13. Change Management, The Japanese Way
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You may have had to focus on change management on the fly at times over the past years. As we now focus on recovery, let us not forget the importance of planned change management…

You have probably experienced failed change projects some time in your career. 

An ex colleague explained the Japanese concept of Nemawashi to me long ago.

Nemawashi in Japanese means an informal process of quietly laying the foundation for some proposed change or project, by talking to the people concerned, gathering support and feedback, and so forth. It is considered an important element in any major change, before any formal steps are taken, and successful nemawashi enables changes to be carried out with the consent of all sides.

I simplify it to a formula: Meeting Before the Meeting (During and Meeting After the Meeting…)

I have applied this process in many aspects, one of which is in change and culture optimisation projects that I have supported my clients with. Here are some useful pointers from what I have learned. In this episode of Ways to Change the Workplace, I share:

  • What the Nemawashi Process Is Not:
  • What the Nemawashi Process Is:
  • Plus: Bonus Tips on Your Change Engagement

I wish you well in finding Ways to Change Your Workplace! 

Upskill and connect with Prina:

More about your host, Prina Shah:

We spend more time of our waking day at work than with loved ones, my mission is to make your workplace a good place to be! Sometimes I speak to amazing thought leaders, sometimes the podcasts will be solo episodes. 

I am Prina Shah, I am a Coach, Consultant, Trainer and Speaker with 20+ years of experience in developing Executives, Leaders and Teams.
 
My specialty is in developing your people and working with you to optimise your organisational cultures.

Thank you for tuning in!
 
Prina (helping you find Ways to Change the Workplace) Shah
 
 

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