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The readiness for organizational change

Expecting resistance to change and planning for it from the start of your change management progamme will allow you to effectively manage objections. Understanding the most common reasons people object to change gives you the opportunity to plan your change strategy to address these factor.

Are the people ready for change? Is there too much change at once? Are the people taking responsibility for the change?
Change Management - Top 12 reasons why people resist change - Torben Rick
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Top 40+ questions to ask first before embarking on any organizational change #changemanagement #organizationalchange  
How do you prepare an organization for change? What questions to ask before embarking on any change - Torben Rick
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Accountability has become a high priority to many leading organizations today. This recent focus has created a variety of issues for leaders as they consider what it is, how it is measured, and how important it is to their organization's success.

Accountability is Important because....
• 88% of fully engaged employees believe they can positively impact the quality of their organization's products and services.
• 38% of disengaged employees feel the same way. (Source: Towers Watson)

Although several studies confirm the importance of having a highly engaged workforce, a staggering 75% of leaders have no accountability plan or strategy in place. Yet 90% of those leaders say accountability directly impacts their business' success.
(Source: ACCOR)

Understanding the importance of an engaged workforce is only the beginning. Leaders need to have a system in place to increase the number of engaged employees and maintain high performance for the long term.
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An excellent article.
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Change management is a dolphin, not a whale
Change management is a dolphin, not a whale. Wait. Dolphins and whales? Dividing change into a series of short steps or phases - Torben Rick
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Great quote.  I agree that the most difficult part of implementing change are our innate human fears.  Or more simply put, a dolphin swimming toward your little boat is a whole lot more friendly image than a huge whale coming at you...
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Just another dangerous phrase:

"Doesn't matter what we say. Nothing will change anyway!"

A culture of continuous improvement is crucial to organizational performance and survival in an era of profound and accelerating disruption — http://www.torbenrick.eu/t/r/cbq
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Establishing the reason/necessity for change is critical to establishing communicable goals and identifying successful outcomes.
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How to prepare an organization for change? What questions to ask before embarking on any organizational change

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I really homed in on Learning what we need to know. Those questions are very thought provoking. 
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"A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody." — http://www.torbenrick.eu/t/r/rue
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+Sushila Grace
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Experienced executive with a strong track record in delivering business improvement & performance optimization
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Business improvement, change management, organizational development, organizational culture, performance improvement, strategy
Employment
  • Meliorate
    Independent Executive Interim Manager, 2008 - present
  • Verdo A/S
    Division Director & Group Business Development Executive, 2009 - present
  • Verdo Renewables Limited
    Non-Executive Board Adviser, 2012 - 2013
  • TDC A/S
    Business & Financial Improvement Director - Vice President, 2006 - 2007
  • Talkline GmbH & Co. KG
    Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Managing Director, 2001 - 2006
  • Talkline GmbH & Co. KG
    Project Director, 1999 - 2000
  • Sunrise AG
    Commercial Project Director, 1998 - 1999
  • TDC A/S
    Sales Support Director, 1997 - 1997
  • TDC A/S
    Head of Strategic Business Unit, 1995 - 1996
  • DanaData A/S
    Head of Logistics & procurement, 1992 - 1995
  • PC Distribution A/S
    Managing Director, 1992 - 1995
  • DanaData A/S
    Head of Marketing, 1990 - 1991
  • Nykredit
    Project Manager, 1989 - 1990
  • Kreditforeningen Danmark
    Project Manager, 1988 - 1989
  • Kreditforeningen Danmark
    Marketing Coordinator, 1987 - 1988
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Experienced senior executive, both at a strategic and operational level, with strong track record in developing, driving and managing business improvement and development, change management and turn-around.

Have worked with value-adding leadership and transformation creating simultaneous top line and bottom line growth. The main drivers have been marketing and sales efficiency, improved customer and employee satisfaction, customer service, product management, cross functional business improvements and culture change.

Strong strategic management experience in developing strategic directions.

By constantly challenging the way things are done combined with the organizational refocusing programs have been the key factors in obtaining the results:

► Significant financial improvement
► Increasing customer base
► Increasing service-level - customer service
► Increasing customer and employee satisfaction.

International experience from management positions in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

Fluent in Danish, German and English.

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  • Aarhus School of Business
    M.Sc. (Econ), 1984 - 1987
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