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Changing From a Manager to a Leader | Extraordinary Business

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Organizational change first begins with a change in mindset of the organization’s decision makers. The primary decision makers are often referred to as either managers or leaders; however, each of those labels mean something very different. Mangers focus on directing, constructing, and following the processes, systems, and people of a company. A leader is more concerned about why things are happening and where things can be improved so that the whole company realizes the benefits of a change. In short, managers are more “in the moment;” leaders tend to look at the big picture and how it can successfully shift to keep the company prosperous.
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Sustainable Change | Extraordinary Business

Sustainable Change is Strategic – Creating a Culture of Adaptability

Strategic Advantage

An organization that can change can remain competitive. Conversely, an organization that can’t change will become obsolete over time. That is the simplest description of change as a tool – it can keep companies competitive. An organization’s culture can be its biggest strategic advantage. To change means to become different. An organization that not only can change, but change consistently, has created a sustainable competitive advantage. The question then becomes, how does an organization create this sustainable competitive advantage?
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Change Management Models for Small Businesses | Extraordinary Business

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There are several recognized models for change management. Each model has its benefits and its sacrifices. Each model can, in effect, be tailored to a business and its leadership as indicated by Grant Shaw in his article 4 Change Management Models for Your Small Business. Some models have value as a communication tool to choreograph large-scale organizational change. This is useful during business process re-design/restructuring or if a company is re-branding. Others have value as an outline to structure continuous or targeted changes that happen on a much smaller scale. An example would be transforming the function of a specific department within a larger company.
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How do Entrepreneurial Businesses Harness Change? | Extraordinary Business

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There is a basic principle of change management that applies to both large and small companies – some people will embrace change while others will resist it. When faced with change, small business owners have the added pressure of having limited resources which means that making good decisions about investing in change is critical. There is not much room to make poor strategic decisions when managing any small business, let alone when purposefully making a change within the company. Quite often, change management in small businesses is unsuccessful because there is a lack of communication and follow through with a change management plan, according to Robert Half, a specialized staffing firm. There are several tips that will help small businesses harness change so that they can get a competitive advantage in their market.
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How Do You Start Changing – Using Change Management Plan as A Strategic Tool | Extraordinary Business

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There is a process for translating change as an abstract thought into a management tool. This process has been recreated over the years as the needs of businesses have changed and evolved. However, there are still basic stages of change, once it’s actively engaged, which have remained consistent. The following is an outline of the change management process.
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The Value of Change Management | Extraordinary Business

The Value of Change Management

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Change is inevitable. It’s going to happen. Managing change enables businesses to transform profits by transforming the mindset of business owners and employees from that of victimization to one of empowerment. Quite simply, managing the change that happens to a business is the simplest strategic step to take. Change can be “managed” by being strategic, deciding what changes to make and how to make them within the existing organizational structure. What is special about taking a proactive, empowered approach to managing change is that change is done successfully. A successful change can be defined by the value it creates for the organization. Change management creates value by “addressing the people side of change” as businesses adjust to new organizational norms created by making decisions (Creasy, 2017).
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Harnessing Change: A Blog Series to Transform Change Into Strategy | Extraordinary Business

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Change Is Inevitable

Have you ever recognized a need to change something in your business but don’t know where to start? When your business is right at the cusp of growing beyond your control, do you wonder how to start adjusting to growth? Do you ever feel like you are constantly catching up with the rest of the business world or your customers? These are all common issues that can be solved by learning how to manage change in your business. This blog series will address some of the main ideas, solutions, tools, and strategies for adjusting to change. An overview of the upcoming series is below.  We look forward to sharing it with you.
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Successful Strategy Made Simple | Extraordinary Business

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The first step towards making good decisions is simply to stop making bad ones. The same principle can be applied to developing business strategies. In order to stop following bad strategies, you must recognize the absence of good strategies. Richard Rumelt gives a great example of how to define a good strategy. He states that a good strategy has “coherence, coordinating actions, policies, and resources so as to accomplish an important end.” (Rumelt, 2011, p.11). Fortunately, business has provided countless examples of good and bad strategies that provide unofficial guidelines for the do’s and don’ts of strategy making. The following are examples of tools and methods that any company can use to identify, build, and sustain good strategy development.
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