Getting Employees on Board with Change

With transformation initiatives sprouting across industries, getting employees on board with change is key to success. Change resistance is inevitable. It is a damper to the speed of implementation and employee morale. By understanding their change readiness, businesses can develop an effective plan for change management. There are four key… [More]

Is Performance Evaluation for the Employee or the Business?

A professional service company provides feedback to its employees whenever it receives comments from the customers. An employee might receive a pat on the back or could be called upon to discuss issues flagged. The approach is customer-oriented. For a business, being customer-oriented is good. For the employee, the approach… [More]

Do You Train or Information Dump?

An employee just started a project for a new client. He needed to familiarize himself with the standard operating procedures at the work site. The lengthy 80-page document outlines the work procedures and reporting requirements. It wasn’t an interesting read, though an important one to ensure that all the rules… [More]

Does Reorganization Fix Process Problems?

After a third reorganization of its operations team over the past five years, a financial services company faces poor morale and increasing employee turnover. The reorganizations brought some improvements but real operational problems were not addressed. Reorganization tends to be considered as a quick solution to operational concerns. Businesses move… [More]

How to Lead and Communicate by Actions

The methods of communication for business leaders have multiplied over the years. Some are more effective than others. For messages related to challenging changes, you want to connect with the hearts and minds of the employees. Gaining trust in the communication process is crucial. It is difficult to convince employees… [More]

How to Expedite Technology Adoption in Your Business

As businesses implement technologies to transform their operations, the effectiveness of technology adoption by employees has a direct impact on success. Some businesses might choose a languid pace to minimize resistance, hoping that would ease the fear and stress that come with the transition. Change management remains a challenge despite… [More]

Going Slow with People to Go Fast

Business transformation presents significant changes to an organization. These changes span from a new customer support channel to a complete overhaul of the operations. The transition could be a journey bombarded with unexpected hurdles, dampening morale and productivity. Most of the time, the technical side of change, which includes the… [More]

How to Leverage the Expertise of SMEs

Subject matter experts (SME) are assets for a business. They have expansive knowledge and experience in specific subject areas. Their expertise is often built over time from hands on experiences. Here are seven ways to leverage their expertise: Problem solving. With her in-depth experience and knowledge, a SME can easily… [More]

Workload and Productivity Assessment

A manager for a benefit administration team wants to assess the workload and productivity of her team. The team has data on the volume of transactions it processes. However, there has been no tracking of the time spent on various tasks. The manager gathers her team of six to discuss… [More]

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