Change is “merely” the act of altering, modifying, or replacing something with something else that is perceived as being newer or better. In theory, this should be desirable and exciting. In reality, the act of changing is fraught with emotions because the future is (and will always be) unknown. Change can strike fear and dread … Continue reading 5 Myths About Change(and what to do instead)
The coronavirus has challenged our basic assumptions and the way we move through our lives. It is something rarely seen in the medical community. Its incubation period may make us unknowing carriers who unintentionally inflict harm on others. It is a frightening reality with global implications. In addition to these health concerns, the coronavirus has … Continue reading During a Pandemic, Be Curious and Ask Fearlessly
Attention all HR practitioners! You are in the ideal position to create fundamental, transformational change in your organization! You can be the catalyst for bringing the human back into human resources! The question is: will you? Organizational leaders far too often treat human resources as the bastard child (or at least the distant cousin) in … Continue reading Why Should HR Care About Burnout?
Vision. Mission. Values. Culture. These are fundamental tools in the creation of a resilient, supportive environment that engages its workers. If you’ve never attempted to create any of these inspirational intangible organizational assets, you’re in for a treat – plus a lot of frustration and (often) confusion. Creating these motivational beacons to guide employees through … Continue reading The One-Word Vision for Focus and Resiliency
(This is part 1 in a 5-part series on why change initiatives fail.) Throughout the years, researchers have discovered that 70% of organizational change initiatives fail. One of the primary reasons cited is the ambiguity associated with making "change." Qualitative metrics are often ignored. Aligning the outcomes with economic realities are often over-emphasized. Human fears … Continue reading Why Change Initiatives Fail: Position Power vs. Network Power