Echo's Blog

5 Tips for Successful Change Management

Every business must evolve and undergo organizational change to keep up with new technology, changing markets, and demands, etc but that doesn’t mean that change is easy or comes naturally. Change can solicit a multitude of emotional responses from members of your organization and if not addressed properly can have a negative impact on the success of the change initiative. While Change Management is a very in-depth topic – here are five of the top tips we’ve found for successful change management:

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Lessons Learned: Keeping Participants Engaged during Virtual Meetings

Even though it feels as if we've been partaking in virtual meetings forever at this point, it can still be a struggle to keep your team engaged and interested during virtual meetings. It can be tempting to zone out or multitask if not engaged in the discussion and it can be more difficult to get more introverted members of your team to unmute themselves and share their valuable input. We wanted to share some of the tips we've learned over the past year to keep your team engaged during virtual meetings: ??????? Start with Small Talk or an Icebreaker Unlike in-person meetings, it can

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Strategic Annual Planning

Hard to believe it’s already time to start planning for 2022 but as we know growth and success rely heavily on planning. Annual Planning is essential to realign the organization to assure efforts are geared toward the strategic goals of the organization, layout a clear execution plan, & communicating the goals and plan to the entire organization to assure everyone is united. When we facilitate annual planning sessions with organizations, we like to complete exercises to answer three simple questions: Where are we now? Where are we going? How are we going to get there? Where are we now? We like to start each annual planning

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Lesson Learned: Understanding Project Requirements

You’d be surprised by the amounts of projects that fail from the simple miscommunication of not being able to clearly understand the requirements set by stakeholders. No matter what size of project, without being able to fully understand the purpose, goals, and needs of a project, the project manager is not able to make the decisions necessary to keep the project on track and successful. Stakeholders can often be vague about requirements or sometimes are not fully clear on the true purpose and requirements for the project themselves, but it is your role as a project manager to ask the

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