On Thursday, 27th February 2014, Dr. Layo Seriki and Dr. Stefan Graebe attended a networking festival hosted by the Cape Chamber at the Two Oceans Aquarium. They used a 10 minute speaking slot to get people thinking about CHANGE in organisations. What happens when a company is to get a new CEO and people are unsure what that may mean for them? Layo and Stefan captured the audience’s attention by acting out a little drama around this question. People felt reminded of some of their own experiences with CHANGE and shared interesting anecdotes and insights during the networking. The rumour stories may be funny with a little distance. Their impact on organisations’ results is serious and very costly.
Take-away: Sometimes getting someone with an outside view to come and look at what you’ve got, at where you want to go and to support integrative communication throughout a CHANGE process is worth millions.