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Will the Voices in My Head Please Be Quiet? Street Smarts for Change Management

Will the Voices in My Head Please Be Quiet?  Street Smarts for Change Management | Living Process | Scoop.it

Sometimes those voices in our heads can get in the way – they can be very loud and can trigger emotional and physical responses.

Living Process's insight:

When a BPM project introduces a new application, change happens. So what do you say to the voices -  those in your head, o, and those of your users?

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BPM Trends 2014 - a summary | Metasonic

BPM Trends 2014 - a summary | Metasonic | Living Process | Scoop.it

by Software-Initiative Deutschland e.V. (SID) in collaboration with Metasonic AG

Living Process's insight:

"Motivating employees is essential for a company's success...if the prevailing [process] structures are too rigid, business people may not be able to contribute their specialist knowledge and expertise." Employee engagement with the process and ability to make substantive contributions to process change is an important aspect of Living Processes

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Communication is Not a Fairy Tale | Switch and Shift

Communication is Not a Fairy Tale | Switch and Shift | Living Process | Scoop.it

"Once upon a time, NYFM (Not-Your-Father’s-Manufacturer)...decided they needed to drastically change in order to grow and be around many more decades. So, they created a highly disruptive ‘bet-your-career’ strategic plan. And they lived happily ever after.


Really? How many stories like this have that happy ending?

Living Process's insight:

In the more-realistic-version of the fairy tale that follows in Deb Mills-Scofield's article, "tools [are provided] to communicate the [strategic] plan, tie it to daily work, reinforce its importance, impact and relevance, including materials and collateral so the plan was a constant “presence” in each facility." Sharing strategic planning though the business's "living" processes should be part of that picture

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What Kind of Digital Company Are You?

What Kind of Digital Company Are You? | Living Process | Scoop.it

via Accountingweb.com: For years, the accounting profession has been looking for better tools for digitally managing their documents and integrating that process with all the tools that allow them to deliver...

Living Process's insight:

View of process from the accounting domain. "Once you put a process in place and begin to use it, don't think you're done. Great companies always re-assess why they are doing something...Bake it a bit, let people think about it, challenge it, ask why we're doing it, then implement and re-assess." Living Processes ought to include a means for that challenge and re-assessment.

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The Eternal Dilemma of Decision Making: Human Judgment or Machine Optimization?

The Eternal Dilemma of Decision Making: Human Judgment or Machine Optimization? | Living Process | Scoop.it

The 21st Century Supply Chain - Perspectives on Innovative (blog)

Living Process's insight:

"when we focus too much on efficiency, processes in fact become rigid and fragile...[there is a] delicate balance between not over simplifying a process so that it can be automated, and therefore provides scale, and given people the flexibility to apply human judgment to situations, and therefore provide flexibility and agility."

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Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, March 10, 2014 5:38 PM

What is "autonomation", according to Amazon ?  you will find it out in this article...

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Make Your Organization Anti-Fragile

Make Your Organization Anti-Fragile | Living Process | Scoop.it
For some orgs, dealing with big disruption is not so different from everyday problem-solving.
Living Process's insight:

A recent blog post from Brad Power led us back to this earlier one. His thoughts about biological resiliency resonate with some of our ideas about "living process:" "Rather than being controlled through rigid command structures, employees at all levels are trained every day to be quick problem-solvers."

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