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Marigrace McKay

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Business Management & Strategy

By: Marigrace McKay
October 19th, 2017

What is Change Management? Change management is the process of transitioning or transforming an organization. It is a management science that specializes in people behavior and organization design for the purpose of repositioning a company for product, financial, market, and competitive advantages. And repositioning a company for product, financial, market, or competitive advantage is very important work! How to Avoid Problems with Leading Change Management Processes In-House The biggest mistake I see is when conducted in-house and not by a change management professional is utilizing a one-size-fits-all change management methodology. A common miss is thinking about how change must be different for the various levels of the organization. For example, each job level should be addressed with a unique approach that is most fitting for them. Individual change management would include: The executive team needs to understand and adopt their role in change management. Mid-level management will need to generate the levers of new change and sustainability measures. And at the general employee-at-large level, change would entail engaging and internalizing the new direction/decision. You have to meet them at their level and help them understand how their role fits in with the change. A change management consultant or professional should be able to pull out their toolkit that contains creativity, flexibility, language, change management models, diagnostics and other tools to make the change management initiative successful on all levels.

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Total Rewards | Employee Relations

By: Marigrace McKay
August 17th, 2017

How excited are you when someone says they want to "give you some feedback?" Or what about when you hear that it’s time for a Performance Review or Appraisal?

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Business Management & Strategy

By: Marigrace McKay
June 16th, 2017

There is great interest in the topic of Change Management (CM) among my clients these days. I always tell them for a moment, forget the angst that goes along with a new organizational management buzz concept, new models, acronyms, and the "OMG something else to learn anxiety!"

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Total Rewards

By: Marigrace McKay
May 19th, 2017

Paid leave is traditionally an employer optional benefit – but, arguably the most important and beneficial employee benefit a company can offer.