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

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Free Download | Change Management Scalability Guide

The art and science of scalability decisions made easy.

No single attribute defines the scale of change management support required in an organizational change. Really, no single attribute is more important than another. An aggregate view is what we need to consider when making change management scalability decisions. This is the…

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Three Stages of Change | Managed Change™ Insights

Why do we put so much emphasis on the stages of change?

If you are familiar with the Managed Change™ Methodology you know we put considerable emphasis and effort into addressing the Current, Delta and Desired State and spend a lot of time in these three elements of the project.

The goal…

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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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40 Years Looking Forward on Change Management

A few weeks ago I sat down to reflect on the past 40 years and how change management has changed over that time. So it is very appropriate to look forward as well. What will change in the next 40 years?

That is a long time horizon to predict, 40 years,…

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40 Years Looking Back on Change Management

As I approach my 40th year as a student of managing change I find myself reflecting on the changes in how change management has progressed. And it has progressed. We who dedicate our lives to this work should be both proud and humbled by where change management is today in our…

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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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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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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. 

Free Download | 5 Must-Do Tips for Effective Change Management eBook

Change was once a discrete event with a beginning, middle and end. At the end things got back to “normal.”

But today, change is a constant; multiple changes can happen simultaneously with no normal in sight. Changes can take companies – and the people in them – toward a successful future,…

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4 Tips to Survive the Delta State

The delta state is where the bulk of change happens. It’s the gap between the present and the future. It’s a time of confusion—the old way of doing things is gone, but the new way isn’t firmly established.

For many people, breaking the comfortable routines of the current state and stepping…

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How to Increase Your Resilience in the Face of Change

When someone tries to get you to change, you can experience a number of different reactions. If change means you have to leave a present that’s comfortable and familiar, you’ll most likely resist change and fight to stay the same.

Resilient people can absorb the impact of change and keep going. …

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Bold Statements | They say they want change management but they sabotage it

They say they want change management but they sabotage it.

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. 

Defining the Future State in 3 Easy Steps

Change is difficult because you are leaving what was once comfortable and familiar and heading into the unknown.

But focusing on the future and planning how you’ll approach the transition toward it makes change a lot smoother. The future will look different for every company, but there are 3 easy steps that…

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