Managing Change

Plan and manage change within the organisation so as to transform the business to achieve the intended commercial, structural and organisational outcomes.

5 Minutes on…

Managing Change

If you only have 5 minutes, don’t look any further, look at these soundbites. They are short sharp summaries (typically 2 pages) providing a subject overview/introduction. They may not answer all your questions but you will find them helpful, provocative, stimulating and informative.

Influencing (or influencer?) skills

Do you influence or are you an influencer?
In 1936 Dale Carnegie wrote the quintessential self-help book How to Win Friends and Influence People. Maybe he knew that in the soon to be airport bookshop managers, old and new, would be frantically looking for the solution to the art of the deal or how to be the one minute manager before they got on the airplane. Carnegie’s book is considered one of the most influential books of all time.

Carnegie may have been prescient in meeting the needs of the modern manager. But he could not have predicted the rise of the on-line influencer; who sets out to influence, win friends and get paid for doing so.  Maybe it is time for a new book: How to influence people and win friends.

Influencing others hardly started with the on-line incarnation.  In the 18th Century, the royal stamp of approval by George III of the pottery of Josiah Wedgwood enabled Wedgwood to use the King’s approval to increase brand awareness to promote and sell his products. To this day ‘by appointment to the Queen’ carries huge kudos on a whole range of UK products. Wonder what rate the royal household gets of each 1000 followers?

read more

Why Change Fails

For organisations which manage change skilfully, it can become the driving force that perpetuates success and growth, with every change presenting a new opportunity to increase efficiency or to build the business. But all too often, change fails, as companies...

read more

Creating a Change Culture

Not about structures, but winning hearts and minds, read on: Companies which manage change successfully overwhelmingly share the view that their real challenge is not in revamping strategies, systems or structures, but in changing individual employees’ behaviour,...

read more

Managing the Change

Managing change is the process of moving from what was to what will be, from an ending to a beginning. Yet people basically don’t like endings – not even happy ones.

read more

Making it stick

Many change programmes don’t last. When the pressure is off, behaviours return to the old ways. Often there is too much focus on changing processes, to the detriment of the people involved. Strategic programmes that fail include: re-engineering, competitive positioning, taking ownership…

read more

Learning modules

If you have an hour or more to invest, you will find the Learning Modules very useful. They are a deeper dive into the 5 minutes on topics. 

The content is drawn from leading writers on management and other good source material. Most of them are about 15 -25 pages in length.

Learning modules
available to purchase

Access a deeper dive into these topics for £5 each.

Click here to purchase the learning module on Implementing change

Available on request:-
Why change?
Implementing change
Managing the effects of change
Managing transitions: the human factors

Coaching support study unit

We can support your
management studies

If you are studying general management or media management in particular we can support your work.

Watch this short video that tells you more

Click here to register your interest and download to learn more about the Coaching support study module. It is free to download, there is no obligation - you just need to register.

Then, contact us to discuss your learning need. Here...

Once the plan is agreed, click here to book coaching support tutorial time