Top 20+ must reads on change management

Top 20+ must reads on change management
must reads on change management

In organizations, change happens continuously and often at a rapid pace. Change has become an everyday part of organizational dynamics. Any organization that will not make changes risks being left behind, forgotten, risks competitors driving them out of business or faces possible closure. Top 20+ must reads on change management:

#1 – Basic change management questions to consider

Change programs that succeed put an equal emphasis on both performance and health in answering seven basic change management questions that should shape any change program: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How ready are we to start? What practical steps to take? How to manage the journey? How do we keep going forward? How do we avoid mistakes?

change management questions to consider

Seven basic change management questions to consider

#2 – What questions to ask before embarking on any organizational change

Deciding what to change is one thing. Making changes stick is another. To improve your odds, use this change management checklist – Read more

Top 40 organizational change questions

Top 40+ questions to ask first before embarking on any change

#3 – Avoid pitfalls of organizational change

Leading your company through change has become different from how it was ten to twenty years ago. Without foresight and preparation, organizations succumb to pitfalls that are typically foreseeable and avoidable – Read more

organizational change management pitfalls

Top 20+ organizational change management pitfalls

#4 – Change management require a compelling story

Change management require a compelling change story, communicating it to employees and following it up with ongoing communications and involvement. But in practice there are some pitfalls in achieving the desired impact. What motivates you doesn’t motivate most of your employees – Read more

#5 – Employees’ emotions are where the momentum for real change lies

Many leaders excel at building the rational case for change, but they are less adept in appealing to people’s emotional core. Yet the employees’ emotions are where the momentum for real transformation ultimately lies – Read more

#6 See – feel – change is more effective than analyze – think – change

Both thinking and feeling are essential, but the heart of change is in the emotions – Read more

#7 – ”We” need to change “them”

To many leaders still believe that “we” need to change “them” is the way forward when it comes to change management – Read more

#8 – Overcoming barriers to organizational change

The brutal fact is that about 70% of all change initiatives fail. But why? In most of the cases organizational-change failures are driven by … negative employee attitudes and unproductive management behavior – Read more

Overcoming Barriers to Organizational Change

Barriers to organizational change

#9 – Resistance to change is normal

Resistance to organizational change is rarely irrational. Employees resist change efforts from a perspective that makes perfect sense to them – Read more

Resistance to change in organisations

Resistance to change in organizations

#10 – Key elements in reducing resistance to change

Each change programme will have to be implemented on its own merits. But there are things we can do to reduce the level of resistance – Read more

#11 – Increase engagement when leading change

Successful transformation also generates “soft” benefits, such as trust, new organizational capabilities, and emotional commitment among employees. Top 15+ types of questions you can ask to increase engagement when leading change – Read more

#12- Storytelling an important part of change management

What do stories have to do with change management? – Read more

#13 – Change management is not an event

Many change initiatives fail because too many managers don’t realize that transformation is a process, not an event – Read more

#14 – Organizations don’t change. People do – or they don’t

If employees don’t trust leadership, don’t share the organization’s vision, don’t buy into the reason for change – there will be no successful change – regardless of how brilliant the strategy – Read more

#15 – Reduce the time an organization needs to navigate change programs

Social media tools can reduce the time an organization needs to navigate change programs and deliver a better change experience from the employee’s perspective – this, in turn, builds a foundation for employees to be more continuously change capable in the future – Read more

social media can facilitate change management

Top 10 ways social media can facilitate change management

#16 – Dolphins not whales

Change management is a dolphin, not a whale. What? Wait. Dolphins and whales? What have dolphins and whales to do with change management? – Read more

#17 – Real change management happens at the bottom

Change efforts must include plans for identifying leaders and pushing responsibility for design and implementation down trough the organization – Read more

#18 – How to measure change management success

Measurement should be considered during the planning of change and before any action is undertaken – Read more

#19 – The power of small wins

When you have a daunting mountain to climb, it is often best to break it into molehills. Large change management problems are best broken down into smaller ones with concrete achievable goals – Read more

#20 – Is change readiness is the new change management

Companies most likely to be successful in making change work to their advantage are the ones that no longer view change as a discrete event to be managed, but as a constant opportunity to evolve the business – Read more

#21 – Change is changing – Riding the wave of change

Companies need change leaders! People comfortable with the new and happy operating in an environment of uncertainty and chaos – Read more

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Experienced senior executive, both at a strategic and operational level, with strong track record in developing, driving and managing business improvement, development and change management. International experience from management positions in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland


  1. yossi koren 2 years ago

    thank u very much for sharing this knowlege with us.

  2. George Dramowicz 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing Rick.

  3. rom shibi 2 years ago

    as usual, u rock Torben

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    Torben Rick 2 years ago

    Thanks Rom

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