Stop Start Continue Change Management Model

Stop Start Continue Change Management Model Introduction to the model - SSCCThe stop start continue change management model is a useful 'quick and dirty' tool for looking at service improvement. It can also be used as a technique for generating ideas, solving problems, and negotiating behavior changes between two groups, individuals, or departments Using the four basic titles (STOP START CONTINUE CHANGE) look at a service or offer and consider each of the actions, top stop elements (or the … [Read more...]

Action Learning (sets) – Reg Revens An experiential learning methodology

Action Learning (sets) - Reg Revens An experiential learning methodology What is Action Learning? Action learning is based upon the concept of learning by reflection (or reviewing) on an experience Action Learning & Action Learning SetsIntroduction to Action learningSo what is Action Learning?A definition of Action LearningAction Learning Set Who is in it?A 'Set' MeetingAction Learning ProjectsParticipating in an Action Learning … [Read more...]

schools-education-and-the-PESTLE-analysis-tool

PESTLE Analysis micro site - History - Introduction - Templates - HR example - Schools & Education - PEST-G The PEST or PESTLE Analysis in Schools & Education A PESTLE analysis is a tool that can provide prompts to the governors, management and staff involved in the analysis of the changes in the school’s environment that could impact future finance, planning and management decisions. It can enable them carry out a more comprehensive analysis.A PESTLE is usually used in commercial … [Read more...]

Knowledge Understanding Action

Knowledge Understanding Action Introduction to KUA Knowledge Understanding Action is the principle that RapidBI base all of our programs, products and developments. We recommend that the approach to organizational development and change management follow this simple structure:Knowledge - learn principles, information, behaviours and concepts Understanding - from that knowledge develop your understanding of what is meant and what it might mean. Action - to do - to do something … [Read more...]

Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Models

Research into Employee Engagement and SatisfactionEmployee Engagement and Satisfaction Models, There are many models on the market and each provider claims that their model is based on empirical research. For this I am sure, however for each organization that undertakes this they appear to arrive at different conclusions.So are they all correct or are they all incorrect?The jury is out on this. What we do know is that no two organizations are the same and that the prevailing … [Read more...]

Cone of Experience – Dale

Dale's Cone of ExperienceThe Cone of Experience is a visual model meant to summarise Dale's classification system for the varied types of mediated learning experiences.Please read carefully. All is not as it first seems! The original labels for Dale's ten categories in the Cone of Experience were:Direct, Purposeful Experiences Contrived Experiences Dramatic Participation Demonstrations Field Trips Exhibits Motion Pictures Radio, Recordings, Still Pictures … [Read more...]

Critical Success Factors (CSF’s) Made Easy. A step by step guide

Critical Success Factors - Analysis How to Determine the Critical Success Factors for your organization Identify>> Determine>> Deploy>> Measure What are Critical Success factors? This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview and application of Critical Success Factors. use the links below to jump to the section of most interest. What are Critical Success Factors (CSF's)?Being practical when using CSF'sAcademic Background/ HistoryTypes of Critical … [Read more...]

Change Management and Change Management Models

Introduction to Change, change management and change management models For any organizational development (OD) intervention to be effective, change needs to be lead or at the very least managed.Many organizations focus on the project management aspects of change. While this is an important factor - it is not the critical factor. People are. Having said that, it is about balancing the development or change of both at the same time - see our business growth model.Often when … [Read more...]

Career Anchors – Edgar Schein

Career Anchors - Edgar Schein Edgar Schein, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of the field of modern organizational psychology, suggests that every one of us has a particular orientation towards work and that we all approach our work with a certain set of priority and values. He calls this concept our ‘Career Anchors’.A "Career Anchor" is a combination of perceived areas of competence, motives, and values relating to professional work choices.Often, people select a career for all … [Read more...]

Introduction to the PESTLE analysis tool

PEST/ PESTLE Analysis Introduction PESTLE Analysis micro site - History - Introduction - Templates - HR example - Schools & Education - PEST-GThe PEST or PESTLE AnalysisOriginally designed as a business environmental scan, the PEST or PESTLE analysis is an analysis of the external macro environment (big picture) in which a business operates. These are often factors which are beyond the control or influence of a business, however are important to be aware of when doing product … [Read more...]

