Monthly Archives: February 2013

A change in performance or the Hawthorne effect?

I have been reviewing some work this week and found the authors promoting a concept known as the Hawthorne Effect (of which more later). I read an article in the Economist in 2009 which pulled the rug from the whole concept of the Hawthorne Effect and underlined the danger of extrapolating a generic concept from a single instance. click for more

Do you need a Change Manager?

change managerA couple of recent experiences, training and consulting, have tested my assumption that a change manager (or change team) is needed to deliver a successful change. click to read more

A Middle Ground approach to change

MITSloan Management Review, Winter 2013

In a recent MIT Sloan Management Review (Winter 2013) one of the articles describes what it calls a ‘Middle Ground’ approach to change. I thought it worth reporting as it has a couple of neat ideas about where to get ideas for change.
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Change Management at Prosci

One of our favourite web sites for both strategic change and little tips on doing change better is that run by the US consultancy called Prosci (pronounced pro — as in professional — and sci — as in science). The strength of the Prosci web site is that the insights they share come from both their experience and a bi-annual survey they conduct amongst their six hundred odd customers worldwide. They have two interesting items that you might like to have a look at:
click here to read about the webinars