Category Archives: change planning

Talking Innovation and Digital Transformation on DisrupTV

DisrupTV co-hosts R “Ray” Wang and Vala Afshar in Episode 63 recently sat down with Innovation Excellence co-Founder Braden Kelley to chat about a range of innovation, digital transformation and organizational change topics. DisrupTV is a weekly Web series that airs live at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET every Friday. Brought to you by ...

The Eleven Change Roles

Change is Hard Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail. To help make change less overwhelming, and instead more visual and more collaborative, I set out to create the Change Planning ...

Planning Your Changes for 2017

2017 promises to be a year of unprecedented change. As a result, it will be imperative for managers to empower themselves with the tools that will help effectively lead the change initiatives that will be required to cope with political and economic turmoil and threats from digital entrants intent on disrupting the industry your company ...

Building the Case for Successful Change

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Will Sherlin of 3PillarGlobal about my latest book Charting Change on The Innovation Engine podcast. In this conversation we focused on how to make change efforts stick within any organization. Among the topics we discuss are how non-software companies can still benefit ...

Measuring Change Readiness

Measuring Change ReadinessDuring the course of any change initiative many different challenges will appear, and the most successful change efforts will anticipate those challenges and have a plan for dealing with them. Part of that anticipation begins with identifying how ready the organization is for change. The Change Planning Toolkit™ is designed to assist your change planning team by making the planning process easier with its collection of 50+ frameworks, methodologies and other tools. One of the keys to change planning success is carefully identifying the prerequisites for change, including: Continue reading

The Big Change Management Lie

The Big Change Management LieThe idea that people always resist change is a lie, and it is extremely damaging to organization's seeking to increase their organizational agility. The truth is that people only resist changes that they either do not understand or for which they do not interpret there to be benefits great enough to offset the costs of their participation. The truth is also that the natural response to a potential change in an organization is greatly impacted by the level of trust in an organization. Continue reading

Architecting the Organization for Change

Architecting the Organization for ChangeIn my last article and the first free download from the Change Planning Toolkit™ on The Five Keys to Successful Change™ we looked at the five different disciplines that must come together to make any organizational change effort (or even a project) successful. They included: Continue reading

The Five Keys to Successful Change

5 Keys to Successful ChangeMy second book, a followup to Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire, is in the copy editing process and will be coming out soon. While my first book helped people identify and remove barriers to innovation, my next book is designed to make the process of planning change efforts less overwhelming and more human. Continue reading