JamBerry Ltd

Monday 29 June 2009

Spinning the plates

Images of customers spinning plates on the JamBerry stand at Let's Do Business last week. All the talk there was about re-energising people and teams for the future.

Wednesday 10 June 2009

Pitfalls of Managing Change

"There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all who would profit by the new order.

The lukewarmness arises partly from fear of their adversaries which have the law and tradition in their favour and partly from the incredibility of mankind who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it."

Machiavelli (1513)

Thursday 4 June 2009

Reshuffle Your Cabinet

With a reshuffle in the air, what shoud Gordon Brown remember about change management?

1. Establish a sense of urgency - there's nothing worst than change that drags on, leaving everyone frutated in its wake.
2. Develop a vision and strategy - make sure you are clear on where you want to get to and when
3. Communicate the change vision - don't forget to tell everyone where the organisation is now headed for and why
4. Introduce new customs and practices - make change visible so that it doesn't just become bsuiness as usual
5. Empower a broad base of people to take action - action makes change happen, without it you are lost
6. Generate short term wins - and celebrate them appropriately
7. Consolidate, consolidate, consolidate

Good luck Gordon!