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Organizational Change

Rethinking Employee Turnover

Ed Lawler | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

For decades, experts in talent management have emphasized the costs that are produced by turnover. It is usually said that depending upon the complexity of the job and the level of management, the cost of turnover can equal anywhere from one month's to several years' salary for a departing employee.

Four Ways to Confront the Challenges of a Change in Leadership

Melissa Llarena | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Melissa Llarena

If you sense a recent change in leadership may lead to the removal of your position, it is important to be prepared.

3 Digital Publishing Lessons From 9 Years at HBR

Joshua Macht | Posted 06.12.2015 | Media
Joshua Macht

In a couple of months, I will be celebrating my ninth anniversary at Harvard Business Publishing. My co-author on this piece, Eric Hellweg, now the managing director of digital strategy at HBR, had joined just six months earlier as HBR's first online editor.

David Laventhol, Moses, and Newspaper People Wandering in the Wilderness

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.09.2015 | Media
BJ Gallagher

Be understanding and compassionate -- your people are in pain and they will criticize you, question you, berate you, and perhaps even revile you. Forgive them. Love them and care for them - they need good care and feeding on their arduous journey.

TheFuturein5, Episode 28: What Is the Biggest Barrier to Change?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future in 5, I discuss what is the biggest barrier to change for organizations? In other words, why are some organizations not changing?

Can Big Data Save the World?

Olivia Parr-Rud | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Olivia Parr-Rud

This paradigm shift demands that leaders evolve along with their organizations. To be successful, leaders must learn the skills to connect, empower, motivate, mentor, train, and inspire their valuable human capital.

Reason #30 Why We Can't Change: We Don't Have the Time

Susan Scrupski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Susan Scrupski

You do have the time. You just need to know how to work and play out loud with online networking. It's good for your career, your life, and your peace of mind. Try it.

Altered States: Why to Change Your Organizational Culture and How

Terri Wallin | Posted 02.21.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

It is a choice to embrace an altered state, i.e. a transformation. Once you are successful with a transformation, your organization is equipped to replicate the success. Transformation provides a built-in learning opportunity for everyone in your organization, which makes the organization nimble and eager to take on new things.

Rethinking Work is a Social Contagion

Susan Scrupski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Susan Scrupski

It's about that time again. We're prepping for our annual year-end board meeting coming up in a couple weeks.

Why Transformation? Why Now?

Terri Wallin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

If businesses don't embrace a transformational approach to business, they aren't likely to be around in the future. What stops you from embracing transformation? Take the time to dream big and then put in the required energy to make your dreams a reality! Dare to transform!

Organization Change And The Unpopped Kernel

Ed Lawler | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Ed Lawler

Many organizational changes end with unpopped kernels. The unpopped kernel problem in organization change occurs when a leader signals a new strategy or tactic and does everything right to support the emergence of new behaviors, but gets no results from a few managers.

Strategies for Executives to Ignite Organizational Transformation

Terri Wallin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Change seems to be the only constant in the world -- in every industry. Today's leaders constantly have to adjust to the world swirling around them. I...

The Agility Factor

Ed Lawler | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Ed Lawler

Can you apply the top of the Agility Pyramid to the Beatles' case?

How to Lead Big Change in a 100-Year-Old Organization

Laura Garnett | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Laura Garnett

When Beth Ann Kaminkow was named CEO of TracyLocke, a 100-year-old creative agency that is a subsidiary of Omnicom, she found herself at the helm of a...

Danger of Hierarchy in a Fast-Moving World

Debbie Robins | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

People don't participate because they are going to get another 20 percent boost in salary. They participate because they want to work on something exciting and meaningful in a bigger way to the organization.

Transition and Transformation in the Nonprofit Sector: Understanding the Need for For-Profit Best Practices

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

When I graduated from college with a bachelor of arts in religious studies, working in the nonprofit sector seemed like an appropriate 'fit.' However, now more than ever the sector is in need of students and professionals from a variety of disciplines.

How to make government a more excellent, more innovative place to work

Tom Fox | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Robert Sutton is a professor of management at Stanford University, an organizational researcher and author of numerous management books. On Leadership...

Why an In-depth 360 Degree Feedback Is Crucial for Your Development

Shayne Hughes | Posted 12.13.2013 | Business
Shayne Hughes

As an executive for a large government contractor, Kevin was known for his ability to make things happen. Sure, there was collateral damage - a few bo...

'GE Workout': Physical Fitness for Your Organization

Ray Gagnon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ray Gagnon

The word 'organization' shares the same root with 'organism' and is no less a living thing. So in order to maintain flexibility, resiliency and top performance, your organization needs 'exercise,' too. Organizations need to stay "fit."

Spending Your Vacation Worried About Work?

Vanessa Andris | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Vanessa Andris

Finally, vacation time. Rest, relaxation... or time off when worries about work drive you even crazier than usual?

What to Do at the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Harwood

The crisis at Komen is about authenticity. Does the organization have the people they serve clearly in their line of sight, or has it lost sight of them amid its troubles and pressures?

Trustee Leadership

Bruce Leslie | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Bruce Leslie

Given the enormous changes, challenges and opportunities facing the entire educational industry and every individual college, a critical foundation of effective organizational stewardship that will foster the imperatives of change is harmony.

The Dynamics of Change -- A New Vision for a New Girl Scouting Century

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 02.07.2013 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

I became the CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA at a pivotal moment in its history; my first year happened to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouting, and as we celebrated that amazing milestone, we realized we also had a unique opportunity to take stock.

Forget Sustainability Programs

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

All too often companies' efforts to improve their social and environmental sustainability have suffered the same fate as other programs. They produce initial gains that soon dissipate. But this does not have to happen.

The Role of Faculty Hiring in Law School Change

Jay Conison | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Jay Conison

Law faculties change with time. Professors retire or move away and have to be replaced. New positions are created as the school or program grows. Hiring must be an ongoing activity.