Turning Change Resisters into Change Advocates

Turning Change Resisters into Change Advocates

You’re introducing a new change to your business, be it implementing a new organizational structure or system, or revamping existing processes. The change is expected to increase productivity, reduce cost, and increase employee engagement. Sound familiar? Most of your employees are eager to adopt the new change; however, there are a few people who are adamantly resisting.…

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Coffee & Change, Episode 2: Change and Mentoring

Coffee & Change, Episode 2: Change and Mentoring

Bill Kirst, our West Coast Organizational Change Management Lead in Seattle shares the second episode of his podcast series on the topic of change management. In this episode, Bill interviews his colleague Julia Ko, a Customer Experience Strategy Consultant, on how mentorship and mentoring is changing in 2017. Together they discuss and share insights on how to survive and thrive professional...

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Alpha Leadership

Alpha Leadership

Most of us have been in a setting where a manager or coach encourages the team leader to “wolf up” and take aggressive action. We often associate the “alpha” leader as loud, outspoken, dominant, and even outright aggressive. Having recently welcomed a German Shepherd pup to our family, the need to establish alpha leadership is an important part of proper integration into the family’s social...

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Got Change? Meet Me Where I’m At

Got Change? Meet Me Where I’m At

I recently read an article about the change that credit unions are forging to better meet their customers’ expectations. It had a great line that said, “If you want to reach consumers, you have to go where the consumers are.” That is why in 2016, when 78 percent of Americans had a social media presence, Zeal Credit Union in Livonia, Mich., decided to place its focus on...

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Coffee & Change: A New Podcast

Coffee & Change: A New Podcast

Bill Kirst, our West Coast Organizational Change Management Lead in Seattle, has kicked off a new podcast series on the topic of change management. In the inaugural episode, “Tackling Change in 2017”, Bill interviews his colleague Shawna Saffle, a Manager in our Operations Excellence Practice on how we manage change in life, in work and in the world.…

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Sherlock Holmes: From an OCM Perspective

Sherlock Holmes: From an OCM Perspective

Having recently read the book, “Mastermind: How to Think like Sherlock Holmes” by Maria Konnikova, I quickly realized why I am so fascinated with anything that is based on the Arthur Conan Doyle books (as many of us are!) It is obvious that Sherlock’s methodical approach is actually quite similar to what West Monroe does when we have to assess a client, especially from a change...

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Designing an Effective Organization: The Levers Available to Leaders Looking to Implement Lasting Change (Part 2 of 2)

Designing an Effective Organization: The Levers Available to Leaders Looking to Implement Lasting Change (Part 2 of 2)

A major change has occurred in your business and your peers have suggested it is time to alter the company’s organizational structure. Before you grab the whiteboard marker and start drawing new org charts, it is imperative to slow down, fully understand the types of change your company will make, and how that change will be executed.…

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