#NimbleVlog Season 1 Episode 2 — ORCHANGO's president & co-founder Edmond Mellina shares the story of how he realized that change management is essentially a political game (fortunately, this aha moment occurred early in his 30-year career in the corporate…
#NimbleVlog Season 1 Episode 1 — A few days after the massive climate rally in Montreal (Canada), ORCHANGO's president & co-founder Edmond Mellina reflects on the success of young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg's movement. He highlights a key take-away for…
Google’s quest to crack the team excellence code brings the author back to his childhood – when his parents insisted on two simple rules for discussions around the dinner table. It turns out these rules are the keys to team success!
Article first written for the People + Strategy blog of HRPS (USA).
Model & case study to help build organizational change capacity… Edmond Mellina wrote this paper for Effective Executive, one of the flagship journals of IUP Publications (India). The theme of that particular issue was: “Powering on Potential”.
Paper overview: An organization cannot grow if it remains unwilling to change. The capacity to absorb change is the fuel that propels an organization forward and puts it on the path of progress. And this organizational capacity can be built by adopting the 4-stage model presented in this paper. Besides giving an overview of the said model, the paper also draws on a client case to explain how change management capabilities can be increased in the real world and how it helps an organization to reach its potential.
Stories about companies losing their market dominance often concentrate on the technology-disruption angle (e.g. how Apple’s iPhone destroyed Nokia’s mobile business). The same is true when new players shake entire sectors (e.g. how Uber’s app is causing havoc to the taxi industry). However, the story of Airbus Helicopters in North America reminds us that market leadership – and innovation – is first and foremost about customer focus.
Article first written for the People + Strategy blog of HRPS (USA). The Strategic Capability Network (Canada) also published the article on its blog.