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Philippa Hale

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Experiential Learning - the WOW Factor with Apollo 13

Posted by Philippa Hale on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 @ 13:06 PM

To all change leaders: Have you been tasked with introducing new ways of working (WOW) in your organisation? Or are you already part way through introducing a new WOW such as DevOps? Agile Service Management? or a transformational change involving/led by other functions: HR, L&D, Finance, Legal, Sales, Marketing ... ?

Do you need some fresh ideas and techniques to help you to engage and inspire key stakeholders and teams, to overcome change fatigue, steer and champion the changes and get the new ways to stick?

If so, we can't recommend highly enough that you include experiential learning activities in your change and communications plan, rather than the traditional one-way presentations or briefings; Both for the change leadership team, and for the target communities involved.  

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Topics: Experiential learning

Stakeholder Mapping Rebooted: The Power of Moods and Emotions in a DevOps Evolution

Posted by Philippa Hale on Wed, Apr 3, 2019 @ 13:04 PM

As part of your DevOps Evolution journey, when did you last do any stakeholder mapping?  

Who did you do it with?  How did you do it?  What did you do with the findings?

Stakeholder maps are valuable but under-utilised tools in any change initiative leader's toolkit. They help us to understand the social system our initiative is a part of, specifically who has what power, influence and vested interests, and who will support or derail our work.

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Is Creativity the Bridge Between Technology and an Agile Business?

Posted by Philippa Hale on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 @ 13:02 PM

Is collaboration between technology and business functions encouraged or stifled? Do you work together with creative energy, drive and trust, or is there a mood of resignation and avoidance? Pulling technical and business specialisms together to innovate and build an agile business is a capability that will help secure an organisation's future.

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