Change Management Blog

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

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Rick’s Reflections | Help for the ‘Hunters and Gathers’

10 CONSIDERATIONS FOR SELECTING A CHANGE MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY

‘Hunters and Gathers’ is a phenomenon I discovered a few years ago. It refers to those who are typically newly appointed change management practice leaders who have been given the assignment to design, create, build and/or buy a change management methodology for their…

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What Do You Do If You Don’t Have Time for Change Management? | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 2

Join LaMarsh Global Executive Director of Consulting Services Jeanenne LaMarsh in her Managed Change Minutes™ debut talking about change management and what to do if time is an issue with your change initiative.

Want more? View additional Managed Change™ Minutes episodes and access free change management resources.

Wrong: Change Agents Own the Change | Video Transcript

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES  | EPISODE 1 VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

How can we say that? The project team, the change agents are responsible for the change. They work endless hours, and they keep talking about leadership. If only they could get senior leadership and middle management to be willing to give the speech about the…

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Rick’s Reflections | 10 Tips to Make Change Management Training a Strategic Decision

Recently I did a Google search on change management training. Instantly, a number of providers loaded on my screen. With such a list, I know its sometimes hard figuring the best options for you and your organization. At LaMarsh Global, we’re here to help you make that decision. When you…

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Wrong: Change Agents Own the Change | Video

MANAGED CHANGE™ MINUTES EPISODE 1

Join LaMarsh Global CEO Rick Rothermel and Executive Director of Consulting Services Jeanenne LaMarsh as they share thought leadership, ideas, observations and predictions on a range of change management topics, challenges and controversies. In today’s premiere episode Rick talks about change ownership and the relationship…

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With Change Management, To Certify or Not to Certify is the Question

Many professions today either recommend or require what they are calling certification in order to be recognized as an expert. That is also true of change management.

But what is certification and what is the best source of change management certification for you?

LaMarsh Global believes the definition of certification is that…

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Free Download | 10 Minute Managed Change™ Triage Tool

Download and complete the 10 Minute Managed Change™ Triage to identify risks and opportunities with your change project:

Understand why changes fail and why it is important to manage change
Identify strategies to increase probability of success implementing change
Define the attributes of a well-managed change
Examine a Case…

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Rick’s Reflections | Why Change the Way Change is Managed?

As we mentioned last month, LaMarsh Global is launching a major review of how we approach change management. Importantly, our support of our clients’ efforts to implement successful change continues to yield effective change that seriously reduces the risk of failure and results in sustainable change.

Developed over the last four…

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3 Things the Best Change Agents Do Differently

Change agents facilitate the transition from old to new for employees.

Questions and concerns are an inherent part of the change process, and the way in which change agents deal with them determines whether or not change will stick.

What separates an ineffective change agent from an effective one? Here are the…

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Rick’s Reflections | Managed Change and a Global Affiliate Announcement

Managed Change™ is LaMarsh Global’s proprietary change management model that creates value for clients by reducing the financial and operational risks usually associated with change.

When I’m asked about Managed Change™ and why I’m such a strong advocate of the model, I often don’t know where to start. There…

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3 Tips to Achieve a Successful Change Transition

Not sure where to start? One of the goals with any change effort is to move from the past toward a new future.

But the future can be a paradox. If you could define your company’s future clearly, the change process would be easier. But a detailed definition closes off unanticipated opportunities.…

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The Top 3 Reasons Sponsors Resist Change

Sponsors play an instrumental role in the success—or failure—of change. If a sponsor isn’t whole-heartedly on board with the change or change process, it can have a crippling effect.

When people aren’t on board during a change in your company, it can make the process a lot more difficult…

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Bold Statements | Never train your employee to ‘do’ change management

Never train your employee to ‘do’ change management.

Please tune in during the coming months as we explore bold and provocative notions about change management. Our goal is to spark dialogue, engage with one another and challenge what we might think about change and change management today. 

The 7 Emotional Phases Employees Go Through During Change

When people within an organization are required to change, they still value and emotionally identify with the current state.

The idea of change triggers a strong, legitimate response in them: a feeling of deep personal loss. Once these reactions start to appear among targets, how can you take steps to make…

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Rick’s Reflections | The Changing Role of Change Agents

We all know what a Change Agent does. Or at least we think we do.

I recently sat at lunch with a group of Change Agents and the topic of their role came up for discussion.  There was a common understanding among them that the Change Agent is ‘the doer’; the…

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Free Download | Mapping a Change Initiative

To operate efficiently as a company, it’s necessary to manage change projects efficiently. 

Change is needed for continuous improvement within your organization, but if you don’t know how to organize that change and the milestones that come with it effectively, your efforts can potentially backfire. That is why Read More ›

Provocative Thoughts | A change management certificate is not a license to practice

A change management certificate is not a license to practice.

Please tune in during the coming months as we explore bold and provocative notions about change management. Our goal is to spark dialogue, engage with one another and challenge what we might think about change and change management today. 

The 3 Most Common Change Management Myths

Why do some people see change management as unnecessary? Why do far too many senior managers think change management is something they can make up as they go along?

It’s usually because they buy into one (if not all) of these all-too-common change management myths:

1.  The myth: People will always adapt…

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Bold Statements | Stop being rational with the target of change

Stop being rational with the target of change.

Please tune in during the coming months as we explore bold and provocative notions about change management. Our goal is to spark dialogue, engage with one another and challenge what we might think about change and change management today. 

Rick’s Reflections | The ROI of Change Management

How do you know you’re getting your money’s worth?

Leaders responsible for change management procurement decisions already know if they focus more intently and methodically on resolving or mitigating the challenges, issues and concerns of the people impacted by change, the outcomes will be exponentially better. Leaders also know if people…

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