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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HCIPodcast: How HR Designs the Blueprint for Change

August 15, 2014

What does HR need to do to ensure HR is change ready? How can HR leaders transition from tactical and transactional role into a more stratgeic one? These big picture questions are addressed in full by our guests Silvia Masini and Judah Kurtz of ...

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How HR Professionals Can Take Charge of Change

August 12, 2014 | Barbara A. Trautlein, Ph.D., Principal, Change Catalysts, LLC | HCI

Consider this scenario:  A major new change is coming to your organization!  The executive team approved the change a year ago, a project team has been designing it for several months, and now it's ready to be rolled-out to the organization.  You just got a meeting request to create a communications plan to inform the workforce of the changes.  Just like that - wham - the ball's in your court!
Sound familiar?  So often the Human Resource professionals I work with (at all levels - often including senior management ranks) lament that they are invited to participate on change initiatives late in the game.  Typically, they are asked to play roles such as communications and training – long after the major decisions about how the workforce will be impacted have been made by other functional groups.  HR is left to deal with the "people details" and left out of the strategy discussions.  

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Symetra Supports Rules of Engagement with Fierce Conversations

August 7, 2014 | Fierce, Inc.

With more than 50 years of experience, Symetra elevates people's lives through retirement, employee benefits and life insurance products. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington and has approximately 1,200 employees in offices ...

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3 Steps to Defining Your Corporate Values

July 2, 2014 | Halley Bock, CEO & President, Fierce, Inc. | HCI

Defining your company’s corporate values can seem like a daunting task given its importance in setting your corporate culture. After all, your culture determines how your employees will achieve all those lofty goals you made. While it isn’t an exercise to be taken lightly, it doesn’t need to be weighed down in process. Follow these 3 steps to uncover your values while fully engaging your team.