Taking time to listen and reflect during periods of change

I’ve been reflecting on reflection recently.  Mainly because I have been very busy and have lacked time during the day to truly reflect on my work.  This has led me to reflecting in the evenings, sometimes in the middle of the night, which has not been good news for...

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...

The power of business storytelling

It’s National Storytelling Week this week. Many people know that stories are important to us as humans. But, I am often asked about the actual business benefits of using stories in organisations. This presentation outlines some of the latest research in this...

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...