In this follow-up episode to last week's brief history of change management, we talk about where the practice of change is going, focusing on three key areas: how we look at organizations, deepening our understanding of people and how the way we work is changing.
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Topic 1: How we Look at Organizations
In this section of the podcast I discuss that how we look at organizations is changing. We're moving away from highly structured, hierarchical and industrial based models to more complex and connected organizations, communities and ways of working. These resources talk about how we think about change in a more complex world.
Topic 2: How we understand people
In this section I talk about how the practice of change is forging a better understanding of people. From mindset to behavioural science, understanding how technology can shape micro-decisions, the centrality of identity to change and the power of our habits and how to change them and change our minds. Behavioural change is key to understanding how we as humans understand and make change in our own lives, and is core to the understanding of how to lead change effectively.
Topic 3: How work is changing
In this section of the podcast I talk about how the world of work is changing. One of the biggest theories affecting change is Agile. So how can we change, but in an agile environment?
The must-have change guides
If I was teaching a university course on change management, these books would be on my essential reading list! These are a great place to start if you're getting into working with change, and once or two of these would build an amazing toolkit for any change practitioner.