Change Management Articles

When it comes time to make changes, the best managers direct the transition from start to finish. How have leaders managed change successfully?

As corporate purse strings tighten in the post-recession era and the need for ROI is seemingly ever-increasing, it’s not uncommon for workloads to expand without the corresponding increase in talent. And studies are finding that this is simply not good, either for short-term burnout or long-term health.

This dirty half-dozen utterances can undermine staffers’ trust in the process—and in you as a leader. Along with these taboos are alternatives to help foster dialogue and ease the transition.

Last week, we addressed the shifting workforce skills needed as we approach 2030, outlined in the recent McKinsey study The Shifting Future of the Workforce Part 1 .

A little over 100 years ago, in the wake of a bitter labor strike, it is believed that the National Cash Register Company created the first human resources department. Its focus was on compliance, wages, resolution of employee issues and, of particular importance at the time, workplace safety.

Agencies across government are experimenting with robotic process automation, technology that uses software robots to quickly perform common, highly repetitive tasks previously assigned to employees.

Many in human resources look at employee engagement and say, “How do I sell this to my organization as something that is critically important?” We all can quote studies that show engaged organizations increase ROI, limit expenses, and are more innovative; but let’s look at this from a practical standpoint, and say “How critical is building engagement to your organization?”

It's never too late to become the leader who takes your company to the top.

Human Resources in the Age of Digital Revolution

With the digital revolution in overdrive, everything is changing, and fast. Nowhere is this change more obvious, nay significant, than in the workplace.

Are You Failing Your Managers?

Your employees are demanding more feedback, greater transparency, and, like never before, the opportunity to achieve personal growth at work.

Rethink Change Management for Agile Initiatives

Companies that have applied change management to previous business or process changes must acknowledge that the pace and nature of agile means that traditional change management may not be enough.

Technology will continue to be a factor, but so will some methods that may surprise you.

The digital age is already upon us, but pundits are predicting that an unprecedented onslaught of automation is imminent.

How-to: Engage Staff in Lifelong Learning

With Malaysia’s vision to hit a target of 35% skilled workforce, the learning and development of staff is key to ensure sustainability of the business. In this exclusive, we speak to Mohd Irfan Zainal Abidin, head of learning and development, Touch ‘n Go (TNG) on how to engage staff in lifelong learning.

We Can do Better

Why is medical insurance seen by most as an “I’ve got to have it” benefit, while disability income protection is viewed as a “why do I need it” benefit? Why do we fail to counsel employers to consider disability income protection when this is such a basic need?

The findings of the Harvey Nash HR survey indicate that while HR is surely playing an active role in helping organizations adapt to the change underway, a lot more needs to be done. How is HR changing? Read here.

Determine the scope of your plan, then evaluate your past pieces. After gathering candid employee feedback, craft your strategy.

Is Every Company Soon to be an 'Artificial Intelligence' Company?

A few years back the quote 'Every company is a technology company' made the rounds on social media and in presentations on the workplace, the future of work, and in probably too many TED talks to try and compile.

According to a 2014 PwC Report titled “Project Management: Improving Performance, Reducing Risk”, only 25pc of companies successfully complete all their projects, 57pc of projects fail due to a breakdown in communications, while 39pc fail due to lack of planning and resources.

Harnessing the People Factor

Since PERSOLKELLY Consulting (formerly Intelligence SMC Consulting) was set up some 20 years ago, the company has successfully established itself as a leader in HR consultancy for Japanese companies in Hong Kong.

HR Challenges Under Family Business

‘As you sow, so shall you reap’, a popular idiom proves its worth in multi-faceted avenues. It presses best when we experience change management in family-owned businesses in this era of perfect competition. There, the bloodline and their decisions most of the time cost opportunities at the market place and sometimes they do lose valuable talent.

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