There can be little question that technology is rapidly transforming business and is a key to competitive advantage for many companies. But just throwing technology at your staff won’t magically solve problems or open up opportunities.
Category: Change Management
Massive changes occur regularly in the workplace, be it a merger or acquisition, new leadership, a new direction, growth, or downsizing. Such changes often require training managers, supervisors, and sometimes staff on new policies and new tasks, among other things.
Today’s business environment is extremely dynamic. Not only are new technologies rapidly shifting what is possible in terms of product and service offerings and modes of delivery, but an increasingly global economy means that new competitors can emerge from any corner of the globe. Add to that the fact that consumer tastes and preferences are […]
Turnover in the United States is higher than many people think. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the turnover rate across a wide range of industries in the private sector was over 47.4% annually in 2017, and that number has increased steadily from 42.3% in 2013. So, businesses need to be prepared to lose […]
In a previous post, we discussed the challenges that come with employee turnover and that those challenges aren’t limited to top-level executives. At any level, employee turnover means losing someone with institutional knowledge, the potential to sidetrack or at least impede progress on ongoing projects, and forcing employers to spend months onboarding replacements.
Managers know that employee personnel assignments are rarely static. Business needs and staffing availability can change frequently, and businesses need the flexibility to move personnel into new roles. Sometimes, this involves hiring a new employee, but often, it involves a promotion or lateral movement for an existing employee.
Managers can be so busy at work sometimes that it’s almost inconceivable for them to think about anything beyond the present day or even hour. And, while many business leaders wisely set aside time to think about 1-year, 3-year, or 5-year plans, far too few spend time thinking about where their current workforces will be […]
Did you know that since the 1970s, there has been a consistent 60% to 70% failure rate for organizational change projects? And according to experts, this high failure rate is the direct result of “change battle fatigue,” where employees give up on change projects because of things like poor communication, ill will, unresolved feelings from […]
According to research gathered by Ambient Insight, the U.S. mobile learning market will reach $2.1 billion next year, and global mobile learning revenues will reach $14.5 billion. And this will most likely be due to the number of people joining the mobile workforce, which is expected to double or even triple in size in 2018 […]
In a modern workplace, so much of what employees do relies on software. And while there are plenty of programs like Microsoft Office that are more or less ubiquitous and widely used by virtually everyone, there are many other functions for which there are multiple options for software providers.
Adding to yesterday’s post, here are more best practices you can follow to ensure change is better received and executed across your organization.