Tag: organizational change

Why Transformation Projects Fail?

Why Transformation Projects Fail? Why Do Projects Fail?

“Why do projects fail?” Whether you are a certified professional or just an accidental project manager – you’ve heard and answered this question before. Indeed, for as long as I remember myself, this subject has been so dear to the public at large that every business magazine and website would offer their recommendations. Google for […]

Applying Maslow’s Theory Today

Applying Maslow’s Theory Today Maslow Uvalde

Abraham Maslow’s Theory of human motivation is like Isaac Newton’s laws of motion: neither of them has an expiration date. New theories often come to the fore, but after a while, it becomes obvious that they are nothing more than derivatives and only confirm the original idea. With the shooting epidemic sweeping the US, everyone […]

Strategic Management of Shareholder Value: Coincidences? (part III)

Strategic Management of Shareholder Value: Coincidences? (part III) The Shaw Merger Must Go On!

Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications expected to have their merger to be closed by July 31. It must be a coincidence, but July 31, 2022, marks the 100th anniversary of Milton Friedman’s birth. Apart from that, nothing else in Rogers Communications’ history, including the recent outage, is a coincidence. Rather, everything is a natural outcome […]

Lean Email with 5S

Lean Email with 5S Lean Email 5S

How many unread emails are in your mailbox now? Dozens? Hundreds? A year ago, one executive complained to me that he had over 3000 emails in his inbox, most of them unread. Six months later, he updated the figure to 5000, i.e. his unread backlog is growing slowly but surely, and so does his frustration. […]

The Great Resignation: 5 Trends to Watch in The Future Of Work – an Interview with Karen Mangia

The Great Resignation: 5 Trends to Watch in The Future Of Work – an Interview with Karen Mangia

(“The Great Resignation & The Future Of Work: Sergei Brovkin Of Collectiver On How Employers and Employees Are Reworking Work Together” –  originally published in Authority Magazine). No more lifetime careers or long-term employment. The rate of change in science and technology has reached such a level that no profession and no job will remain relevant […]

How to Make Sure Your Improvement Initiative Fails

How to Make Sure Your Improvement Initiative Fails Burning Platform Company Meeting

As a performance improvement expert and organizational change specialist, I affirm that the following principles are ultimately reliable and guarantee the expected outcome: 1. Send an unexpected mass email to all or call an all-hands meeting to tell the entire company that “we are on a burning platform.” 2. Hire a consulting company and tell […]

The 4-Day WorkWeek: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The 4-Day WorkWeek: The Good the Bad and the Ugly (c) S. Brovkin

Recently, some major news media, many bloggers and numerous readers were delirious about the findings of several “four-day week” trials in the UK and Iceland (with more countries across the world joining in). Researches inform that those trials were an “overwhelming success,” with quite a few workers having moved to a shorter week while “productivity […]

Applying the Pareto Principle to the History of Project Management

Applying the Pareto Principle to the History of Project Management

Fresh from the camera – Lesson 2 on Project Management 2.0: The History of Project Management as We Know It. Applying the Pareto principle to Project Management history, we can safely conclude that it consists of three major milestones. Watch Lesson 2 – and let me know if you disagree. Good people from a fledging […]