Tag: Organizational Change Management

Say goodbye

Everyone hated it. The contract repository system 😡 That is, until we replaced it… It became my last job with Maersk Line: make the world fall in love with our replacement for the old system. We involved the right people, those who worked with the system and the processes on […]

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Change: Connecting People

In essence, a change is moving from a present state to a future state, through people changing behaviour. People are tribal. We like to belong. Not to stand out (too much). In change, we like to move with other people. Those around us that we respect or socialize with. When […]

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Karaoke once saved my team

We all sat around the screen and the conference phone, it was after hours in Singapore. A global announcement was made. We knew change was coming. A new organization was presented. We looked… where was the Area layer that we were part of? It was gone. At Director level, heading […]

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Do you yell at the wrong people?

My kids can spend days on YouTube, SnapChat, Discord, Reddit and WhatsApp (I’ve banned them from TikTok, we only give away our data for western companies to abuse…). I can add to that LinkedIn, facebook, instagram, twitter, podcasts, radio, online media, stuff on paper and the soon-to-be-extinct flow-TV. On top, […]

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Forget them, they’re too few

Stakeholder Management is a key discipline when it comes to larger scale change. Time and energy is put into predicting, how different parts of the organization will react to the change. And that makes good sense. It’s important to know, what the change means and it’s important to remember that […]

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It just takes one!

People don’t abide by a constructed organizational chart. As in The Emperors’ New Clothes all it takes is one person who yells “but he hasn’t got anything on” – and if it’s the right person who yells it, everyone else will listen. So the change you are about to kick-start […]

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Do you see, what you don’t see?

The Danish word for bias is forudindtagethed – which to me is slightly less negative than the English definition of the word: Inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair. Oxford Languages In Danish, we lean more towards the inclination […]

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3 hours closer to 10,000

You have to practise, even if the end-goal isn’t perfection 😉 You may have noticed that I like to draw… I really enjoy it. It gives me another way of reflecting on thoughts and impressions. Sometimes I also share my drawings with you here, and hopefully that sparks some thoughts […]

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Pick your tool carefully

Not every change initiative needs to be driven home using the full selection of available concepts, models and change management theories. Some simply need a hammer and a nail 🔨 Some need the full array of battery powered power tools ⚡ Most importantly; consider it – what is required for […]

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It’s not about you. But it is.

To connect to others, you need to ground yourself and be in a state where you can show empathy for the situation of other people. Remember that many things may influence how people you interact with react to you or your request. We know this as “having a bad day” […]

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