This is Your Brain on Organizational Change - Walter McFarland by Walter McFarland | 11:00 AM October 16, 2012 Why can’t we change our organizations? Year after year, the list of companies that no longer exist because they were unable to evolve continues to grow. Managing Resistance to Change Bio Jason Little is an Organizational Change Coach currently using the Lean Startup method to implement Lean in a medium sized, public sector organization. Andrew Annett is Organizational Change Coach currently using Lean Startup methods to facilitate adopting new ways of organizing work in the public-sector and to students at the University of Waterloo. This popular conference has sold out each year, providing attendees and sponsors with numerous opportunities to benefit from this lively, informative and interactive event.This year we are growing the conference to be the largest yet - moving to a larger venue and increasing capacity to meet the large demand. As a result, Agile Tour Toronto ’12 will now feature even more interactive sessions, workshops and plenty of opportunities to network than ever. Whether you are new to Agile or have a lot of experience, this conference promises to deliver value to all levels of expertise.
Leren uit ervaringen: Durf de lat hoog te leggen » Mensenkennis.be Posted on 4, February 2013 in Category Algemene psychologie, Bedrijfspsychologie Zowel in het onderwijs als in het bedrijfsleven wint ervaringsleren aan belang. Formele opleidingsprogramma’s die plaatsvinden in een traditionele klascontext worden steeds vaker aangevuld met informele leermethodes, zoals ‘werkplekleren’, ‘on-the-job learning’, stages en ‘learning by doing’. Ook wetenschappers doen de laatste jaren meer en meer onderzoek naar hoe mensen kunnen leren uit ervaringen. Uit welke ervaringen leer je het meest? Charles Handy Model of Organization Culture What is an organization ? An organization is a setup where individuals (employees) come together to work for a common goal. It is essential for the employees to work in close coordination, deliver their level bests and achieve the targets within the stipulated time frame for the smooth functioning of the organization.
Resistance To Change People have an innate resistance to change (Craine, 2007). “When people are in their comfort zones, they feel in control of their lives and work” (Craine, 2007, p. 44). Resistance to change is natural (Atkinson, 2005). Mijn “trials” van de afgelopen 2 weken Het zou zo mooi zijn als docenten zouden durven toegeven: Ik weet niet hoe het moet. Waarom en wat daarvoor nodig is? Daar wordt en is al veel over geschreven. Why real life needs real trials Finding out what works is a serious business and this is a brilliantly simple way to do less harm and save money I sometimes feel that if only politicians and civil servants had a “Ladybird Book of Randomised Policy Trials”, they’d understand why such trials were a brilliantly simple way for Whitehall to do more good, less harm and save money. Well, I have hugely encouraging news to report: the “Ladybird Book of Randomised Policy Trials” now exists. Better than that, it’s not just some academic flight of fancy. It is the result of a collaboration between two academic experts, Professor David Torgerson and Dr Ben Goldacre, and two civil servants, Laura Haynes and Owain Service, of the Cabinet Office’s Behavioural Insights Team.
Collective Genius Google’s astonishing success in its first decade now seems to have been almost inevitable. But step inside its systems infrastructure group, and you quickly learn otherwise. The company’s meteoric growth depended in large part on its ability to innovate and scale up its infrastructure at an unprecedented pace. Bill Coughran, as a senior vice president of engineering, led the group from 2003 to 2011. His 1,000-person organization built Google’s “engine room,” the systems and equipment that allow us all to use Google and its many services 24/7.
How Do You Create A Culture Of Innovation? This is the third part in a series by Scott Anthony, author of The Little Black Book Of Innovation. It sounds so seductive: a “culture of innovation.” The three words immediately conjure up images of innovation savants like 3M, Pixar, Apple, and Google--the sorts of places where innovation isn’t an unnatural act, but part of the very fabric of a company. It seems a panacea to many companies that struggle with innovation.
Managing For Disruption Tradition embraces stability. Time honored principles get that way because they have strong track records of success. The tried and true, extrapolated into the future, often looks like a sure thing, while deviating from historical norms can look downright foolish. Yet the funny thing about the future is that there’s no guarantee that it will look like the past. Contexts change and when they do, old rules no longer apply. Following them blindly does not honor the past, but diminishes it by confusing fealty with wisdom.
Introducing Employee-Engaging Transformation We just published a Temkin Group report, Introducing Employee-Engaging Transformation. This is a must-read for anyone who is trying to drive sustainable change across their organization. Here’s the executive summary: Organizations have ambitious goals for improving their customer experience (CX). 10 Principles of Change Management Updated: 10 Principles of Leading Change Management This classic guide to organizational change management best practices has been updated for the current business environment. To read the newest article, click here. Or, to watch a related video, click on the play button above. Way back when (pick your date), senior executives in large companies had a simple goal for themselves and their organizations: stability. Shareholders wanted little more than predictable earnings growth.