How do people engage at work?

When you communicate the change be aware that the impact will be different for different kinds of people. Take those different needs into account when you are planning the message. Then recognize the risk that different kinds of engagement might present.

Adjourning and Mourning: Tuckman Part 5

The group will now have delivered the task. The members can move on to new things carrying forward learning from this experience into their new work. But for that to be done successfully there is a change to be managed.

Managing Team Performance: Tuckman Part 4

Lead your group through the stages to achieve a good result. In Stage 4, the group are high-performing, motivated and achieve effective and satisfying results.

Handling Resistance

Stage 5 is about empowering action, over coming resistance and getting rid of obstacles to change. This is where your investment in Stages 1 to 4, begins to pay dividends. Kotter himself states that when Stages 1 to 4 are skipped, resistance is inevitable and this can destroy your change.People resist change because they fear loss. Here are some way to deal with obstacles.

Managing Team Norming: Tuckman Part 3

Lead your group through the stages to achieve a good result. In Stage 3, people begin to experience a sense of group belonging and a feeling of relief that conflicts are being resolved. They are on their way to being organized so that they can achieve their goals.

Forming the Team: Tuckman Part 1

Understanding forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning can help you to lead, manage and facilitate teams and work groups more effectively.

Leading Change – Creating a Powerful Guiding Coalition

Putting together the right people to lead and manage the change initiative is critical to its success. It needs visible support from key people through out your organization. You must find the right people, instill in them a significant level of trust, and develop a shared objective.

Know Yourself!

I have important news for you – there are no perfect managers. Managers have strengths and all of them have weaknesses too. You are no different to the rest. There will be things that you are good at and there will be other things that you might prefer not to talk about, or even to admit to yourself. And every one of us has our own quirks of personality. Believe me, you need to understand yours! If you want to succeed as a manager, you need to be honest and, not least, with yourself.

Managing People – Know Yourself!

I have important news for you – there are no perfect managers. Managers have strengths and all of them have weaknesses too. You are no different to the rest. There will be things that you are good at and there will be other things that you might prefer not to talk about, or even to admit to yourself. And every one of us has our own quirks of personality. Believe me, you need to understand yours! If you want to succeed as a manager, you need to be honest and, not least, with yourself.