The Missing Part of Change Communication

Posted Posted in Change Management, Communication, Leadership, Project Management

By Erik Van Slyke, Managing Director, www.erikvanslyke.com Maybe it’s time to reevaluate the effort project teams put into change communication. Pick any study that examines the effectiveness of organizational change and somewhere the results will say that communication is one of the most essential ingredients of success. Some recent examples include: A 2016 Robert Half studyreported that 65% […]

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Resistance to Change

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By Erik Van Slyke, Managing Director, www.erikvanslyke.comSometimes the best solutions are the most obvious, and unfortunately, the ones least considered.Organization change is hard because leaders and project teams forget to do the simple, but important things, while spending extraordinary amounts of effort in the glitzy and complex.  Technology projects focus on the technology.  Outsourcing focuses […]

The Importance of Yellow Brick Roads

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By Erik Van Slyke, Managing Director, www.erikvanslyke.comChange is a lot like going from Oz to Kansas.  On one hand, it’s as uncomplicated as closing your eyes, clicking the heels of your ruby slippers and willing yourself from one place to another.  Individuals and organizations have the ability to make change that simple—an uncomplicated choice, a […]

The Importance of Trust . . . It’s Not What You Think

Posted Posted in Change Management, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Project Management, Talent Management

By Erik Van Slyke, Managing Director, www.erikvanslyke.comA few weeks ago I was talking with a project manager who wanted an assessment of his team’s capability.  The project was moving along without significant problems, but was approaching an intense period with several critical milestones.  The project manager felt unsettled because his team was not providing the analysis and […]