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5 Mistakes When Managing Change

By  Erik Raper Erik Raper  on 2014-03-25 07:34:00  |  Featured in  In the News
Erik Raper
Posted By Erik Raper
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on 2014-03-25 07:34:00

Never has it been more true that organizations have to do more with less when it comes to internal project budgets. Whether for IT, Process Re-Engineering, or Organizational Optimization initiatives, every dollar spent must deliver a positive return to the business. And yet the majority of projects that have positive ROI on paper fail to deliver on that ROI or fail in their entirety. The most common reason is that the impact on the people within the organization is not address in terms of ensuring that individuals are skilled, motivated and highly adoptive and supportive of the change.

Join Paragon Solutions to understand the factors that drive successful adoption of new technologies and operating environments. We'll also discuss the 'change' journey that must accompany any organizational initiative to ensure its success.

This complimentary 60 minute webinar will delve into the critical components of integrating Change Management into any organizational initiative. Whether you have projects already in-flight, or are planning new projects, these practical considerations will inform and enlighten.

What you can expect to learn:

  • The startling facts and figures about why many projects fail to deliver on their initial promise
  • The Change Management value proposition
  • The attributes of successful Change Management

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About the Speakers:


Erik Raper

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Erik Raper heads Paragon’s Marketing and Advisory Services teams across focused industries. In this role, Mr. Raper leads his team to bring deep industry experience, rigorous analytical capabilities and a pragmatic mindset to clients’ most complex business problems. Mr. Raper’s team of marketing and strategy professionals work with Paragon’s Industry Leaders in the development of key go-to-market solutions which align to Paragon strengths and are essential to achieving clients’ business imperatives.

Before being appointed to his current position, Mr. Raper has served several key roles at Paragon including Director of Strategic Solutions Sales, Vice President of Strategy, and leader of Advisory Services. Mr. Raper guided the development of a suite of straight-through-processing (STP) solutions that focused on delivering business value–expanding Paragon’s Fortune 500 clientele and establishing the foundation for the firm’s brand platform: "Improving the Way Work Gets Done."

Prior to his appointment at Paragon in 2004, Mr. Raper spent seven years with Prudential Financial. As a vice president, he was instrumental in leading Prudential through a major operations and technology re-engineering in support of the company’s initial public offering. Preceding his employment with Prudential, he spent seven years with AT&T in various Marketing and Strategic Planning positions.

Mr. Raper holds a B.A. in Marketing from Columbus University, Metairie, Louisiana.

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