Patti Hathaway, M.Ed, CSP

Nonstop change is now the workplace norm. According to a 2013 global survey, 82% of companies had undergone significant reorganizations in the previous year, and only 21% say those efforts were a success. Companies with failed redesigns cited active employee resistance to the change as a challenge. Employees struggle to deal with the enormous amount of change they face and most feel out of control and stumped by the daily uncertainty.

The Institute for Corporate Productivity, a workforce research firm, found that companies surveyed considered their top two critical issues to be coping with change and managing organizational change. And yet, the study found that only 35% of the top performing organizations are effective at managing change. How much more would the other 65% be achieving if they managed change more effectively? What’s the solution?

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Guest Blog Post

In the world of business, mergers continue to be a reality (think airlines) and I’m finding many of my clients are also merging departments. So, I thought the following tips this month might be helpful. On my next blog, I’ll continue this theme with the 4 Tips to Avoid Merger Mistakes.

The 3 Costliest Merger Mistakes

Mistake 1: Tell employees “change is good.” Employees don’t buy it and you will lose credibility. Most change is painful.

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About the Author

Patti Hathaway is known as The CHANGE AGENT. As a bestselling author of five books, a Certified Speaking Professional, and business advisor and coach, she has helped tens of thousands of people learn to thrive, not just survive, in the challenges of change. Her seminars on change have been called “life changing” and “provocative and hard-hitting,” with participants saying, “don’t miss this program if you are struggling with change,” “you have changed my life,” and “thank you for a message I needed to hear but didn’t want to.”

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