Tag: Toolbox

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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My authentic self…

At #acmpconnect a few of the sessions are about personal values or beliefs – and that makes good sense. As a Change Manager your role is to help organizations engage people around a change, and to do that it is imperative that you know yourself. One of the approaches was presented by Mary […]

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Assess… what?

Do Change Impact Assessments give you actionable knowledge? At #acmpconnect (on-going Change Management conference, moved from Anaheim, CA to online) Saketh Chinni and Wayne Burkan challenged this in their live session “Mastering Change by Breaking the OCM Mold” – where they also questioned other parts of “standard” Change Management approaches in a refreshing and, for some, […]

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First rule of change: Screw the spreadsheets!

We say Change Management is about “the people side of change” – then let’s make it that. Too much goes to waste in plans, spreadsheets, and Gantt-charts – you can’t make a “by this date everyone is on board” calculation. It’s about people, so the most important competencies for a […]

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Famously the answer to “the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything” in Douglas Adams’ masterpiece “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. Thing is… it’s a useless answer. Because the question was dumb to start with. In the book, that’s of course the point. In real life, you need […]

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Questions! Questions? Questions!!

Questions are important when it comes to change. People who undergo change will have plenty of them – to clear up the uncertainties they face. As a project team or a management sponsor, you often spend a lot of time finding and giving answers. And you forget to ask questions […]

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Plan for the unforeseen

You cannot plan change. That’s why you have to. You can start a change – a new strategy, a changed organizational structure, a new flow for the canteen – and you can have an idea how you’re going to implement it. That will always remain merely an idea 💡 Changes […]

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It takes courage…

That boss… he has to get on the wagon. And preferably sit in the front one! It’s just that he doesn’t have time nor skills, he thinks. It is my duty to equip the sponsors in the organization, so they’re able to lift the responsibility it is to be spearheading […]

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