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Pitfalls of Traditional Organisational Change Management

Reading Time: 6 minutes According to John Kotter, Professor at Harvard Business School, 70-80% of all organisational initiatives fail. Change is Disruptive. You may think the change you want to implement is trivial, but it can have tremendous effect on the person asking to change. Change always brings disruption to the status quo. Thus, in most change initiatives people reacted with resistance and denial, nor the change is not sustainable. After a certain time, people will go back to the old status quo.

Lean Change Management — What is the Secret Sauce?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Lean Change Management is based on the metaphor that any change initiative can be thought of as a startup. People affected by change become involved and accountable by co-creating the change. Short and closed feedback loops transfer the reaction of the people involved to continuously adapt the course of change. Borrowing many principles and techniques from the Lean Startup method (Eric Ries) and Lean Stack Machine (Ash Maurya), change agents are able to keep the change plan and model up-to-date by incorporating the latest learnings obtained from the reactions on the work floors.

How-Might-We Questioning

Reading Time: 3 minutes How-Might-We Questioning is a format to reframe issues in opportunity statements to spark creativity, brainstorming, and innovation: How might we make our entrance more inviting that our visitors feel more at home. How-Might-We Questions are a simple way to improve your products or services. In design thinking, HMW questions open up to Ideation sessions where you explore ideas, which can help you solve your design challenge in an innovative way. In product development and engineering, How-Might-We Questioning is a simple way to improve products or services.

Kanban – Whaa, I released a Monster! – 10 Recommendations

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you work in services or technology, your work is often times invisible and intangible. A Kanban board make your work visible so you can show it to others and keep everyone on the same page. If you start with Kanban the first time you might be shocked by the monster you created because the board shows relentlessly all the sh*t of your actual way of working. Don't panic and don't start improvement activities heedlessly. - 10 recommendations to prevent this pitfall.

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Lightning Decision Jam

Reading Time: 4 minutes Lightning Decision Jam (LDJ) is a format for group decisioning. All open, unstructured discussion are replaced with a clear, timeboxed structured process. LDJ has its background in design thinking.

Design Thinking – What it is & Why it Works

Reading Time: 6 minutes Design thinking focuses not on single objects but on systems instead: the single object and it's context of use as well the user. In this sense design is more than look-n-feel. Steve Jobs phrased it in his own extreme consequence: "Design is how it works."

27 Creativity & Innovation Techniques

Reading Time: 1 minute 27 Creativity & Innovation Techniques. 27 creativity & innovation tools is an overview of various commonly used techniques in creativity, innovation, research & development processes. All in one-pager. The techniques are grouped by Diverging & Converging techniques, Open & Closed challenges / problems, Products & Services situations, Individual & Group techniques.

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