How to make change stick

Can you get people — including yourself — to start behaving in a new away?

We know what you’re thinking — people resist change. But the facts are not quite that simple. Babies are born every day to parents who, inexplicably, welcome the change. Think about the sheer magnitude of that lifestyle adjustment! Most people would never willingly agree to start working for a new “boss” who woke them up twice a night, screaming, to demand they perform trivial administrative duties.… Read more

Want to manage change … here are 8 ways to plan it

Last week I outlined a rationale for effectively implementing change within your organisation.

This week I’ll review the formal frameworks you could select to underpin and support that change… we’ve talked about what and why… now here’s how.

Support your changes with a formal framework

Without a set framework to follow you don’t stand a chance of being able to consistently deploy and track any changes made in your organization.… Read more

Why change your Change management?

We appear to be in a state of constant change- reacting to a changing economy, reacting to political change, reacting to environmental change… all these external factors mean we need to recalibrate our strategies and potentially change course.

How can executives better cope with change?

If you give your managers a complicated process to follow (especially one which takes time to figure out how to complete and is slow to implement) they will probably do the bare minimum they need to meet that process while cutting corners where they can.… Read more

Fake metrics for fake followers

Recent controversy has raised the lid, yet again, on fake metrics for online viewership of everything.

Take something as seemingly simple as how we measure web traffic. Metrics should be the most real thing on the internet: They are countable, trackable, and verifiable, and their existence undergirds the advertising business that drives our biggest social and search platforms. Yet not even Facebook, the world’s greatest data–gathering organization, seems able to produce genuine figures.… Read more

What to look for in our 2019 economy

As Mark Twain never said, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you think you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

Over the course of this year and next, the biggest economic risks will emerge in those areas where investors think recent patterns are unlikely to change.

They will include

  • a growth recession in China,
  • a rise in global long-term real interest rates and
  • – a crescendo of populist economic policies that undermine the credibility of central bank independence, resulting in higher interest rates on “safe” advanced-country government bonds.
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