Change Management

Drive change through people with the right communication and approaches

Because change is constant, organizations need to drive change through people rather than driving people through change. With the right communication and approaches, your employees can withstand drastic or even small organizational changes without a negative impact on business results. Learn about the need for and process of finding “change architects” to facilitate the organization’s movement through a change initiative, using “broadcasters” to communicate the change with stories and data, and having “coaches” to address the personal resistances of change. Accountability and ownership for change are diffused throughout the organization.

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Partnership 101: Consulting with Experts

June 26, 2015 | Ankita Poddar | HCI

The title HR Business Partner can be extremely confusing. It has many of us thinking that our partnership is limited to the business, but it is just the beginning. The role of an HR Business Partner is to bring order in a world of chaos -much of which is the result of our own doing.




6 Research Backed Practices to Create a Connected Culture

May 7, 2015 | Todd Hall | HCI

I recently heard about a department that hired a very competent manager.  She quit after two weeks because the culture of the department was so negative and unhealthy.  She simply couldn’t stand working there after two short weeks.  The department may have been checking off short-term things on the to-do list, but their overall effectiveness was low and decreasing rapidly.


Are You Building Your Workforce Around Change?

April 30, 2015 | Barbara Trautlein | HCI

What changes are your organization experiencing now?  Merger, acquisition, reorganization?  New technology implementation or significant upgrade?  Major new product or service-offering launch? 

Sobering statistics show that 70% of major organizational changes fail.  We all know the carnage that results from these missteps - lost investment, customer dissatisfaction, employee cynicism. 


Fierce Conversations: How to Address Toxic Employees

April 8, 2015 | Aimee Woodmiller-Wood

The competing viewpoints on how to best handle and confront employees that exhibit negative behaviors results in a staggering 78 percent of Fierce, Inc. survey respondents claiming organizational tolerance of toxic employees. Learn a better approach to dealing with this issue.


The Practice of Courage

April 2, 2015 | Susan Scott, Founder of Fierce, Inc. | HCI

A martial arts sensei said, “You are always practicing something.  The question is – What are you practicing?”  Darn good question.

Whether we are practicing one-upmanship or cooperation, truth telling or lying, mentoring or self-promotion, fluency in three-letter acronyms or plain speaking, anonymous feedback or face-to-face feedback, our practices have an impact on our careers, our companies, our relationships.