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Did you ever notice that there are many attributes to this thing called “change”. The size of the change, the amounts of different change coming our way, how clearly we can see it coming, whether it is positive or negative, its degree of impact, an...
Did you ever notice that there are man...
Future Shock itself can be thought of as experiencing too much change in too little time. As the amount of information and change presented to us is exponential, Jeff Cole asks if we are in for a rude awakening.
Beer can actually teach us something about successful process change, says Jeff Cole. Why? Culture eats process change for lunch and beer is actually a great metaphor for corporate culture.
The ability to influence others has long been considered a key to success in any organization where there are humans. (Machinery, on the other hand, doesn’t tend to resist a change because it dislikes your personality or suspects the other machines are getting paid more…)
The ability to influence others has long been considered a key to success in any organization where there are humans. (Machinery, on the other hand, doesn’t tend to resist a change because it dislikes your personality or suspects the other machines are getting paid more…)
In Op-ex methods like lean and six sigma, the emphasis is always on process improvement. Improvement, however, is simply a code word for change. Hard to make a case against continual improvement, but there are times when changing a process is th...
Ever launched a process change only to have it blow right back in your face? If not, it’s awesome to be you. If you have experienced change blowback, there is something to be said for having a failure (hopefully not epic)...
We have no shortage of changes hitting us daily. How do you turn this stress into something more productive?
Have you ever heard this ad? "They laughed when I sat down at the piano - but when I started to play!…" If it sounds familiar, it may be because AdAge declared it to be arguably the best advertising...
Paper or plastic? How many times have we all heard that at the market? When it comes to implementing methods like Lean or Six Sigma, we might ask a somewhat similar question: "Stapled or Woven?" [inlinead]...
3 Process Change Lessons from Dogs
Published: 2015-08-03
Are you a pet lover? I’m more of a dog guy and have enjoyed their friendship my whole life. You already know you can teach dogs all kinds of tricks. Did you know, however, they have something to teach us when it com...
People today can barely survive in the chaos that is corporate life, let alone assimilate higher volumes of change coming faster and getting more complex by the nanosecond. Why is it then that some people tend to thrive in this whitewater of confusion while others are crushed by the emotional and mental weight of it all?
Lack of engagement in the Operational Excellence realm is a common hurdle to implementation, but if you spot the warning signs early enough you have a chance of managing it, writes columnist Jeff Cole this month, as he outlines three "code w...
Good time management is essential to any change initiative, but how can you change if you simply don’t have the time? This month, columnist Jeff Cole reveals two simple solutions to create value-added time and how to "pay your...
Are you in sales? Trick question – we’re all in sales. You may not be selling a product, but on a daily basis we’re all selling ideas, new ways of doing things, and information....
We all have voices in our heads – our internal monologue if you will. All thinking really is anyway is the process of asking yourself questions and answering them – right? Sometimes th...
Have you ever been in a situation where you are minding your own business when a life or career-altering change comes blazing out of left field? And you are left scratching your head and wonderin...
Here are some important things your employees won’t tell you about change
Shared Expectations for Rapid Change
Published: 2014-02-20
Have you found that some tools are timeless? In good times or bad they serve us well. I was recently reminded by a client that not knowing your Customer’s expectations can be an absolute killer in the world of process improvement. It...
What if I told you that there is supposedly a secret to successful process change? And those who know that secret sway the odds of success i...
We’ll get to those ghosts in a moment, but first a quick commercial for benchmarking. If anyone ever offers you a job doing benchmarki...
The battle cry of dieters everywhere is "you are what you eat." But when it comes to organizational change a...
Whether we see change as good or bad has a lot to do with the way we t...
When change happens, you can think it's the best thing you ever heard or that it's the end of the world., writes Jeff Cole. It just depen...