It seems that everyday there is a news article or story about someone doing something that others consider unethical. I wonder how people would define ethics if you asked them.
After reviewing a study by IBM Global Business Services that examined how organizations manage change and that identified the challenges, success factors and gaps to project success, I did the ‘happy dance.’ Through input from 1500 change practitioners of various industries and representing a global perspective, the authors formed a well rounded view of change initiatives.
So why did I do the ‘happy dance’? The research indicated that the most significant challenges when implementing change are people-oriented including changing mindsets and attitudes, aligning the corporate culture with change, and motivating employees. Our business for over 20 years has been about the soft side, the human side of success. And my passion for the last 15 years has been helping people change their mindset to support their skill set or external goals. Continue reading