've done in the recent or not so recent past. Skilled analysts can then parse the data to reveal trends that can benefit or hurt the company's profitability and sustainability. Numbers matter. But do you rely exclusively on … Continue reading Understanding the “Why” Is More Important Than Understanding “How Much”
If you're the leader of a change initiative, you're probably energized at its potential outcomes -- but if you're the target of organizational change, you're probably terrified at the unknown future that it will bring. So, how do you create change while still addressing the very human fear of the unknown future? In other … Continue reading The No Man’s Land of Change: The Paradox of Change and Stability