Director Organizational Change Management at Pearson

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3 years 9 months ago
Chris, Thank you for your feedback. I have added a few steps and reframed the need and use of a facilitator making it more lightweight -- I believe. More
3 years 9 months ago
Richard sorry for the delayed response, I went off grid for the holiday weekend! I believe the issue of adaptability is a cultural issue. In my mind, culture is a reflection of the way people have a... More
3 years 10 months ago
While I am not sure I agree with you on every point, I will say that I do agree on others. I’d like to start with you last comment first which I happen to agree with (conceptually). The type of t... More
3 years 10 months ago
Jenifer, I am happy to edit and repost. The original post was drafted quickly to beat the deadline and definitely needs some editing. I will repost an edited version tomorrow and hope you come back... More
3 years 11 months ago
Ayomi, you make a valid point that is an inherent part of the problem -- self-worth is attached to title or even profession. With all changes there is resistance and I expect much of the resistance (... More
3 years 11 months ago
Dan, the answers [to getting people engaged] are clear, well understood and have been known for decades as you point out through the quotes from Drucker and Peters. The example from TELUS is intriguin... More
3 years 11 months ago
3 years 11 months ago
Fiona, Brilliant!!! I looked at the videos and they say exactly (only better) what's rolling around in my head. I do get systems thinking and agree the goal is not to teach the concept but to live ... More
3 years 11 months ago
Stephen, I agree with you and that is the point. I decided this year I was going on a mission of covert-disruption (which is the under-lying theme in all I do). My experience of making large scale c... More
3 years 11 months ago
Great conversation and yes we clearly all understand and see the value of a systems perspective but how do we move this idea past the 'believers'? Trying to teach the concepts of systems thinking bef... More
3 years 11 months ago
Harrison, Apologies for the delayed response, somehow I missed your comment and would like to provide my thoughts on the dilemma you presented. The way I see HR and employees is similar to the refere... More
3 years 12 months ago
Yes most definitely and you interested in helping us out More
4 years 1 week ago
Fiona, I fully understand and appreciate the influence structure (the system) has on outcomes. I agree that we need to make a change in the system and saying that we should stop using command and co... More
4 years 1 week ago
Thank you , I will check out the book More
4 years 1 week ago
Fiona, I agree that temporary work contracts seem scary when set against the backdrop of current organizational norms. And surely this idea must be able to sustain people's livelihood which would re... More
4 years 1 week ago
Fiona & Heidi, very interesting comments and thoughts from both of you. I don't think it is by accident that we are looking at ways (hacking) HR can help increase adaptability. There is a very uniqu... More
4 years 1 week ago
Ulrich, you are spot on! Moving to role-based work is a way to flatten our orgs and become more adaptive. While the actual title is more symbolic in nature, it is important to realize that these typ... More
4 years 1 week ago
Heidi (and all) , thank-you for your thought provoking comments. It is beginning to feel like we are converging towards something that is tangible, doable and efficacious. What I am suggesting so... More
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Positions (and accompanying titles) are reflective of the rigid, hierarchical, fear-ridden and overly centralized organizations that [irrespective of the organization and by themselves] both set-up an
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Bosses aka “the man” frequently blur the line of sight to the customer forcing people to choose between meeting the needs of the boss or the customer.
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Bosses aka “the man” frequently blur the line of sight to the customer forcing people to choose between meeting the needs of the boss or the customer. The fact that the boss doles out reward [raises, good evaluation, promotion etc.] and punishment [poor assignments, no raise or even firing] based...

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1.  TITLE: Role Not Position

 

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Positions (and accompanying titles) are reflective of the rigid, hierarchical, fear-ridden and overly centralized organizations that [irrespective of the organization and by themselves] both set-up and reinforce non-adaptive behavior. 

What if we did away with traditional positions (and related...

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Businesses are designed to reinforce their existing structures (self preservation) and are naturally resistant to drastic change.  Similar to the immune system that attacks a newly implanted organ as a hostile invader, in a reflexive manner, even when the organ is required for life,  organizations reflexively destroy new...
By Monique Jordan on May 17, 2013