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Change Management Lessons for Salesforce Financial Services Cloud

Bringing new technology to a team is always going to bring a set of challenges. As humans, we are creatures of habit, but we also have the ability to understand the logic behind adapting to the needs of the future.  When the Dark Cloud of Change is Already Looming For any business to succeed long-term, […]

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3 Change Management Strategies to Drive Digital Transformation

Digital transformation causes disruption because it holistically changes an organization. It changes the way people work, a company’s essence, and how it operates. Consequently, it sometimes even changes the culture. Change management’s role is to help along the entire journey. More business leaders realize that change management needs to be incorporated in everything a company […]

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Struggling with Salesforce Adoption? Here’s Why

Organizational Change Management (OCM) has a profound impact on the probability of staying on schedule and on budget, resulting in a higher benefit realization as well as greater ROI. The OCM advisory firm Prosci estimates that two-thirds of all enterprise-level projects fail to meet business objectives and ultimately bring little or no ROI due to […]

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The Importance of OCM to an Office 365 Implementation

In my preceding blog post, we discussed some examples of increasing success and managing disruption with change management. Today, we’ll discuss the significance of organizational change management (OCM) to an effective Microsoft Office 365 (O365) implementation. Consider the implications that change management can have on implementing a solution like O365. O365 is a cloud-based subscription […]

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Increase Success by Managing Disruption with Change Management

My previous post focused on the first stage in adopting O365 through change management. Today’s post puts the spotlight on increasing success and managing disruption. Did you know that projects backed with a successful change management program are six times more likely to be successful than those that don’t? Prosci first conducted this study several […]

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A Primer on Organizational Change Management

There’s a lot to consider when implementing Microsoft Office 365 (O365) – be it one application or the entire suite. Often, the last thing organizations think about is the impact on the users. Yet they are your most valuable asset, and their adoption can drive true value and impact across the entire organization. The content […]

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Get Prepared with Salesforce Release Readiness Essentials

Understanding Salesforce Release Management With Salesforce, your team needs to prepare for release management. Release Management is the planning, scheduling, coordinating, and overseeing releases and infrastructure changes meant to optimize their efficiency and quality while meeting the demands of rapid growth. “Think of organizational change management as the captain of the ship, setting the course […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Expanding Role of Change Management

While all of the data-as-information, content, and knowledge points so far are relevant, the governance model has little value if people don’t know how to access, how to interpret, and ultimately how to use the core,data and its embedded information. This is where organizational change management (OCM) plays a key role. Data’s value lies with […]

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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 unique insights on […]

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Prevent the Negativity Associated with Epic (EHR) Upgrades

I just got back from the doctor whose office is in one of the leading hospitals in the United States. I was his first appointment of the day. “They just updated Epic this morning, and everyone is getting into the office trying to make sense of the changes,” the doctor said. I asked if he […]

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The Business World Wants You to Make a Decision

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. The world of medicine, especially EMS, is one of ambiguity, intuition, and making decisions based on incomplete and ambiguous information. In my own […]

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Supply Chain: Common Reasons for Missing Foundational Components

Our experience has shown that many companies want to look to the future, but are missing the key foundational components necessary to be successful. Common reasons for missing these foundational components include: Lack of a transformational roadmap for the supply chain organization that is aligned with business objectives and vetted with business cases to ensure […]

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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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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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Biggest Change Management Mistake: Treating All Stakeholders the Same

Treating all stakeholders the same is one of the most common, yet biggest, mistakes that change managers make today. Why? Because they’re not the same. As a sports fan – one who likes to both play and watch sports on TV – I came up with an analogy to illustrate the complexity of change management. The difference […]

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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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3 Reasons to Start Change Management Work Early

Have you ever been cooking and realized somewhere along the process that you missed a key ingredient? Once you’ve figured it out, you’re left with three options: Start over. Skip the ingredient altogether. Throw it in anyway and hope for the best. When we choose the third option, our dish usually doesn’t taste quite like […]

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3 Reasons Change Management Isn’t Just Communication and Training

I hear it all the time. Change management is “just communication and training.” I cringe. Just communication and training? No wonder our projects continue to fail to achieve adoption levels that are both desired and critical to meeting the established ROI goals. I’ve worked in organizational change management for two decades. I’ll grant you that […]

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5 Common Change Management Mistakes to Avoid

When companies implement new technologies or change existing processes, employees must be prepared to work in new and different ways. Without proper change management, disruption ensues at go-live. The user experience is abysmal. Projects fail. The value of a new technology is minimized because people don’t use the capabilities it affords. Processes become bookshelf material. […]

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