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How to brief a business transformation consultancy

Two people preparing a brief for a business transformation consultancy
25 Apr 2019

If you’ve decided you need the services of a business transformation consultancy, setting out a clear brief now is time well invested. In this blog, David Cruise, Director of Business Transformation, shares seven key pieces of information he looks for in a brief. It's a simple checklist that could save you hours of time later on.

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10 things I wish I'd known for my first Workday implementation

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24 Jan 2019

Over several years consulting on Workday projects, David Cruise has developed a deep understanding of what makes for a successful implementation. In this blog, he explains ten lessons he's learned that he wishes he'd known for his first in-house Workday project.

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Driving €17m savings for AVIS

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20 Dec 2018

Our latest case study explains how Change Associates saved Avis Budget Group achieve savings of €17m.

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4 ways to create the agile organisation

26 Oct 2018

Organisational agility, by which I mean anticipating and organising resources around change in order to keep up with trends and developments in tech, has become a priority for business. It is becoming clearer that successful organisations navigate and even promote continuous change to remain agile, resilient and relevant. How can an organisation establish this organisational agility? Here are f...

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The importance of leadership for successful change

Time for a new kind of leader
3 Oct 2018

While most organisations recognise the importance of developing leaders, few invest in leadership. Yet in this time of rapid change, where competitors can emerge overnight, the impact of leadership on the success of any change project cannot be underestimated. Organisations need to be ‘change ready’ and this must be enabled by leadership. A leader’s challenge is to set the scene...

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The hard and soft sides of change management - are we getting the balance right?

21 Sep 2018

The roots of change management have been traced back to the beginning of the last century when anthropologist Arnold Van Gennep began documenting rites of passage all over the world. He identified three core stages – separating from the present; going through change; and establishing a future state.  Social scientists influenced much of the early thinking around change management, with ...

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Reshaping local government capability – for society and for the bottom line

3 Aug 2018

Our research into trends in both the public and private sectors has resulted in a set of research insights that includes recommendations for council leaders looking to implement change. Through our work with authorities and their leaders, we understand the critical elements needed to drive transformation in the sector.

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Digital Transformation creates a new role for HR Leadership

2 Mar 2018

Digital transformation is bringing more with it than new IT strategies and tools. It requires fundamental business change and new ways of collaborating and delivering services within the business. This places HR leaders and their teams in a business-critical position to become drivers of change.

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The future of business transformation

9 Feb 2018

As the rate of change accelerates and the type of change becomes more diverse so the ubiquity of business transformation will become even greater. And organisations will need to get much better at handling it. How can they do this?

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What is business transformation?

Dictionary definition of Transformation
10 Jul 2017

Failing to find a satisfying definition of Business Transformation, David Cruise presents his own. Do you agree?

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