Crelos July 2013 Newsletter

Crelos July 2013 Newsletter

   
 

Welcome to the Crelos regular update

Would you apply the same model of change if you were trying to ensure that your organisation survived the latest innovation in disruptive technologies or if you were trying to solve the world’s obesity problem? In this edition of the Crelos Quarterly we take a look at some of the most fundamental models that underpin change management and ask you to consider which one works when?

No two change situations are identical and part of the skill of those leading change is to understand the context, culture and characters with which they are working, to establish the best change approach to achieve the objectives. We ask which models are useful frames-of-reference to guide approach, decision making and progress and explore some of the fundamentals that underpin different approaches to change.

If you want to explore this topic further, don’t miss the next event in the Crelos Change Mastery Series on 18th September, “Do Change Models Matter?” We hope for a truly interactive debate where academics and practitioners will go head to head to explore different perspectives on the latest thinking to delivering value through change.

In this edition of the Crelos Quarterly, we also explore another change agenda close to our hearts, that of increasing the numbers of women in both board level and senior executive roles, with a review of the FT Non-Executive Directors’ Club’s inaugural Women on Boards event. In “The subtleties of changing culture in financial services”; why a focus solely on cultural change in the financial services sector could have disproportionally wide repercussions. And finally, on a very different topic, in “Bad Apples in the Barrel”, Dr Michael Reddy of Human Potential Accounting discusses how Personality Disorders are not a matter of mental health, but in fact of behaviour and therefore subject to management attention and intervention.

As always we hope to stimulate your thoughts around different topics, all with the common thread of change, so if you have any feedback or comments please get in touch.

Enjoy the sun!

Libby Ferguson,
Crelos Ltd


Libby Ferguson

At A Glance...

Shaping our Current Thinking

In Practice

Events

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Shaping our Current Thinking

   

Leading change - why models matter?

How valuable is a strategy that no one buys in to? Or a new set of values that people pay lip service to? Or a new process that no one adopts? Change can create value but, when not delivered properly, it can easily erode value too.

In this article, Ali Gill explores why change models matter. Ali has, for many years now, been firmly of the belief that when leading any organisational change, no matter how small, it is helped by using a change model as a frame of reference to guide approach, decision making and for monitoring progress; a model of individual change. A model of individual change is critical because successful organisational change only results when individuals are successful at change.

Read the full article here.

Ali Gill,
Crelos Ltd

 

Ali Gill

 

Bad Apples in the Barrel - Personality Disorders at Work

Some of the best known and most damaging scandals of the last decade have been carried out by organisations and by individuals within them who are recognised in the psychological literature as having personality disorders.

In this paper Dr Michael Reddy of Human Potential Accounting discusses how Personality Disorders have until now attracted little attention from management circles, believing that they were manifestations of mental health. However, Dr Reddy suggests that Personality Disorders are in no way a matter of mental health, but instead of behaviour and therefore subject to management intervention. Read the full article here.

 

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Change without line authority

At this recent Henley Business School event, Liz Cotgreave, Director of Business Transformation at Pearson, spoke eloquently on the topic of Leading Change without Line Authority. Liz has been supporting Pearson to move in to the digital age and talked about the challenges of leading and influencing this change in a complex, global organisation with a matrix structure. During her presentation Liz talked through her “Nine Commandments” of leading change; what would your tenth commandment be?

Read the full article here.

Libby Ferguson,
Crelos Ltd

 

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In Practice

   

Network your way to your first Board role

The well-known saying “it’s not what you know but who you know” cannot be more true for a business woman trying to secure that first board position. In this article, Libby Ferguson shares her experience of attending the recent Financial Times Non-Executive Directors’ Club “Women on Boards” event, run in association with EY. The key theme that arose out of the event, targeted at women either looking for or just embarking on their first board position, was network, network, network. As well as providing an overview of the event, the article also contains some useful reminders and tips, essential for any business woman not just those seeking a board role.

Read more here.

Libby Ferguson
Consultant, Crelos

 

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Sector in Focus

   

The subtleties of changing culture in financial services

The difficulties facing financial services organisations at the moment are potentially overwhelming. Changes to values and culture have been heralded by many as the solution. In this article Ali Gill explains why a focus solely on cultural change could have disproportionally wide repercussions and suggests other areas on which financial services organisations might work. Read more here.

Originally published on http://accelus.thomsonreuters.com/. Thomson Reuters © 2013

 

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Events

   

Crelos Change Mastery Series: Do change models matter?
18th September 2013 at 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY

Join us at the next event in the Crelos Change Mastery Series to share, learn and develop insights on selecting the right change model and approach for the context, culture and characters with which you are working. Book mark the date in your diary and contact charlotte.sampson@crelos.com to reserve your place at this free event. Timings: 4-7pm.

Ali Gill will be speaking at the following events and workshops over the coming year:

 

 
 
     

Did you know?

   

Following the final report from the Parliamentary Commission into Banking Standards (PCBS), a recent survey by Which?, the UK's consumer champion, reveals that:

  • While more than half (53%) are confident the Commission’s recommendations will lead to positive improvements in banks, around 8 out of 10 people still want to see a body independent of the banking industry oversee professional standards.
  • 38% aren’t confident that the proposed reforms will improve the culture and only 19% think the banks will be effective at delivering change in banking culture.
  • Only a third (36%) of people think the report will increase their trust in the banking industry

Which? Executive Director, Richard Lloyd, said “To bring about the necessary cultural change, the Government must go further than the Commission and bring about a completely independent code of conduct and professional standards supervisor for bankers, like the GMC for doctors. As our research clearly shows, anything short of this will have no credibility with the public.”

Please visit http://press.which.co.uk/whichpressreleases/banks-cant-be-trusted-to-fix-themselves/ for full details.

 

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