Agility – why companies struggle to adapt to change

“…in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”The famous quote by Benjamin Franklin has never been truer than today.As political certainties are turned upside down and surprises come at us from all angles, organisations could add another rare certainty: CHANGE. And change is, err – changing.Of course, business has always […]

TAKING THE RISK OUT OF CHANGE

We all know that creating real positive change in organisations is tricky. So tricky, in fact, that 70% of change projects fail outright to achieve their objective. That means 70% of all that time, effort and money you’ve spent were futile. And your reputation?Seven out of ten times you put it on the line only to get […]

FED UP WITH THE NEGATIVITY?

The one simple thing to engage your employeesHere they come: your company’s annual Employee Survey results. Do you wonder how you did?You open the report with trepidation. This is your people’s chance to tell you what they think – about their job, about the company, about you.It all gets packaged into a neat little report entitled […]

TAKING A LEAP

As a coach, says Deborah Henry-Pollard, Associate Consultant at Coincidencity and creative coach at Catching Fireworks,  I work primarily with professionally creative people, that is, people who make their careers as artists, writers, designers, photographers, musicians, dancers, etc.  Of late, I have noticed an increasing trend in another type of people who are applying to work with me.  These […]

DON’T EMPOWER ME

The benefits of having an engaged workforce are well documented by now, yet many companies still struggle to make it a reality. Surveys over the last 30 years show that on average, 70-80% of a given workforce remains disengaged, no matter how many bean bags, slides or foosball tables are installed in their offices. Technology driven initiatives to […]

THE CURSE OF KNOWLEDGE – OR WHAT IS LACKING IN YOUR CORPORATE COMMUNICATION

I was talking recently with a client who felt drained by the constant resistance that she got from her team to any kind of change. “You know“, she told me, “I just wanted them to log some simple information on each customer they speak to, but the kickback I got was as if I’d asked them […]