Change Management

7th March 2014

Expectation shapes reality?

As often seems to be the case we had a really great meeting this week – on Monday morning no less – that was characterised by lots of enthusiasm, positivity and creativity.  In my mind these three elements are interconnected with positivity possibly being first amongst equals.  The power of positivity is well documented; be it from John Gottman and his remarkable work on marital stability and relationship analysis; or from Barbara Fredrickson and her Positivity Ratio.  At this meeting there was a very positive atmosphere that led to some great ideas emerging which in turn almost seemed to create a virtuous […]
25th April 2014

Five neuroscience findings that all leaders and managers should be aware of

 The brain is no longer a ‘black box’ as, thanks to the advances in neural measurement and imaging, we now have a much greater insight and understanding into how it works and the associated strengths and limitations.  Aspects of the brain that are particularly relevant to the world of work include: how the brain processes change, its’ emotional and social elements, how creativity, innovation and insight occur, and how to develop the brains stamina and resilience.  To be effective in the workplace leaders and managers should be aware of these points and how to work with them   1.   Neuroplasticity […]
21st July 2015

What a difference a word can make

What a difference a word can make All of our work at Think Change is based around change; be this at an individual, team or organisation level.  In particular it is about making change more effective, sustainable and positive than the current track record. Amongst the change models we frequently refer to are the Change Curve based on the work of Kubler Ross and the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) devised by Prochaska & DiClemente.  Obviously both of these need to be adapted for usage in a work context but they have both proved to be very valuable. The Change Curve helps people understand […]
8th September 2015

Fixed or growth?

Fixed or growth mindset?
8th February 2016

Navigating Change workshops

We have been running a unique one-day workshop for a Legal Services client where the majority of participants are lawyers. We have been using the latest neuroscience and psychology along with proven tools and techniques to allow participants to master the ‘head, heart and hands’ elements of change. The workshop is designed to help participants to: Be familiar with the brain’s key processes, strengths and limitations relating to change Know how we typically react to externally driven changes Understand how to take control of the brain to make externally driven change a more positive experience Know how to use the […]
2nd October 2017

CIPD Behavioural Science Conference

We recently ran a workshop on  Implementing Effective and Brain Friendly Change Management as part of the CIPD Behavioural Science Conference.   The session focused on how our increased understanding of the brain offers us the opportunity to improve personal and organisational change management in very practical and tangible ways.  With plenty of change experts in the room we had some great insights into how neuroscience can help explain previous change challenges and successes and allow us to make change a more positive and successful process.  If you would like a copy of our ‘Brain-friendly Change Checklist’ please get in touch.