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
Organizational change. These few words strike dread in the heart of not only the employees who are being asked to change, but also the change leaders who are in charge of those changes. Throughout my practice, I've discovered that some well-change management advice -- although well-meaning -- often is based on assumptions about what change … Continue reading Organizational Change: Myth, Facts, and Reality
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?