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Avoid These 5 Change Management Obstacles

The path of organizational change is littered with good ideas that never delivered on the results they promised. Creating successful change is not easy, but we have the opportunity to learn lessons from others, thanks to best practices in change management. Prosci’s research studies provide data on what works and - sometimes more importantly - what does not work when implementing change.

Research Study Launch: Change Management and Agile

Imagine that you, an experienced change management practitioner, are assigned a new change initiative to manage. You attend your first meeting with the project team ready to plan out the course of the project from now through go-live and beyond. However, you find out that they have only planned out the first two weeks of work! More shockingly, the project plan calls for only addressing work in these two week ‘sprint’ cycles. What do you do?

2016 Change Management Trends

Back in 2009, we started researching change management trends, curious to know what was in the future for change management. Seven years later, the newest research is in.

Culture and Change Management: The Water We Swim In

We all know that culture has a huge impact on our change management projects. To reinforce this, 90% of participants in Best Practices in Change Management - 2016 Edition rated cultural awareness as either important or very important to a change management initiative. Being culturally aware enables change managers to customize their change management approach, utilize culturally specific adaptations (while avoiding culturally specific obstacles), and create effective communication plans with the culture of their audience in mind.

Insights into the Prosci Research Process

Research and sausage. 

Yes you read that correctly! How is sausage made and what is the process? Growing up my dad would often say, “You never want to know how sausage is made,” (while cooking sausage for dinner). The sausage may have it’s secrets, and since we are so fond of our processed meat, we might be best to skip the details. But Prosci’s research is a very different matter!

Top 5 Change Management Trends for 5 Years


In the 2013 change management benchmarking study, we asked participants for their insights regarding the top trends in change management for the coming five years. Here are the top five predictions for 2018:

5 Tactics for Building Effective Change Sponsorship

Change management is an evolving field, and every company and project can have its own unique obstacles. But through decades of research, a collection of methodology-agnostic change management best practices have emerged, helping form a common foundation for the people side of change. Below is a selection of research findings on best practices for change management sponsorship.

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