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!
Once upon a time, my mother bought me a shirt. More often than not, I hate clothes bought for me and this shirt was not different. For no particular reason I resisted wearing that shirt. May be it was old-fashioned or may be I did not like the colour; something about that Shirt did not… Continue reading Stop asking me to wear that shirt (or use that technology)
My wife has been following up with me for past 8 years to learn driving. I never took her seriously till 2016 and by end of 2016 I have become a fairly confident driver. You must be wondering what changed in 2016? My wife gave me the final ultimatum in 2016? I watched F1 and… Continue reading How I learned to drive and what it means for technology adoption !
Right intentions – check Questionable execution – check Majority users agreeing in principle – check Majority of users suffering – check Lack of clear KPIs to measure benefits – check Project team constantly coming up with new ideas to tackle situation – check Obvious lack of planning – check Project getting muddled up in politics… Continue reading Indian demonetisation – The perfect case study for change management!
I have been reading a lot around the subject of change management. Almost every model, approach , paradigm starts with the basic assumption that ‘people don’t like change‘. I for one don’t completely agree with that basic assumption and I am dedicating this post to explaining why. I think people don’t hate change, they just… Continue reading People hate change! Do they really?