Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Monthly Insight: Connecting Dots in Change Management Sep. 2016

Change is the only constant, indeed, even change itself changes.

Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. This is the bureaucracy’s way of meeting the challenges. People, process, technology, how can you connect the right dots, in order to improve the success rate of change initiatives?


  Connecting Dots in Change Management

  • Innovation vs. Change Management? Innovation is value creation in a different way or to a different element of the business; there are both disruptive innovation and incremental innovation as well. So is innovation just another word for change; or does innovation management align with change management? Change and innovation share a common DNA, which is 'change' nature. But they are still different; each one has different motivators and must be managed differently. Innovation is a collection of thoughts, ideas, or efforts used to bring about or manage change to a desirable outcome. Not all change management is innovative however innovation only exists to bring about change. Innovations do not need to be new however they should at the very least implement an existing method, idea, or resource in a new way, thereby making it innovative to the particular challenge at hand?

  • Change vs. Improvement? Change is the only constant, indeed, even change itself changes, but more than two third of organizational change management effort fails, what’s the change all about, why is change so hard, is Change equal to improvement?

  • Change vs. Transformation? Change or Transformation is at every progressive organization's agenda, are they the same or have differences? What's leading to change or on the journey of transformation?

  • Persuasion vs. Manipulation: Persuasion is the action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something." "Manipulation is the skillful handling, controlling or using of something or someone. " ( Persuasion is not manipulation, but whether the one is more negative than the other depends on who is making the assessment, and what’s the best way to solve the problem. Is persuasion more informative and manipulation more forceful?

  • Goals vs. Objectives: Can you Guarantee Achievement of them? The term OBJECTIVE really starts out in the publication of "The Practice of Management" by Peter Drucker. He defines the term ‘objective as the larger 'end point'. He further defines OBJECTIVES as being achieved through a sub-collection of 'supporting goals' - the children of the parent objective; and then the story further illustrates that 'objectives' are 'owned' by the 'institution 'the team' and the corporation, the organization. Are goals owned by individuals as personal contributions to the 'collective achievement' of the Objectives?

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