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Contributing to professional project associations

Contributing to professional project associations

How do professional associations form you may ask? What do they deliver? Professional organisations often start from a small group of individuals who are looking for opportunities to talk with others about their practice. They are committed individuals who have a vision, a vision to share good

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Celebrating success in a change project

Celebrating success in a change project

We have covered managers needing to support themselves to best support their staff; their need to inform, orientate and engage staff, and their need to reinforce change with effective communication. The other thing managers need to do is acknowledge the past and ensure success is celebrated in

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Orientation and communication to support staff through change

Orientation and communication to support staff through change

I have already discussed the need for managers to have support themselves to best support their staff. Here, I emphasise that managers need to inform, orientate and engage staff and that managers need to reinforce change with effective communication. Please note I will use the term manager

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Supporting staff through change: Support for managers

Supporting staff through change: Support for managers

Many of my clients are going through organisational reviews and realignments. One of the common themes I see is that managers and executives sometimes don’t know how to best support their staff going through change. Support staff through change involves the following principles: Managers need to support

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Fostering participation in a change project

Fostering participation in a change project

Last post we looked at common staff engagement techniques and practices around information provision and consultation. We learnt there were a range of techniques used and that these needed to occur at key points across the change journey. The third method of engagement is active participation. There

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Staff engagement techniques for change projects

Staff engagement techniques for change projects

In my last post I looked at types of staff engagement models. Here I will look at some common staff engagement techniques and practices that are useful in change processes. Stage 1: Information Information in a change management context is making sure people have the level of

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Staff engagement models for change projects

Staff engagement models for change projects

There is a broad range of engagement techniques that can be used in change projects. Some are designed to: Share information to staff Receive information from staff Involve staff in change formation Involve staff in decisions around change The important first step is to plan the engagement

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How to stop procrastinating

How to stop procrastinating

In my last post I covered why we might procrastinate. For this post, we are looking at ways to stop procrastinating. Part of the process is practical, most of it is psychological: shrinking down tasks and the psychological size of tasks to something more manageable. 1. Start

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Why do we procrastinate?

Why do we procrastinate?

Procrastination is when we postpone or put off something for a reason that to others may not make sense, for example, needlessly. I have worked with many people who have procrastination as something they wish they could overcome. They procrastinate about pretty much anything, but not all

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How expectations affect the success of change

How expectations affect the success of change

Why is change so difficult for some people? Can you think of a time where change was occurring and you found it hard to accept (e.g. change in your work, change in relationship, etc?) What was happening for you at this time? What was your initial reaction

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