Elise Olding

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Avoid Change Fatigue in Digital Business Transformation

by Elise Olding  |  July 23, 2014  |  Submit a Comment

Too much change. I hear it from clients and conference attendees. It’s causing change fatigue. Change fatigue is characterized by an inertia or paralysis in the organization that affects each individual’s ability to embrace the next set of changes. Digital business is all about change. Get good at dealing with constant change or perish. One […]

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Employee Adoption Starts with Leadership Empathy

by Elise Olding  |  May 27, 2014  |  Submit a Comment

Here’s the scenario… The leadership team at R#*3P Enterprises has been locked in strategy meetings for months, creating a new vision and direction. There have been a lot of heated debates to get to the point of alignment. The direction for the enterprise transformation has been set. Now it’s time to share this with the […]

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Can Government Change?

by Elise Olding  |  May 1, 2014  |  Submit a Comment

Whenever I am visiting government clients, a common theme emerges –  that it’s harder to make changes in the public sector vs. the private sector. That’s one myth I’d like to quell right now. I may have been open to believing that during my first year with Gartner, but now that I’ve been here almost […]

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Change Resistance is a Myth!

by Elise Olding  |  April 9, 2014  |  Submit a Comment

Yes, that’s right! I believe change resistance is a myth. It’s an easy way for those leading change to blame the organization for not changing. I’m going to suggest that as a change agent, the buck stops with you. To be effective with “Big Change” you will need to be adept at influencing change and […]

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Introducing BPM Shift – BPM is Dead, Long Live Big Change!

by Elise Olding  |  April 2, 2014  |  Submit a Comment

At Gartner we believe that BPM practices as we know them won’t cut it in the future. Tinkering for efficiency has run its course. Digitalization and the Internet of Things (IoT) are just a few of the disruptions that will require RADICALLY rethinking work. Companies that didn’t exist 10 years ago have massive market capitalization. The pace of […]

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Is Using Jargon Hindering Your Communication?

by Elise Olding  |  November 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

A big barrier to communication is using language that you are familiar with but may not mean anything to your intended audience. It’s easy to fall into this trap, whether it’s the dreaded TLA’s (three letter acronyms) or technical IT terminology. Whatever the source, it makes for a one-directional conversation and often one that ultimately […]

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Brain Awareness Will Be Essential to the Enterprise of the Future

by Elise Olding  |  October 3, 2013  |  Submit a Comment

Would you be OK with your neurologist surfing the Internet and responding to email while doing surgery on your brain? So why is that behavior the norm in important executive meetings that determine the future of a company? Beliefs about how we work, and when we work, are being shattered by cognitive neuroscience research. Enterprises […]

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Move to the “3D Employee” and Embrace Well-being

by Elise Olding  |  June 26, 2013  |  1 Comment

There’s an abundance of chatter these days about employee engagement. It has become the “fix” for many of the ills identified in our workplaces. I would propose that this view represents only part of what is really needed. The “3D employee” needs mental, physical and social well-being. This goes beyond having clear objectives and being acknowledged […]

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Is A Lack of Accountability Eroding Effectiveness?

by Elise Olding  |  April 29, 2013  |  1 Comment

Accountability is at the foundation of business success. Many organizations implement technology or new business processes but don’t consider their current cultural norms for accountability. What’s the cost of overlooking this?  As an example – I use a parking app on my mobile in my hometown. The other day I returned to my car as […]

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Vision Alignment Challenges? Create a Collage

by Elise Olding  |  April 8, 2013  |  2 Comments

The challenge in many organizations is that we have a strong propensity to jump to the solution.  When the going gets tough merely having a solution in mind doesn’t get us out of the quagmire – particularly when it may not have been the 100% right solution to start with. It’s easy to lose our […]

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