Davos 2016

From 20-23 January, over 2,500 leaders from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors will meet in Davos - host of the World Economic Forum since 1974. The theme for 2016 is “The Fourth Industrial Revolution,” and this promises to set up a series of fascinating discussions nestled in the Swiss Alps.
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Ownership of change

Who is the owner of change? In our personal lives, that question tends to be easy to answer - moving house, starting that diet - these are changes we own individually; as the people involved and those who wear the consequences  - positive or otherwise. But when the change occurs in the context of a working environment, the ownership lines can blur.
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​How to change people’s minds towards change

When confronted with change, the natural order tends to be resistance - active or passive. The key to addressing this is understanding why. The factors and how they interplay will vary depending on the people involved, but can be generally separated into two categories - psychological, and functional.
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Embedding the change #4 – Engaging the people

“Leading change in large organisations is hard work and offers little instant gratification,” writes Sachin Jain in the Winter 2014 edition of the ‘Harvard Business Review.’ Notwithstanding the process and systems changes that have to be implemented to the finest level of detail, it’s the human side – or the human resistance side – that can be the biggest hurdle.
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Embedding the change #3 – Tracking the benefits

In our “Embedding the Change” blogs, we have examined how to prepare for a change management process, and how to define the benefits which arise from undertaking such a process. Tracking the benefits is also vital if the change management procedure is to succeed. In this blog, we will look into what it takes to track these benefits.
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Embedding the change #1 - Preparation

Implementing change isn’t new. What is new is the urgency for initiatives to be delivered in double quick time and to increasingly demanding deadlines. Managing change, while delivering stretching business-as-usual targets, is one of the greatest challenges facing many of our clients.
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