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Build an Influencer Spectrum for Successful Organizational Change

What are the first thoughts that come to your mind when you hear the title of “influencer”? For people active on social media, an influencer is someone who has established credibility, a large audience, and the ability to influence others by virtue of their trustworthiness and authenticity (1). The influencer phenomenon has become so big […]

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Transforming for the Future with Financial Services Cloud​

St. Louis-based Buckingham Strategic Wealth is a growing organization of advisors, financial specialists, and national thought leaders in the wealth management industry. While they spend time focused on being the trusted advisors for everything financial for their clients, they turned to Perficient for help with their technology environment. The Challenge CRM adoption was lower than anticipated due to system […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: David Chapman

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. Earlier this year, we announced the first class of Chief Strategists, who provide vision and leadership to help our clients remain competitive. Get to know each of our strategists as they share their unique insights […]

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Mapping the Island of California & Other Myths in Leading Change

Living in the great state of Arizona, I see people travel frequently between Phoenix and Southern California. According to the map app on my phone, the California border is only 3 hours away if I drive west on Interstate 10. Plus, my phone gives me written and audio turn-by-turn instructions with a detailed map of […]

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Informal Networks Require Leaders to Look Below the Waterline

How do communications and influence flow through your organization? The most obvious and visible method is through formal channels. Leaders in corporate or business-line roles receive information from executives and these leaders cascade the information down the hierarchy through predictable channels like email and town hall and group meetings. The path of these communications can be easily traced down through the lines and boxes of […]

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Perficient Among Top Digital Process Automation Service Providers

In the last couple of years, the focus of process initiatives has shifted from cost-reducing implementation projects to strategic enablement plans that reflect the growing importance of digital transformation to organizations’ success. As digital process automation (DPA) techniques become more modernized, vendors must establish proficiencies in change management, strategy consulting, and customer experience. Perficient Ranks […]

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Orchestras, Onions, and Organizational Culture – A Primer

Have you ever watched an orchestra before they perform a concert? You will see an interesting ritual where musicians individually warm up their instruments as the audience arrives to find their seats. Next, without a visible external cue – and before the conductor steps on stage, the musicians begin their tuning process. The principal violinist (also known as the concertmaster) will play a tuning note. Fellow violinists seated next […]

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Tools to Calibrate the Need for Organizational Change Management

While digital transformation started gradually over 25 years ago, this new wave of data driven innovation has steadily gained momentum. Today, digital transformation includes a wide umbrella of technologies – including the cloud, Big Data, analytics, artificial intelligence, mobile/mobility, and IoT. For me, the digital transformation revolution gives us an incredible number of tools to improve how we […]

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“No One Has Ever Shut a Door” at Perficient

Our Perficient colleagues share how they live and breathe our core values. Here, David Chapman, General Manager and Chief Strategist, Organizational Change Management, writes about being in awe of his colleagues and grateful for the experiences he’s had while working at Perficient.  When I think about why I take a lot of pride in working at Perficient, it’s […]

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Build a Perpetual Beta Mindset to Speed Organizational Change

Nearly every day, I can scan the headlines on my news feeds and read a report on the dramatic ways that artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way we work. While the field of AI is wide and evolving, I like the definition given by Nils J. Nilsson, a founding AI researcher at Stanford University: Artificial intelligence is that activity devoted to making machines intelligent, and intelligence […]

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How To Set Up a New Salesforce Org

Have a New Salesforce Org? If you purchased a new Salesforce org, you may be wondering where to begin setting it up. In this blog we’ll explore a few of the essential areas to review and configure to help get you started. When you first sign into your new Salesforce org you will see that […]

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Your “Back of the Napkin” Formula for Leading Change

When was the last time you gave an impromptu update over lunch on the back of a napkin to explain that big change project you are leading? Did you run out of space on the napkin or were you able to succinctly capture and explain where and why the project was – or was not – on target? […]

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3 Steps to Overcoming Communication Barriers

We often hear the phrase “Seek first to understand and then to be understood” or are told to actively listen. While these are important, often time it’s simply not tactical enough. Too often what we hear is skewed by the filters that we (and our audiences) apply. So how do we ensure what we say […]

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Cones of Uncertainty and Certainty and Organizational Change

“How will the change affect me personally?”   This is the first question that people want answered as soon as they learn about upcoming plans for a large organizational change. However, at the early stages of preparing for organizational change, leaders are not able to give specific answers to these questions. This concept, known as the Cone of Uncertainty, is found in […]

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4 Steps to Effective Change Management Communications

I’m amazed at how often I get asked – and frankly argued with – about the amount of work that it takes to perform change management activities. After all, it’s not that hard to “send out a few emails,” right? Wrong. Sending out a few emails isn’t rocket science. But it’s also not as simple […]

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4 Reasons You Need Executive Buy-in for Change Management

Project-related change management activities often bring to mind logistical communications and training events. Something employees often want to know during this time: “what does this project mean to me and my job?” A user’s direct management should field that type of inquiry. Employees perceive direct managers to “understand me and my job.” That’s just a small […]

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