New book guides managers through change in a tough economy

A New book guides managers through change in a tough economy. George B. Lampere has published, Business cards: Transforming the Organization One Card at a Time. This fun, easy to follow book is available through all major book retailers world-wide.
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Oct. 4, 2012 - PRLog -- Mt. Prospect, IL , After four years of research on large-scale change within organizations, George B. Lampere, Ph.D. has published his book, Business cards: Transforming the Organization One Card at a Time©.  This fun, easy to follow book is available through all major book retailers and distributors world-wide including, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and also available on the Kindle eBook.  The book targets mid-sized organizations in the service industry.  Project executives, managers, and change management practitioners will benefit from the insight that this book provides.

“My Integrated Performance Solution™ is a uniquely different approach that provides a structure that is easily understood,” Lampere stated.  The approach breaks from the traditional activity based, technology driven solution in favor of a balanced outcome solution, one that has defined measurements. People, process, technology, and information are viewed as performance drivers; all equal in importance and have measurable outcomes.

Many research studies report that 70% of all large, complex projects fail.  There are a number of reasons cited by senior leaders.  Leading the list includes: under estimating the level of complexity, inconsistent expectations, and not understanding the power of the current culture.  Twenty-two percent of those reporting success had scaled back their scope by one third, extended their implementation time by 26% and increased their budget by 32 percent.

Lampere stated that the change strategy has to be defined and aligned to determine potential barriers and enablers within the organization. To achieve this standard, there needs to be coordination, collaboration and integration: streamlined business processes, defined by the knowledge, enhanced by the technology, and enabled by the people and organization to achieve desired outcomes.

The Integrated Performance Solution™ described in Business Cards© identifies key activities across each of the four performance drivers at the strategic, tactical, operational, and functional level.  Each activity is described in the book.  In addition, desired outcomes of the activity are described, along with required inputs, tools and techniques, metrics, planning considerations, and the validation of outcomes.   The approach is easy to explain so that project team members, stakeholders, and   employees can understand and embrace the change.

Lampere has worked closely with client organizations to test and validate his approach.  He found that project team members perform the detailed tasks at the operational and functional level quite proficiently. What are often overlooked are the strategic and tactical activities that lay the foundation for the change.  The Integrated Performance Solution™ provides the sequence and the alignment of activities.  Focusing on measured outcomes rather than just checking off the completion of the activities provides both validation and the ability to manage expectations as the project progresses.  Project team members were very satisfied with the approach resulting in increased success rates.

George B. Lampere, Ph.D. has been consulting for many fortune 200 businesses and government entities for 30 years.  Additional information about the book and the author can be found at:,, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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