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Change Management

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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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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Making change happen in the public sector

change must happen
12 Jan 2018

As the pace of change continues to accelerate, so the type of change is also becoming ever more diverse. Digital, generational, cultural – each type of change brings with it new demands for new solutions. What remains consistent though is the now routine task of prioritising services in the face of funding reductions and this never becomes easier. At Change Associates we work across the UK publi...

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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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How do you transform your people proposition? Real life transformation enabled by HRIS – a case study approach

17 May 2017

Change Associates recently welcomed fifteen guests to a select HRIS event in partnership with Workday at Home House. We are immensely grateful to Ger Hussey of GSK and Martin Jackson of Grant Thornton for their open and honest case study accounts of their own HRIS-enabled people transformations. We’ve put together a synopsis of these stories below – drawing out the key points made by our speak...

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Building a major government department's procurement capability - a case study

23 Nov 2015

A reform review of a large government ministry concluded that the department needed to build on the strengths of its constituent elements and the wider Civil Service in a way that 'ensures the whole is more than the sum of its parts'. This meant devolving the previously centralised approach to procurement and capability management to five divisions. As part of this process, the department asked it...

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Organisational change: a formula to empower and grow talent

2 Nov 2015

Organisational improvement projects, which involve the design of a new structure or model, invariably create "change". Typical change challenges faced by individuals include being re-evaluated, moving to a new team, following new reporting lines, adapting to new ways of working and simply going through uncertain times. Of course, the design (of a new organisational model, governance system, set of...

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