Culture Change via a Social Network?

In today’s competitive environment, organizations need to be innovative, efficient, retain great talent and continuously change and evolve.  One key to success for an organization is understanding how to effectively go through the change management process.  How can an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) help facilitate organizational change?  Here are some best practices around change management … Continue reading Culture Change via a Social Network?

The Front Line Manager-Key to Organizational Change

There are two key roles to successful change in organizations: the role of the sponsor/change leader and the role of manager as change agent.  There are many other roles, but these are the most important based on my experience being part of change. The first critical role is the change leader.  When I look at … Continue reading The Front Line Manager-Key to Organizational Change

How to Build a Product Culture of Innovation

Is the change management process of 5, 10 or even 3 years ago still applicable in this fast-pasted, global economy?  As a product person, I constantly see the tension between the need to stay ahead of the fierce competition yet meet short-term organizational goals.  How can you be both strategic for the short and long … Continue reading How to Build a Product Culture of Innovation

Social Network Analysis…..Must be part of broader transformation initiatives

The largest organizational issues associated with conducting a social network analysis are the culture and the organizational goals and strategy.  If the culture is one where people are overworked, are not trusted nor empowered, and do not understand the corporate strategy, then the SNA will not give accurate results.  If people do not feel trusted … Continue reading Social Network Analysis…..Must be part of broader transformation initiatives

With Innovation, Mindset Matters

Many of us discuss innovation, collaboration, change management,   and culture. Ultimately, how do you create an organizational culture that is innovative? It starts with the mindset of the leaders and then permeates throughout the organization. Everyone needs to understand that to innovate, expect the unexpected. This means that when the unexpected happens, people are ready … Continue reading With Innovation, Mindset Matters

Got Purpose? Employee Engagement and Its Link to Culture

How do you create engaged employees in an organizational environment where change is constant, competition is high, and finding the right talent is challenging?  As companies focus on profitability, where does employee engagement fit in?  What are some common threads in highly successful organizations with empowered employees? Tie your culture to your business strategy.  Consider … Continue reading Got Purpose? Employee Engagement and Its Link to Culture