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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One Sure Fire Way to Make A Change Effort Fail – Appoint a Change Agent Leader

by Elise Olding  |  July 15, 2014  |  Submit a Comment

It all starts innocently enough. Senior executives have formulated a new strategy, now they need to move that vision to the execution phase. It starts with appointing (aka coercing) an individual or group who will be the leader of the change, the “change agent.”  Nothing could be more detrimental to the success of the initiative. […]

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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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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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Distractions: The Next Stop for BPM

by Elise Olding  |  December 10, 2013  |  Submit a Comment

For decades process improvement has focused on efficiency. The thing about efficiency is it is finite. What’s next? I think identifying and removing distractions. In a digital world, the process model is dead and will inhibit capitalizing on “business moments.” Gartner describes these as “competition that appears from nowhere, disrupts, disappears, or transforms.” A focus on […]

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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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Communicate Better – Tell, Listen and Adapt

by Elise Olding  |  March 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

Just returned from a couple of days visiting executives in some of the leading organizations in Spain. Amazingly, it’s not technology that is top of mind for many of these executives. It’s organizational change. Why? Because any technology implementation requires a change in the behavior of those using it. This skill is not one that […]

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