I am just ending a week’s work in Moscow with Business Training Russia. Good people who develop management development simulations who have just introduced one on change management for middle managers.
I worked with BTR and their clients, and was a bit surprised to learn how very similar the challenges are for middle managers and senior leaders in the US and Russia. I wasn’t expecting that underlying human nature would be different, of course, but I did except to see some differences in how we can successfully apply change management strategies.
But in conversation and in reviewing some recent research they just conducted, I couldn’t find any significant differences. (I hope to be able to discuss the results once they are analyzed more fully and translated in English for language impaired individuals like me.)