Strategy is a paper tiger – without change

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Aligning people behind organisational change is what drives success in an uncertain world by David Ferrabee Organisational change management is about making the strategic plans understood, aligning people behind them and helping people to take up their role in making the change happen.  Organisations need to … Read More

5 top tips at the end of OCtober 2016 (Organisational Change Month)

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It’s the 31st of October 2016 which sadly means the last day of our first ever Organisational Change Management Month… also known as OCtober. It’s been quite a month at Able and How. We’ve spent 31 days posting, tweeting and chatting about change. We’ve heard many … Read More

OCtober – Organisational Change Management Month

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  Good morning from London.  It’s early in the morning on Saturday 01 October 2016 and time to start OCtober.  What is this all about? Why are we doing it? What do we hope to achieve? Read on. We’ve got explanations, details and a challenge for … Read More

Brexit lessons: organisational change management needed

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LONDON, 25 June 2016 — As you know, Able and How is a Change Management consultancy. This week, thanks to the Brexit referendum, the UK, Europe and the world are going through some potentially radical “change”. So we must have something interesting to say. Ideally it would … Read More

Tesco: strategy, implementation, brand and sports metaphors

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LONDON — ‎In America they call is being ‘an armchair quarterback’. I’m fond of the term back-seat-driver. I think there are more.   Yesterday for UK football fans the sight Glaswegian misery that is Sir Alex Ferguson ‎sitting in a Man City armchair watching his old … Read More

Change is hard, but soccer moms and US soldiers may have the answer…

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LONDON – A great article about parents and sports has got the conversations going at the school gate in my neighbourhood. Citing British research this Australian lady explains that 70% of 13 year-olds quit sport. And that it’s not for reasons we might think. WHAT do … Read More

Pfizer and AstraZeneca learn about the need for Change Management

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LONDON — Fifteen years ago I worked on the merger of Astra and Zeneca pharmaceuticals. In those days the companies were riding high. Largely driven by strong patent controls and very generous US marketplace. The development, marketing and sales of “blockbuster” medicines, such as Losec (or … Read More

Managing change in a world that is both changing and is not

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LONDON — With every day comes a new mix of the hurtling pace of change and the underlying “sameness” of everyday life. And while change is so prevalent in business discussions that people blush to say it is a constant, there remains a fundamental, underlying constancy … Read More

A different approach to building leadership capability for change

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We all know that leadership is key to successful change, and organisations are increasingly paying attention to building leadership capability for this purpose. Most organisations develop this through general leadership programmes. These programmes can be effective in explaining the key theories and models and offering some … Read More

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