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Change Management

Posted Date: 2013-05-28

Managing change is always going to be an issue for organisations. Whether it's a restructure, a merger, a technology update, a new initiative or even a new CEO, organisations constantly face some form of change. The challenge is to firstly accept the need for change and secondly, successfully navigate change. Unfortunately, organisations often manage change very poorly which can cause staff to adopt a survival mentality. At its core, survival behaviour is a form of resistance which is a natural reaction to unwelcomed change.



Delegation

Posted Date: 2013-05-28

Perhaps one of the most underrated management skills is delegating. The ability to succinctly and clearly delegate work will make you far more effective in the workplace.

 

People mistake delegation for simply telling people what to do. Delegation, by its definition, implies some level of authority or representation- so when you are delegating you are empowering and allowing that person to do the job. In summary you are giving the person the authority to complete the task or job.



Confronting Middle Performance 1

Posted Date: 2013-05-28

A few years ago I had a colleague who, not matter what you asked him to do, would always say that he was in the middle of things. I never really exactly knew what it was he was in the middle of, but it was pretty important and obviously quite lengthy because he was in the middle for what seemed liked years!