Every CEO I have met tells me they likes change. They are enthusiastic and optimistic about the changes they have launched in their organization. Ironically, it can be this optimism and enthusiasm that increases the risk your change efforts will fail to achieve their desired result.
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You have heard the statistics, 50-70% of organizational change initiatives fail. Your organization is facing big changes, and you don’t want it to become just another statistic. So, you decide this time it’s going to be different. You send your managers and leaders for change management training, adopt a change management methodology. You think, I’ve done my part. Now things will be different.
One of the shows I used to like on the food network was Restaurant Makeover. The premise of the show was simple. A restaurant owner puts up half of the money to makeover her restaurant. The show puts up the other half of the money.
But there’s a catch. To get the show’s half of the money the owner must give full control to the designer and his crew.
Twenty years ago I used to like Diet Coke. I drank it almost like water. I don’t drink it anymore, but that’s another story. When I went to a restaurant and asked for a Diet Coke and they served me Diet Pepsi I would grumble.
By: Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner We are restructuring. Those three words can stop productivity, raise anxiety, increase stress, and decrease engagement almost as fast as you can say them. Reorganization or restructuring is a business reality. At some point, every organization, regardless of its size, will need to reorganize or restructure. A reorganization is not to […]
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- Why CEO’s optimism and enthusiasm for change can sabotage an organization’s success
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- Help! I am communicating, but my employees aren’t listening: three ways to use email to help your employees buy-in to change.