Change Management

Transformation Management vs. Change Management
04/04/2016
Samuel Townsel's picture
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Samuel Townsel

Change management is a term that has been used in the industry to describe an organizational or individual change to achieve a required business outcome. Recently, a new buzzword has started to make its way into the arena by the name of transformation management. People have and will continue to use the two terms to be one in the same, but they really do mean different things. So what are the differences?

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Change, Easier Said than Done
04/07/2015
Steven McKissick's picture
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Steven McKissick

A Couple official definitions of “Change Management” are:

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Change is Coming... Whether You're Ready or Not
08/06/2014
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John Schaffer

The days of summer are nearing their end for my three children. All three will be starting new schools this year, and the most concerned is my daughter, who will be entering into junior high. She’s reasonably nervous-excited, as you’d expect of any incoming junior high student. She’s concerned about the unknown and how she will navigate through all of the new features of being in a new peer group and new school.

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Got an IWMS Strategy? Now Take the Next Step.
04/09/2014
Steven McKissick's picture
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Steven McKissick

To continue the story from my previous blog, Strategy Moves Organizations from Desire to Achievement, I wanted to highlight some critical next steps in the process. First, if you have a strategy, congratulations! That is a tough first step. The next steps are important and provide a blueprint for implementation.

People Matter
09/04/2013
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John Schaffer

When I think about my career development, I ask the man in the mirror, "What are you passionate about?" I love technology, I love solving challenging problems for my clients, I love weight lifting, and I love working on the farm, but when it boils down to it, there's nothing that I'm more passionate about than the relationships I have with people.

Expect the Expected
02/28/2013
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Mark Schaffhausen

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw

We often hear "expect the unexpected," and certainly being aware of potential risks and understanding how to mitigate them is important, even critical. But what about the assumptions we naturally make that form our expectations? Are the anticipated results often taken for granted because they're supposed to happen? I think so.

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Technology Integration Processes: What Really Works
08/30/2012
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Phil Wales

For a recent article published in the Australian FM Magazine, I addressed the important role of the “integration” of business activity with technology to dramatically eliminate manual work, increase productivity and expand the capabilities of key personnel.  Thus, I define integration fairly broadly. From a business perspective, integration is the inclusion of technology into the overall operations of a best practices organization. It represents the optimum way work should be done and enabling that work with appropriate tools - including software.

IWMS Project Management Tools - Part 1
08/15/2012
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Anthony Brown

As a consulting firm in corporate real estate, facilities, and workplace management, EBUSINESS STRATEGIES advises its clients on best practices through standardized processes and aligned technology as an enabler.  In my role of managing Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) projects for the firm, I will share about tools and practices that have worked well for us and those that could have worked well for us as a lesson learned.

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The Second Law of Change Management
06/29/2012
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Richard Jordan

The previous post looked at Newton’s First Law, what it means, and what it implies for Change Management.  Here is Newton’s First Law:

A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion.

Here is what it means for Change Management:

People will continue to ignore a needed change, and resisters will continue to resist.

Now let’s look at Newton’s Second Law:

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First Law of Change
06/28/2012
Richard Jordan's picture
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Richard Jordan

Change is a funny thing; everyone does it differently.

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