Change Management Blog

LaMarsh Global’s official blog, where change management thought leaders make the case for successful change.

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3 Major Change Management Trends: Exploring the Year Ahead | Managed Change™ Insights

We at LaMarsh Global are not great believers in predicting the future. We’ve learned our lesson over and over and know few of us can predict what is to come. However, the change management thought leaders at LaMarsh Global do have some idea of the immediate future. The year…

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Turning Data Into Useful Change Management Information | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 8

Jeanenne talks about using data to accurately identify potential source of resistance to change.

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Manufacturing Desired State Assessment | Free Download

Rolling out Corporate Led Initiatives as One-Size-Fits-All — I’m Sorry, What Did You Say? I said:  It’s Different Out Here – Can Anybody Hear Me?

Making successful change in larger, complex organizations requires an understanding of their different environments. Too often, enterprise-led changes are designed from the enterprise view of…

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When the Business and IT Can’t Get Together on a Change | Video Transcript

A large number of you are providing change management support to large-scale system changes: major overhauls of the basic technology that supports the business or the installation of an enterprise resource planning system.  This is going to result in a fundamental restructuring of the way your company does business.

It’s logical…

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Changing the Way Change Happens… and Sustaining Your Edge in an Ever Changing Global Society | Rick’s Reflections

Twenty years ago, Jeanenne LaMarsh wrote a seminal book on change management and the need for individuals and organizations to pay attention to the way in which they engage in the change process.

Changing the Way We Change has been distributed around the world, published in multiple…

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4 Action Plans to Address Resistance to Change | Managed Change™ Insights

Does Your Organization Have Them All?

The LaMarsh Global Managed Change™ Methodology lists four action plans to address potential or existing resistance to change. If you have attended a change management learning event of ours over the years, you know what they are:

Communicate what the Targets of…

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When the Business and IT Can’t Get Together on a Change | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 7

In this episode, Rick provides advice for unifying organizational business units during complex change initiatives.

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5 Core Functions of a Change Management Center of Excellence

Care and feeding of your change management competency with a Change Management Center of Excellence

You have made the first important decision – applying a disciplined approach to the way in which change will happen. You have documented that approach, sent your practitioners for training and are starting to use this…

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We Care About Feeding America | Rick’s Reflections

Join us in our commitment to contribute $10,000 to Feeding America with our own virtual food drive.

LaMarsh Global has pledged $5,000 and is challenging our family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and clients to match our donation. Each dollar contributed will provide ten meals to families in need across America. By leveraging…

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We’re Hiring!

LaMarsh Global is seeking an experienced Associate Consultant

As more and more organizations recognize the value of partnering with a LaMarsh Global team to provide change management support to their change efforts, we are seeking to enlarge our extended staff of Associate Consultants. Associate Consultants work in partnership with our staff Engagement…

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When Beliefs and Behaviors are Challenged by Change | Managed Change™ Insights

There is a great deal of talk among change management practitioners about the need to address culture in change.

Indeed, many changes are titled as culture change, even though they may involve much more than culture. It is a bow to the recognition that the culture is going to have to…

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Changing the Way Change Happens | Video Transcript

Forty years is a long time to be thinking about managing change well and in those forty years, I have seen a great deal of change in how organizations look at change management.

And I’m smiling as I think about it because it’s been an incredibly satisfying journey to watch what’s…

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LaMarsh Global Announces We Care About Veterans 2015 Committed to Community Campaign

LaMarsh Global could not be any prouder of our men and women in uniform.

We acknowledge both the comfort of strong esprit de corps and the idea of service before self, as well as the challenges and hardships of military service.  We also acknowledge that whether you served for 2 years…

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Change Agent’s Guide to Change Management | Free Download

So much is being written today about the tools to use in a well-managed change. But tools are only that: the forms and formats to gather data and build plans. Those tools are used in a process of managing change. That process is the core of a well-managed change.

This…

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Changing the Way Change Happens | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 6

In our sixth installment, Jeanenne LaMarsh explains what to do when organizations have an appetite for change management and provides more insight into building organizational change management capability.

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What To Do When The Change Agent Is At Risk | Video Transcript

We’ve been able, as you have, to do a good job of defining what does a change agent do, but it’s also important for us to recognize this is actually a high-risk assignment. Your career, and the success of the change, is highly dependent on your ability to be a…

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Engaging Physicians in the Change Process

Over the past ten years, I have had many opportunities to assist fellow clinicians in making the transition to an Electronic Health Record (EHR). And prior to that, I helped nurses, doctors and other clinicians implement countless changes throughout the healthcare system.

Being a clinician myself, I have great insight into…

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What To Do When The Change Agent Is At Risk | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 5

The role and responsibilities of change agents create risk. In episode 5, Jeanenne shares two must-do tips for successful change management that work to mitigate this risk and bring good change to the organizations we serve.

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Should You Call It Change Management? | Video Transcript

Well, why not? After many years of struggling to become a recognized profession, change management is now clearly recognized and accepted as an important element of any major change initiative. We who are in this profession should be proud.  So why would I raise the question of what we could…

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Should You Call It Change Management? | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 4

In our fourth episode, Rick returns to talk about what exactly it is that we do and a different way of labeling change management as a profession.

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