6 lessons for change implementation success

In the November issue of our newsletter we share the 6 most common lessons for implementing change successfully. These lessons have been gleaned from client feedback, and we believe they make very compelling reading. They are:

#1: Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it
#2: It’s easy to let imperative become diluted
#3: [...]

Posted by Brian Casey on November 22nd, 2010

Our change management webinar programme 2010/11

We are currently confirming our programme for 2010/11. Whilst you are waiting, why not sign up to our newsletter or follow us on twitter to be kept up to date.
We will be covering a wide range of topics including the ROI for change management, building commitment to change, change communications and passive sponsorship. The programme is designed [...]

Posted by Brian Casey on September 20th, 2010

How we get things done.

I’ve been evaluating my productivity for the last couple of weeks, looking to see where I can make incremental, yet significant improvements. Two major developments, have been applying the Getting Things Done framework, and mastering Inbox Zero. The latter, took me 2 weeks to get a grip of but it’s made a huge difference to how [...]

Posted by Brian Casey on July 27th, 2010

Changefirst is hiring: Business Development Manager

We are looking for an experienced Business Development Manager to join the team at our HQ in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. This is an ideal role for a sales professional who has a proven track record of creating, nurturing and managing new business, ideally within a training company, a software vendor or with an e-learning [...]

Posted by Brian Casey on June 1st, 2010

Help us to find the ROI for Change Management

We quite often get asked the question: “What is the ROI on change management?” Understandably, people want hard data which demonstrates that an investment in change management actually pays off. So, in an effort to answer this question we thought we would kick-off a pulse survey, and we would really appreciate your help and contribution.
The [...]

Posted by Brian Casey on May 24th, 2010

Join us for a webinar during April

Whether you are an experienced change agent or change management is your latest project, you may be interested in our series of free webinars during April.
Each webinar lasts 60 minutes and cover a broad range of topics, and are designed to make you more effective as change agents and leaders.
A full list of topics can [...]

Posted by Brian Casey on April 1st, 2010

Change management is neither art nor science…..

In John Kay’s new book Obliquity he talks about expertise. He says
“In Blink, Malcolm Gladwell uses the example of the Getty Kouros statue, whose provenance was “validated” by scientific testing, but which experts immediately perceived as fake. But the important point is not that the judgments were quick, but that the judgements were expert: that [...]

Posted by David Miller (Managing Director of Changefirst) on March 26th, 2010

Introducing e-change®

I am pleased to announce the launch of our online business change application, e-change®. In summary, e-change is a complete suite of change processes, tools, resources, and e-learning in a single, business application. It enables change managers to deliver and affect change quickly, and can be adopted without the need for costly offsite training and [...]

Posted by David Miller (Managing Director of Changefirst) on March 11th, 2010

Change in the Cloud

Yesterday, I attended one of the first meetings of EuroCloud. As you might imagine this is a Europe-wide organisation dedicated to promoting Cloud Computing. For purposes of the blog the cloud could be defined as ‘available anywhere on the web 24/7′ plus ‘changes are made once, for everyone’. This covers everything from Salesforce.com to Google Apps.
In [...]

Posted by David Miller (Managing Director of Changefirst) on February 26th, 2010

Join two new Changefirst groups on LinkedIn

Changefirst has launched two LinkedIn groups to support the thriving change management community.  We have created these groups to deliver a forum for change managers and change agents to discuss insights, industry challenges and, of course, provide an opportunity to connect with like minded professionals.
The Changefirst group, is where we encourage clients, practitioners and friends [...]

Posted by Brian Casey on January 28th, 2010