Storytelling to engage employees and promote change


How can you make an upcoming change appealing? It’s simple! Storytelling. Still, many find it tricky as it leads to sharing personal experiences and frequently means exposing a vulnerability. Perfection continues to be a self-imposed limitation. But we are not perfect, and the people around us know that. So, stop pretending, give it s twist […]

Your employees are not lazy, they are probably overworked

Overworked employees

I often help companies improve their working environment. It is an integral part of change management. And whilst there are many different reasons for a hostile company culture or demotivated teams, one keeps coming over and over again: overworked employees. Especially for companies that have grown fast or have faced downsizing, the work/activities distribution needs […]

Stop overanalysing


Stop overanalysing with complex tools; use pen and paper instead. And especially… work in a team. A few weeks ago, I started a project with a new client. Last week was full of brainstorming, discussions and decision-making. The client is facing a challenging situation. They are experiencing long lead times and quality issues. All this […]

Cultural transformation can be easy…

cultural transformation

… if you break it into actions. Cultural transformation is the process of changing the set of values and behaviours of people. Can you imagine a more challenging transformation for a company than that? I doubt it. In any case, big or small, it means disruption. However, this “colossal” challenge can be faced and even […]

Change before you have to


“Change before you have to”. Wise words from Jack Welch Ex-CEO of GE, and a visionary man who took the company to the next level. He made GE a market leader, a profitable organisation and a great place to work.We have all been in situations where we doubt change – why bother? Our current circumstances are ‘not that bad’. […]

Analysis – Paralysis

analysis paralysis

Sounds familiar? Getting stuck with analysing too much data, text, circumstances, even people? Not getting your hands on implementing what you’ve planned and not seeing results? Feeling lost even though you have a goal and a roadmap?It would be awesome if I could record the time we spend on excessive analysis, the time we overthink […]

Did you study psychology in school?

Psychology in school

About a year ago, I worked with a client interested in launching an online crash course about team management in times of crisis. Part of my job was to understand the market – if there was a demand for such a crash course. Effective team management during crisis depends on the people skills of the […]

Change management vs. Project management

Project management

There are five main differences between change management and project management. Understanding them will help you make changes successfully. When we talk about managing a change, we tend to think about the business environment. But change happens on all levels: personal and professional. Both disciplines are intertwined and overlap in some parts, but at the same […]

What is change management?

Resistance to change

Change management is about preparing, giving support and equipping individuals, teams, and business to change successfully. It involves all areas of a business: technology, processes, people, market and competition. The discipline goes beyond the right concept, the right core process redesign, or even the right team of stakeholders. The core lies in changing the people […]