Business & IT Alignment

Take Aim for Successful Change

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014

Take Aim for Successful Change

How do you anchor the upcoming change initiatives on your mission statement, to increase their relevance and expand your access to resources? Allison guides you to AIM (Align-Incubate-Measure) for both the heart and the mind as you plan the change activities that would realize your mission.

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Developing Resilience to Help Your People Through Change

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014

Developing Resilience to Help Your People Through Change

Why are so many people uncomfortable with change? Peggy draws from her managerial experiences, to share how you can develop Resiliency in your team to persevere in the face of obstacles, and bounce back from the hardship. Resilience is not a silver bullet, but as a learnable competency it will enable your team to perform under stress.

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Disruptive Technology Changes: Great Progress or Failed Promise?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014

Disruptive Technology Changes: Great Progress or Failed Promise?

Rolling out technology related changes is not plug-and-play, neither does it have to be prep-and-pray. How can the ensuing changes resonate with the organization? Allison highlights what and who we need to cater to, beyond just the technology design and process definition.

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Freelancers Part 2: Integrating External Talent (Even During Organizational Change)

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014

Freelancers Part 2: Integrating External Talent (Even During Organizational Change)

What factors promote a mutually positive and productive experience of hiring external talents (i.e. independent contractors)? Are your corporate polices dynamic enough to attract the highly specialized skills of this growing group mobile individuals, while averting the we-versus-them mentality between your permanent staff and them? Karen continues in Part Two, offering insightful guidelines.

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Freelancers: An Underrated Source of Critical Talent to Tap (Even During Organizational Change)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014

Freelancers: An Underrated Source of Critical Talent to Tap (Even During Organizational Change)

Have you ever wished you had a bigger team to complete a project on time but lack the headcount to hire full-time staff? Have you ever wished you had a staff with the expertise you need but only for your current project? Karen shares why freelancers are an underrated source of critical talent that you should tap on, even during organizational change.

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Performance Appraisals: What Matters Most – the Tool, the Evaluator, or the Employee?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

Performance Appraisals: What Matters Most – the Tool, the Evaluator, or the Employee?

Which component of the performance appraisal processes is vital to increase employee performance? As a Human Resource professional (creating and implementing appraisal systems), have you effectively supported your peers in the organization? Renata highlights three areas where you can improve the appraisal approach.

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Build T.R.U.S.T to Create a Climate of Community

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014

Build T.R.U.S.T to Create a Climate of Community

Concluding January's theme on Work Unit Climate, what have we learned about setting a conducive and productive stage for our group? One thing's for sure: technology is not a panacea. Allison elaborates how we as leaders, can create (and drive) a work climate of collaboration and community - by building T.R.U.S.T and accessibility (from the individual to group to organization-wide)!

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes (to build effective relationships)

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014

Walk a Mile in My Shoes (to build effective relationships)

How often does your customer-facing team(s) and technologies team(s) standoff over disagreements? As leaders, how do we walk a mile with not one but both camps? Read about Brian's experiences turning contentious relations (between the teams,) into collaborative respect amongst his stakeholders, shorter development timelines plus resource alignments!

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How To Keep People From Feeling Left Out
During Organizational Change

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013

How To Keep People From Feeling Left Out During Organizational Change

Social rejection is hard especially during organizational change. As a leader, what can we do to encourage inclusion while our team adjusts to the change underway? Exercise these 3 conversational routines to build a team that’s comfortable and confident navigating through change.

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Measure Twice. Ask a Few Questions. Measure Again. Cut Once.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011

When was the last time you and your team rallied around a solution, invested time and effort to develop a solution, but did not solve the problem? Why? Question these 4 assumptions that may lock everyone in confirmation bias.

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