Our top 10 Change Management blog posts of 2020

Posted by Audra Proctor

As 2020 draws to a close we take our annual look back at the 10 blog posts that got most attention on the blog this year.   


It's interesting to see the kind of topics that have occupied our readers' minds in what has been a challenging year - from agile Change Management, to how to build effective Change Management Sponsorship and the specific challenges that are facing Consulting firms right now. 

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.  Read it now



#2 – 6 Critical success factors for implementing change that sticks

We’ve previously talked about the value gap that is created between installation vs. implementation of a change project. Read it now




#3 - Developing effective change management sponsorship

We have had the privilege of working with some amazing change leaders over our careers. 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.    Read it now



#4 - Why agile Organizations need agile Change Management

As organizations increasingly adopt agile working processes - a trend that has been accelerated by the disruption caused by COVID-19 - Change Management has to adapt to continue to deliver business value.    Read it now



#5 - Essential Change Management – How to Manage a Downsize

Downsizing is one of the hardest change management challenges a leader has to face. And one that many organizations are having to consider right now due to the unprecedented level of uncertainty caused by COVID-19.  Read it now



#6 - 5 ways data driven change management transforms change success

There seems very little room for doubt that there is a data-driven revolution taking place around business in general. And Change Management should be no exception to the rule.  Read it now



#7 -The trouble with digitization - overcoming internal resistance

As digital technologies continue to reshape the landscape in industry after industry managing the people aspects of the transition continues to be a central challenge for business leaders. Read it now


WhatIsAgileChangeManagement#8 - What is Agile Change Management?

In this post we get a little more prescriptive and practical with a working definition of Agile Change Management itself. We also take a look at a few Agile myths we come across on an almost daily basis. Read it now



#9 - The Importance of Effective Change Leadership in Today’s Turbulent Times

We don’t know yet with certainty what the next 1-2 years will look like, but what we can expect is significant, and potentially sudden, changes that will impact across a high proportion of businesses.  Read it now


#10 - Pressures that Change Consulting firms are facing to go digital

There have been pressures on Consulting firms to embrace digital for the last 4 or 5 years. However, the past 6 months have created an entirely new competitive environment. Read it now


Well, that concludes our run-down on the top 10 for 2020. All that is left is for us to wish you all the best for 2021!

The Changefirst team. 

Tags: change management research, Organizational Change Management

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