3 Keys to Success for Leading Organizational Change

Dwight Mihalicz,

Few things are as uncomfortable for employees as organizational change. Think about it. Your employees are happy. They know their jobs, and are comfortable doing things a certain way. They’ve been successful, perhaps for many years. And then suddenly, something changes. Change is difficult.

I once attended a change management workshop, where we were asked to make a small change to our morning routine. It was a good example of the uneasiness that surrounds even the smallest changes. Try this. Take off your shoes and put them on again. Which foot did you start with? Odds are you start with that foot every time. Try taking them off and putting them on again, starting with the other foot. Feel odd? You bet it does.

3 Priorities for Effective Managers

Dwight Mihalicz,

Managers are the glue that holds an organization together. When we think of great business leaders, we think of people like Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, or Richard Branson. Wharton University management professor Ethan Mollack found, though, that it is the managers, not the visionaries, who push organizations’ profitability. Mollack says that managers “are not interchangeable parts in an organization” but rather key players. They are charged with doing more with less, managing tight resources, and trying to drive innovation and creativity towards a practical deliverable. It’s a tough job – and it’s one that never ends!

How to Take Control of Your Email Inbox

Dwight Mihalicz,

Ah, the email inbox. One of the most common complaints I hear in the workplace is that the inbox is overcrowded and intrusive. Many people cringe at the amount of new email they get each day. In today’s workplace, it seems that everyone is overwhelmed by email. We use it as our main communication tool – to send status reports, important data, meeting requests, and lunch orders.  We email clients, managers, project teams, and co-workers. We CC, BCC, and Reply to All. The results are crowded inboxes filled with often irrelevant emails that can overwhelm employees.

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