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One size does not fit all in Change Management.

More and more organisations are realising that the environment in which they operate is becoming increasingly challenging and competitive. In response to this, many are looking at their internal culture and how their people strategies are in alignment to and supportive of their overall strategies. The result is that organisations are looking to formalise their change management so that they can link their current change management practices to their overall strategy. In order to formalise this, it is important to create a strategic framework which seeks to connect the two. At Change Systems we undertake to design, develop, and implement a bespoke strategic framework which addresses the development of organisational structures and processes, the decision-making process, the existing culture, how initiatives are planned and prioritised, leadership style and behaviour, and the standardisation and integration of change practices. Our intention is that with a holistic and integrated strategic framework that has ...

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The Organisational Quick Fix that becomes a Quick Fail

We have all seen it: An organisation’s profit diminishing over a period of time…   Little or nothing is done for years and then all of a sudden retrenchments are announced. Or a new CEO is appointed to turn around the company’s performance. More often than not this coincides with a two-year contract for the CEO.   Initiatives such as continuous business improvements, optimising IT systems, changing the company’s culture take time and doesn’t give the high impact and immediate results that cutting the labour bill does. A study quoted by Wayne Casio that refers to S&P 500 firms from 1982 to 2000, casts serious doubt on the long-term payoff of this approach.   The unintended consequences of retrenchments are many fold. When uncertainty is created in an organisational system, people start to panic and the ones that can (highly skilled and experienced employees) jump ship.   As humans we prefer stability. If we could keep control and keep most things ...

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