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

Is there a crisis in ‎HR, People and Change?

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What is happening to Human Resources departments? They’ve lost all shape and structure. Not 20 years ago organisations might expect to have a head of pensions, a head of benefits, and an administration team covering hiring, firing, and payroll. However things seem much less straightforward today. … 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

Human Factors: Why your change and transformation programme failed

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LONDON 30 MAY 2014 — Why do change programmes ‎fail to deliver the intended value? Why do so many good programme managers and technically gifted change managers continue to under-perform when it comes to delivering the benefits of transformations? People. That’s the simplest of answers. People … Read More

Hogan Lovells: A few words of support for Andrew McGinty

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LONDON — It’s a silly time for news stories. But everyone seems to love a “bad business” story. So I feel sorry for Lovells’ man in China. He sent out a note to try to rally his senior staff and get them into the office on … Read More

Stephen Covey and the hidden mystical agenda

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LONDON — It is sad to hear that anyone has died.  Stephen Covey supported and inspired many people. I will admit, though, that I struggled with his advice. I also admit that it may be cultural.  As a skeptic about most things, when someone’s own website says “[he] dedicated … Read More

Employee engagement is meaningless

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CARTHAGE — It’s very fashionable to talk about ’employee engagement’ these days.  British PM Gordon Brown set up an enquiry to look into it.  Job titles are sprouting up for people who tend to it.  Even the boardroom and shareholder’s favourite Forbes magazine has written glowingly … Read More

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