The timeline below shows the various sources of the widely-quoted 70% change failure rate, notably John Kotter, who undertook a 10-year study of 100+ companies but provided no evidence in support of his findings, and McKinsey & Company. However, McKinsey’s … Continued
The term generative ingenuity was coined by the eminent psychologist and psychoanalyst Erik Erickson, who defined it like this: Generative ingenuity is the capacity to commit to and care for another person and enhance his or her personal growth through … Continued
David Gurteen has made a remarkable discovery: at his Knowledge Cafés, the ideal group size for effective conversation is four people. This has profound implications for everyone who designs and facilitates workshops and collaborative meetings and events. David Gurteen (pictured) is … Continued
Using the Project Prioritization Matrix During the course of an idea generation session, planning workshop or collaborative event, the working titles of potential projects are written on Post-it Notes, and participants assign each Post-it to the relevant box. Items assigned … Continued
The most widely used metaphor of change is that of a journey from the current state of affairs (often labelled ‘As Is’) to the desired state (‘To Be’). The desired state is seen as a place out there in the … Continued
What is employee engagement? Employee engagement is an emotional state where we feel passionate, energetic, and committed to our work. In turn, we fully invest our best selves — our hearts, spirits, minds, and hands — in the work we … Continued
Contents What is company culture? (a.k.a. organizational culture, corporate culture) Source: John Cutler | On Medium | On Twitter The origins and evolution of corporate culture Eric van den Steen reveals the origins of the concept of corporate culture in … Continued
In the organisational realm, the concept of resistance to change was originated by psychologist Kurt Lewin in the 1940s and subsequently misinterpreted.
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An “operating model” — how a company organizes and manages its resources to achieve its strategic ambitions — is the bridge between strategy and execution. Source: Is Your Company Actually Set Up to Support Your Strategy? by Eric Garton, Bain … Continued