The Change Conversation – February 2021 edition

The February 2021 edition of The Change Conversation is out now, featuring news about new ChangeStories podcast episodes as well as some really interesting research about pausing and reflecting during change programmes and reframing change resistance.  There are also...

History matters, so why are so many organisations keen to forget theirs?

One of the most interesting points that emerged from my PhD research was the importance of the hidden factors in organisations that can impact on their ability to move forward and change.  The iceberg model is well known as a model of organisation culture.  But, in my...

Is it time to rethink resistance to change?

Recently I’ve been thinking about or perhaps rethinking change resistance. Twenty years ago, when I first started out working in organisation change, resistance was seen as a difficult behaviour perpetuated by difficult people.  Every day I saw managers and change...

Appreciative inquiry during a pandemic: can it be useful?

Appreciative inquiry is a key part of our work to support organisations and individuals in creating meaningful change.  But what is it and why is it useful?  And more importantly, is it useful right now, during a pandemic? In this article, I will discuss the key...