Hoping to convert these random thoughts into something that resembles a blog post soon 🙂
'No one is using the system' 'This is not working' 'Everyone is facing issues' 'This is not working' 'We need to go back to the drawing board' I am sure all of you have heard these statements before - typically after the euphoria of a new technology, solution, process settles down and it all starts … Continue reading Want successful change? Define failure!
For long I am trying to summarise what I have learned about change management in past few years.. So here are few things to begin with The thing about technology adoption is to take technology out of it to being with. You get people to change and adopt by making the change work for them. … Continue reading Random thoughts on Change Management
Change is a relay. It is. If you ask me, change is not a sprint. It cannot be a sprint. Sustainable change can rarely be executed at breakneck speed and it rarely is a linear process. Change can neither be a marathon. Change is not a linear process and it is not just about endurance. … Continue reading Change is a relay..
There seems to be a popular belief - 'Aim of every project is to deliver solutions'. This is the reason project managers are generally over the moon if the 'Go-live' is smooth. There are usually big parties post go-live to celebrate the great work done by the project team. The go-live dates are what the project managers … Continue reading Benefits not solutions !!
Before you can make sense of this article, you need to read the inspiration for this article - https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-first-shots-of-the-nbas-3-point-revolution-1523542076 The WSJ explores the reasons behind the recent emergence of move to a 3 point attempts and the reasons why the phenomenon did not happen earlier. That is where my change management angle comes into it. … Continue reading NBA 3 point revolution and Change Management …
Which one you think matters most in context of change initiatives? This is where I am - Executive sponsorship is hygiene! it is essential but not sufficient.. Without grass-root leadership, you can not execute successful change.. I am aware that I am questioning many established beliefs in change/ project management models but I am convinced that grass-root … Continue reading Executive sponsorship vs grass-root leadership …
Culture in the simplest terms is - 'How we do things here' Ask yourself a simple question - 'Am I doing anything that will change the way things are done here'. If your answer is Yes, then be rest assured that you are undertaking a culture change. Do this for … Continue reading Every change is a culture change !
I cannot seem to get over one particular article I read recently- 'The Virat Kohli Paradox. It has nothing to do with business or change or technology but somehow it stayed with me. The article essentially looks at why Virat Kohli (the current Indian cricket team captain) does not appeal … Continue reading Football, Cricket and Change – Why Narrative matters!
Pick a problem that is of the right size Pick a problem that is worth solving Pick a problem that can be solved and in finite time Pick a problem that can be quantified Pick a problem that impacts lives Ask these questions because people will only change if they see you solving their problems. … Continue reading Want successful change? Pick the right problem!