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June 8, 2016


If you are leading a major organisational change initiative, how confident are you that it will deliver the desired results?


At the end of last year, I asked 159 experienced change practitioners (110 of them drawn from the BCS ELITE group) about their experience of ch...

February 24, 2016


Change is ineffectively managed and fails to deliver business value. 

That's a central conclusion from a survey of 159 experienced change practitioners that I carried out at the end of last year.


  • 70% of people said that Change failed to meet sponsor expectations...

November 30, 2015

Try this exercise. 

Take a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle, dividing it into two columns. At the top of the left-hand column write the word "Management" and in the right-hand column write the word "Leadership".

Now, under each heading write down the words...

October 22, 2015


When it comes to organisational change, it's rare for governments to be more innovative than commercial organisations. But that seems to the case when it comes to the application of behavioural science, a branch of psychology that aims to understand how and why indivi...

October 1, 2015

Mature organisations, particularly large ones, often reach a point in their lives where they want to make a step change in some dimension of performance. Such initiatives can include: mergers, acquisitions, business process change, relocation, multi-site consolidation,...

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