Transformational change is an inevitable part of a growing and thriving organization, but 93 percent of the Fortune 1000 executives we surveyed felt that their change initiatives were somewhat or not at all effective. The data doesn’t lie – there are key tactics that organizations...

Ever since attending an event last week, during which the new book The Startup Way was discussed, I have been ruminating over the many management models and methodologies around innovation and business growth. From Blue Ocean Strategy and Disruptive Innovation to the Lean Startup and Design...

Oftentimes, a transformational change is pushed onto people, resulting in anxiety or concern for the future. While a communication plan may outline messaging to share details of the change with your team, and you may provide training to prepare them for the change, that’s not...

For the past several years, big data has been much-discussed in the healthcare and life sciences industries, so much so that’s it’s been hard to escape the chatter. Are you tired of hearing about it yet? The fact is that data is incredibly valuable in this...

If you’re part of the life sciences community in this region, you’re familiar with Life Sciences PA and its mission to ensure that Pennsylvania is known as the United States hub for the industry. In an effort to promote that mission, the organization hosts a...

In a previous blog post, my colleague, Chris Jacobs, shared three common causes of failure in change initiatives: Not identifying key stakeholders, not doing a formal stakeholder analysis, and not conducting an impact assessment. This should come as no surprise, but by not prioritizing upfront...

For the change management associated with any type of business transformation to be successful, it must be strategic – from the start. Based on our recent survey results (*see below for more details), most organizations focus heavily on communications, training, sponsorship, and the business case...

On January 6th, several Navigate employees attended an early morning Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia event featuring Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author Clayton Christensen. Christensen is known as the “father of disruptive innovation,” based on his book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, published nearly...

In a little over a year, a new accounting standard (ASC 606) will be enacted, impacting how companies recognize revenue and causing ripple effects across multiple departments, business processes, and stakeholders. The new guidelines are very pervasive and represent one of the greatest shifts in...

Navigate was recently asked by a client to quantify the benefits of investing in good change management practices on previous business transformation initiatives.  As a practitioner of change management for over 20 years, I have found that many of my clients can find this challenging...

Change Management Done Right
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