PEST or PESTLE Analysis

PESTLE Analysis micro site - History - Introduction - Templates - HR example - Schools & Education - PEST-GWriting a PESTLE Analysis - Tools and Template ETPS - PESTEL - PESTLEE - PESTLIED - SLEPT - STEEPLE - STEP - STEPE - PEST-G The Environment Scan - Environmental Organizational ScanningWelcome to our new micro site on the PEST or PESTLE analysis.Our popular page has now been improved and is split into more easily digested chunks. Lets us know your comments and … [Read more...]

Write SMART objectives & Goals

How to write SMART objectives and SMARTer objectives & Goals Welcome to (probably) the most comprehensive SMART objective resource page on the web Writing SMARTer Objectives Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based, Exciting, Recorded... or is it?Follow the links or scroll down....History and origins of the SMART objectives acronym - updated Dec 2009 History of SMARTER - updated June 2010Introduction to SMART Objectives and GoalsSMART Variations - updated … [Read more...]

Thinking about vision – Ten 100-year predictions that came true

Thinking about vision and talking about it are very different things. We all talk about corporate vision, mission statements. Some even talk about "futurists". Now until today I did not even realise that there was a professional association for futurists! http://associationofprofessionalfuturists.org/ or http://apf.org/ Thinking about vision Recently I read this great post on the BBC news site about an American civil engineer called John Elfreth Watkins Jr made a number of predictions about … [Read more...]

When is a DeepDive not a Deep Dive

So When is a deepdive not a deep dive? It is interesting how the use for a name in a given field changes over time. Or to be more realistic how a sexy name for an interesting subject gets hijacked by others without really understanding or respecting difference?In innovation, marketing and management the term Deep Dive was a methodology originally made popular by Ideo. It was a brainstorming or idea creation methodology.Then came along Stanford with their DeepDive ( … [Read more...]

PRINCE2 Project Management – 7x7x7 #PMOT

PRINCE2 Project Management. We hear this talked about in many organizations, but what is it really? What is PRINCE2 Project Management? The organization that sets the standard say that it is: PRINCE2 (PRojects INControlled Environments) is a process-based method for effective project management. PRINCE2 is a de facto standard used extensively by the UK Government and is widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and … [Read more...]

Chase to the bottom – or do you know of a free tool to…? #hrblog

Do you know of a free too to...? When was the last time you asked the question "Do you know of a free tool ...?" Was this your first attempt at solving the problem or last resort? Are free tools really free or is the cost hidden? Do we really understand all the costs involved?Many of our readers know that we are active in some of the HR and learning & Development online communities. Sometimes questions asked spark ideas and thoughts to share. This piece is one of them.The article … [Read more...]

Do you trust strangers with your bank account? Internet security for small businesses

Most smaller businesses have a web presence of some kind. We have to. In 2016 it is a key part of the marketing mix. But is it secure? Would you trust a stranger with access to your bank account? Internet security for small businesses I like to think that I am security conscious. I am aware of my online security (even this site is SSL). I only grant access to my accounts with great caution. Change passwords often. Not using the same passwords in lots of different places.But today whilst … [Read more...]

Mental Health, HR and Training #HRBlog

Mental health issues impact on 1 in 4 adults. If you are not personally affected, then the chances are people around you are. Some years ago I had an interesting experience on a training course. I have mentioned this to a few people in the past but never written publicly before. Talking therapies in the workplace are on the rise. They certainly have their place, but are people aware of the dangers as well as the opportunities.Some of my readers know that I have been a long term … [Read more...]

Why can’t people follow instructions? #changemanagement #HRblog

Why can't people follow instructions? Or maybe more accurately why wont people follow instructions?This was brought home to me recently during some small changes in a community group I run online. It got me thinking about how we implement change, and why change management programs often fail to meet expectations.In the worlds of project management, software updates and software deployment (CRM, ERP etc), training and in fact any change management situation where we need people to stop … [Read more...]

Have your team leaders lost their grip? Time to train managers #hrblog

Have your team leaders lost their grip?It's a straight forward question: Have your team leaders lost their grip?Managers, most of us have one. They are not always called managers of course. Sometimes they are called supervisors, team leaders, deputy manager, leader, VP, Boss. Whatever we call them or their official job title, they are our “line manager”.We rely on them for guidance in our jobs. For support when things are not going well. For praise when things go well. For many … [Read more...]

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