Change management: Learning the secrets of success.

Change management: Learning the secrets of success.
Change management: Learning the secrets of success.

Change management: Learning the secrets of success. Have you ever wondered why most change programmes fail and what you can do to reduce the risk of this happening in your business?


In order to know how to ensure a successful change management programme, you need to really understand what change is.


So, first things first, what is change?


Change is the one-stop-shop, catch-all word that describes the impact that comes from new strategic directions, new technologies and new contexts. It describes the transition to a new stage of business and the management practices that are used in order to land there.


Landing change can be difficult, but it’s achievable once you understand the process and practises.


In our upcoming event, Francesca Valli, who has managed multi-million-pound programmes and delivered trackable change, will be talking through her experiences in change management and the processes that she used to in order generate a solid return on investment.


During her career, Francesca has worked in Europe, the US and Asia. She sits as a non-executive director on the board of Front M and serves on the NSPCC Board’s fundraising sub-committee and on their National Volunteer Board.


Collaboration and productive partnerships are key elements of her approach, and part of her success is based on identifying leader-allies and aligning stakeholder to transformation goals.


We’re thrilled that she will be joining us at our event and excited to find out her secrets to change management success!


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Achieving goals

Achieving goals

Achieving goals – In almost every line of business and every workplace, so much emphasis is put on hitting goals and KPI’s that quite often the end goal is forgotten…

Don’t get bogged down in the detail!

For the past 6 months, I have been training for something that I never thought possible – participating in a boxing match. Actually fighting another human being under a strict set of rules with an audience looking on. Achieving goals has become very prominent in my mind.

Whilst this started out as a personal challenge of mine, completely separate from my work life, I have learned a lot about setting and achieving goals and what it actually takes to achieve them.

When I first started this journey, the end goal (which is 6 minutes in a boxing ring in front of 1,000 people) seemed like it was a million miles away and felt completely unachievable! But, by setting smaller, more realistic milestones along the way, the end goal no longer feels how it did in the beginning. It now feels very much like a reality, and now that I’m nearly at the end of this journey and have some perspective, I’ve realised that it was a lot easier to get to than I thought.

Get in the right mindset.

This mindset can be used in many different parts of your life, especially your professional one.

Work out what your end goal is, and then work backwards from there. Break down the task into manageable chunks and think realistically about how much work will be required to complete each one.

For example, if your end goal is to be promoted, then you need to work out exactly what you need to do to get there and break it down into too much smaller segments. Focus on hitting each individual task rather than rushing straight towards the end.

Once you do this, the task at hand doesn’t seem so big and your end goal will feel much more achievable.

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