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Can You Scale Leadership?

by Daniel Williams - Sep 16, 2018

Remember when you were a kid and you sat on your parent’s lap and tried steering the car, usually in the driveway or car park? Maybe not, that could have just been my era. However, you get the picture, it was (relatively) safe because you were moving slowly.

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TAGS: leadership, powernet, culture, employee engagement, management, strategy

Why Change Management Needs to be a Critical Part of Every Aspect of Your Business

by John Lane - Aug 7, 2018

Beginning any type of technological or digital transformation without a clear-cut plan in place is a bit like getting into a car for a road trip without a map. You may have some idea of where you're going and you probably know exactly what you'll do when you arrive, but you literally don’t have a clue how you're going to get there. 

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TAGS: modern workplace, digital workplaces, employee engagement, employees, employee satisfaction, Change management, it strategy, digital transformation

How to Deal with Employee Resistance to Technological Change

by John Lane - Jun 13, 2018

Human beings, by and large, are resistant to change. In a lot of ways, we can't help it —  science has revealed that it's literally a part of our evolution. Generally speaking, the brain doesn't like uncertainty because anything uncertain is instinctively perceived as a potential threat. This is certainly true in our personal lives, where even something as seemingly simple as buying a new car can become an overly long and involved process. But it is especially true in our professional lives when you're talking about the technological foundation that is at the heart of any modern day business.

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TAGS: employees, Change management, IT systems, it strategy, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, culture

Getting Your Employees to Embrace a Digital Transformation: What You Need to Know

by John Lane - Feb 2, 2018

From a certain perspective, a general resistance to change is natural — particularly when it comes to the technology infrastructure that acts as the foundation of your business. To your employees, the topic of digital transformation will immediately draw “why” questions. After all, many may believe they already have the tools they need to do their jobs on a daily basis. How could the potential rewards of a digital transformation possibly justify the level of disruption your organisation is about to go through? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

 

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TAGS: employee engagement, digital transformation

Empowering More Productive and More Flexible Workplaces Through IT

by John Lane - Nov 20, 2017

The link between employee happiness, corporate culture, and profit have long been established. One study from the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick, for example, found that happy employees tend to be 12% more productive than the average worker. Unhappy employees, on the other hand, tend to be about 10% less productive. All told, unhappy and generally unsatisfied employees cost American business owners a collective $300 billion each year in terms of lost productivity alone. 

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TAGS: employee engagement, flexibility, it strategy