Friday, 17 April 2009

Types of Change Management Strategy

Types of change management:
- Evolutionary: gradually evolve values, structure and performance measures
- Jolt and refocus: risky but quick change
- Follow the leader
- Multifront small changes: many small operational changes at once, designed top down
- Systematic redesign: much more root and branch, again top down
- Bottom up: practical changes, starting bottom up from customer-focussed probs

Source: Adapted from a 1995 McKinsey Quarterly article here.

Monday, 6 April 2009

BP's Aloe Vera Plants - Iconic Action

BP has placed potted Aloe Vera plants in the lobby of its headquarters. Of all the green plants, Aloe Vera converts the most carbon dioxide to oxygen. As such, it embodies a core value of the BP brand: to be "green." Every day as employees walk into the office, the plants remind them of their shared corporate vision - to go beyond petroleum - and the imperative to develop renewable energy.