Elissa Farrow is the founder of About Your Transition, a business specialising in strategy development and implementation, the Director of Ethics of the International Institute of Project Coaching and the Global Secretary for the Change Management Institute. With extensive experience in strategic organisational change, portfolio, program and project management in the public, commercial and not-for-profit sectors, she has assisted organisations in increasing their delivery maturity by implementing enterprise-wide methodology and building the capability of the people who use them.
Leaders need access to information and a degree of empathy from their peers and senior leadership to successfully fulfil their duties as change leaders, writes Elissa Farrow. Here’s how to support them.
Senior leaders are often taken for granted and expected to be more resilient than lower level managers and staff, without the same support mechanisms. Elissa Farrow believes this affects project success.
Like any culture change process we need to understand roles and responsibilities, who should ‘own’ the business ethics process and who should communicate the agreed processes. Elissa Farrow on using change tactics to embed ethics.
Organisations are often in the situation where their desire for change outweighs their capacity for change and therefore there is an uncomfortable gap where project failure lurks. Elissa Farrow suggests bridging this gap with capacity training.
Effective leadership and sponsorship of projects is essential for project success. Elissa Farrow recaps a workshop in which young project managers are encouraged to share experiences to better lead a project team.
How do we form the project team? Who and what competencies do the right group of people need in order to get our projects to successful outcomes? Elissa Farrow looks at the benefits of getting to know your project team before launching a project.