If you are a regular follower of the Changefirst blog you will know that we share quite a bit of content with the community about all things change – and change implementation in particular. But we also realise that people are busy and that you might have missed some of them along the way.
So, what are the posts and topics that have been getting most attention since the start of this year? Well - agile change management, building organizational change capability and the importance of data are very much top of the list.
Read on, as we uncover our very own top 10, starting with the most popular first.
#1 - How to Incorporate Change Management into Agile Projects
One question we are often asked by our clients is how do they incorporate change management when they are using an agile project management methodology. We take a closer look at why the agile environment lends itself to an ongoing change management approach.
#2 - Organizational change: Agile projects require an agile culture
Increasingly agile culture is being seen as a key source of competitive advantage for organizations. But what are the new organizational and leadership behaviours that are essential to drive enable the new operating model?
#3 - 4 key change implementation trends to watch in 2018
Back in January, we took a look at 4 key trends to watch in 2018 – the impact of digital transformation, the importance of data, change implementation effectiveness and agile change management. All are increasingly playing out in our work and discussions this year.
#4 - Being agile in a digital world: a change management view
Digital is impacting companies across the globe as they face increasing pressure to change to meet industry and consumer demands. And change leaders need to adapt the way they approach change management in order to support their organization.
#5 - Data driven change: 5 insights to help you implement change that “sticks”
Learning from the past, from others, from both successes and failures is critical for future success. Rather than just rely on case studies and success stories, it’s important to draw on change management data to provide keen insights to help implement change that “sticks”.
A review of how a client used the Communication Effectiveness Assessment (CEA) tool to get real data that they used to decide how to alter their communication strategy. The end result - they managed to take concrete action to turn around a struggling business transformation.
#7 - Why Roadmap Pro will revolutionize the way you plan & implement your change projects
A granular look at our Roadmap Pro change implementation platform and a look at how it can truly transform the way that you plan for, approach and delivery your portfolio of change projects in your organization.
#8 - Enterprise Change Management: assessing change maturity
Understanding where you are right now is as important as identifying where you are going. When planning your change management maturity journey, recognizing your organization’s change management strengths and weaknesses will give you solid grounding to move forward.
#9 - Developing effective change management sponsorship
While trying to grasp the essence of what makes a great change management sponsor can be difficult, we have found that there is a common set of skills and traits that make great sponsors. Research over the last 30 years has shown that that these skills and traits can also be learned.
#10 – Is your change management capability missing the agile bus?
Being agile has become an imperative of the modern organization. More and more organizations are using an agile framework to support their development and innovation. This adds a new challenge for change management teams - as they need to adapt to this new way of working.