Change management

How to drive successful change

Anyone trying to keep up a New Year’s resolution knows changing things isn’t easy. The same applies in business, but the rewards are well worth the huge effort needed to make change happen

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How to ensure day-one success when completing public to private deals

Being told a company is being taken private can be a stressful and unsettling experience for impacted employees, who will have a lot of questions: ‘Will I be made redundant? What if I don’t like the...

Outstanding balance: why HR must learn to be sure-footed on the change curve (part one)

Imposing big changes on workers will naturally be worrying for them, but with the right preparation, employees can be reassured and concerns overcome.

Using the COM-B approach to change management

In my experience, HR professionals use a variety of models to support them when undergoing a change management project, from Kotter’s eight-step model, ADKAR to McKinsey 7S model and many others.

Future leader: Shantel Earle, HRBP, SOAS University of London

Shantel Earle, HR business partner at SOAS University of London shares her vision for the future of the HR profession.

Honesty is the best policy: Caroline Cording, Mamas & Papas

Having worked at BHS, Habitat and now Mamas & Papas, Caroline Cording is no stranger to uncertainty. Beau Jackson finds out the high-street veteran’s secret to building people resilience

McKinsey’s customer-centric people function framework lacks focus

McKinsey built a business on trust-building, with multiple components and then has gone on to sell this very model to its clients. The framework deconstructed addresses the stentorian cry for help...

The big refreeze: HR’s role in helping organisations adapt post-pandemic, part two

The social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has inspired widespread change for many business. Lynda Gratton studies how HR can help organisation consolidate new ways of working

The big refreeze: HR’s role in helping organisations adapt post-pandemic, part one

The social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has inspired widespread change for many business. Lynda Gratton studies how HR can help organisation consolidate new ways of working

Agile HR: what does it even mean?

Agile represents different things to different people – depending on your perspective, this can range from establishing flexible working right through to introducing a philosophy formed of a series of...

Top HR risks of the next decade and how to handle them

Organisational risk is a constantly changing landscape. From dealing with change to diversity and inclusion, here are some of the top HR risks businesses will face in the 2020s.

Power dynamics: Managing change in an organisation

Complicated human power relationships can enable or restrict changes in organisational practice