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Managing Busy Managers During Projects


Consistently, one of the biggest obstacles to change identified by participants in the our Best Practices in Change Management benchmarking study was poor support and alignment with middle management (behind only ineffective sponsorship and resistance from employees). Managers resisted the change and did not effectively support their employees through change. One of the main culprits for this obstacle is the manager dilemma.

5 Tips for Building Organizational Change Management

During the summer of 2009, Prosci will be releasing a number of "Five tips" tutorials. These tutorials will provide simple, actionable steps to improving change management application. Each tutorial will focus on a particular element of change management, including:

Five Tips For Developing Managers and Supervisors as Coaches During Change

Becoming a great leader of change is not easy - it involves learning new skills and using new tools to engage direct reports. With effective reinforcement and support available, managers and supervisors can become the ally that project teams need in an ever-changing environment.

Making the Most of "Good" Resistance

Resistance to change comes in many shapes and sizes, and it is manifested through all sorts of behaviors exhibited by employees. To begin the examination of "good" resistance, let's first think about three forms of resistance:

Tools for Each Stage of Change Management

Upstream, midstream, and downstream: these are the three stages of change management that Prosci has identified to help you know where you are in the change management process.

3 Avenues for Resistance Management

Prosci defines change management as the application of a structured process and set of tools for managing the people side of change to reach a desired outcome. But how often do we see change management and resistance management used synonymously?

3 Ways to Neutralize Resistance to Change


Isn't resistance the natural reaction to change? In times of change, the natural reaction is to resist. Whether they are happening at home, in the community or in the workplace - changes introduce the unknown.

Comfort with the Current State: Context for Resistance

Change management practitioners and business leaders often underestimate the level of comfort with the current state. The natural and normal reaction to change is resistance.

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