There have been a lot of words written over the years explaining why businesses fail. A little research though shows it mostly boils down to 6 common factors and themes.
Benjamin Franklin certainly made a point when he said “‘In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” With the help of a good accountant, tax can certainly be mitigated. But death, now that’s a different matter altogether.
I’m a big fan of automation, particularly as I hate having to do the same thing twice. I’ll go out of my way to avoid that scenario, which is why when autoresponders and email marketing came along well over a decade ago I decided that it would be a ‘good thing‘ to use them in…
The rise of social media is a revolution that has put the power of understanding and awareness into the hands of those that participate and I doubt there’s a business on the planet that hasn’t been told at least once, and probably dozens of times, they should be using it to promote themselves.
Back in 2018 when I was still working at Dorset County Council I wrote a LinkedIn article about the influence method of change management and how successful it had been despite a limited budget.
Ghengis Khan was the much maligned founder and first Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire. He was feared and he was ruthless, pretty much across the world he conquered what he said went .. there were not questions asked!
In its broadest sense user adoption is the process by which people are encouraged to change their behaviour in some way. Although the process is old, the terminology is relatively new and is often heard when some sort of technology is being introduced that changes a way someone does something.
The latest communication sites may be the first time some companies have given staff a space to share their thoughts in a ‘public’ (albeit organisation focused) online space that isn’t Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.
Over the last few years I’ve worked with many different change management and communication models. I’ve adapted them and they have undeniably demonstrated real value for the clients I’ve worked with. But there was always something I couldn’t shoehorn in, one essential element that just didn’t seem to fit well enough.
People who know me know that I’m particularly addicted to the influence model of adoption and change management. What this means is that, rather like getting business by referral, your company needs to identify it’s influencers and engage with them.