Change Management

Drive change through people with the right communication and approaches

Because change is constant, organizations need to drive change through people rather than driving people through change. With the right communication and approaches, your employees can withstand drastic or even small organizational changes without a negative impact on business results. Learn about the need for and process of finding “change architects” to facilitate the organization’s movement through a change initiative, using “broadcasters” to communicate the change with stories and data, and having “coaches” to address the personal resistances of change. Accountability and ownership for change are diffused throughout the organization.

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Defining Employee Engagement and Initiating Change

March 31, 2016 | Anna Burke | HCI

Employee engagement is talked about often but rarely clearly defined.  Learn about the meaning of employee engagement, what the data shows and steps to take to help improve it, as well as how companies are approaching the employee engagement challenge.

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Talent Pulse 3.1 - HR's Role in Change Management

March 23, 2016 | Jenna Filipkowski | Human Capital Institute

Continuous change is the reality in our fast-paced world. Oftentimes, we find ourselves having change fatigue when everything is in a constant state of flux. In addition, it is difficult to gain support for change initiatives and most of them ...

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Essential Tips for Navigating Fundamental Corporate Change

March 4, 2016 | Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq. | HCI

As major corporate transactions go — the larger and more complex the undertaking, the thornier it can be to navigate. If you've ever been on the front lines (or thick in the weeds, for that matter) of a merger, acquisition, divestiture, dissolution, liquidation or similar pursuit, you're probably all too familiar with the labyrinthine process. 

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New Employee Orientation: The Secret Tool of Organizational Change Management

February 11, 2016 | Amy Hirsh Robinson | HCI

An effective New Employee Orientation (NEO) ensures the engagement, retention and acculturation of new employees. It also serves as a crucial lever to attaining cultural transformation in an organization. If your company has embarked on a culture change or recognizes that the culture (and consequently, the behaviors and attitudes of employees) must change to drive better business results, it is best to focus on employees at the beginning of their tenure, when they are most impressionable. It is during these first days, weeks and months with a new employer that employees decide whether they will be champions of change within the company, become disgruntled and leave, or stay and become toxic by upholding the “old” culture.  

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What’s HR’s Role in Change Management?

February 7, 2016 | Ben Baran, Ph.D. | HCI

Is human resources (HR) the organizational function that must lead when dealing with organizational change?

Or is managing change a fundamental leadership competency that a wide array of people from every function should have or develop? If that’s the case, should HR professionals themselves try to be change agents?