Reasons why so many changes fail #4 The Knowing-Doing Gap. Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton found a severe knowing-doing gap in organizations. Although they found organizations that did turn knowledge into action, more often they found that, “Other organizations composed … Read More..
Reasons why so many changes fail #3 We Know Too Much I just did an Amazon search on “change management” and got 1344 hits. With all this knowledge, why don’t we do better? We have more theories and four-square consulting … Read More..
Reasons why so many changes fail #2 In my own work with clients, many (maybe most) know what it takes to lead change well. And yet, something gets in the way. It’s like there is a secret society of people … Read More..
Reason why so many changes fail #1 I think Abba Eban (statesman 1915-2002) got it right when he said, “Nations and men may behave wisely once they’ve exhausted all other alternatives.” Somehow we believe we are immune to the rules … Read More..
When I wrote the first version of Beyond the Wall of Resistance in 1996, 70% of changes in organizations failed. Today, the failure rate is still 70%. That’s what I’ll explore in these daily blurts. Stay tuned. …
We just created a fan page on Facebook to support the publication of the new, revised paperback version on Beyond the Wall of Resistance. The new subtitle Why 70% of Changes Still Fail – and What To Do About It … Read More..
Great article in this morning’s The Wall Street Journal titled Recalculating the Costs of Big Layoffs. Lots of good hard-number examples. It still amazes me after so many years of solid research on the impact of downsizing (see Wayne Cascio’s … Read More..
I am a fan of looking forward toward possible futures. I think there is something gained by having a positive vision of what’s possible. I also like the idea of building on our existing strengths to get there. All that … Read More..
United and Continental announced a merger of equals today. (Of course, this merger would need to be approved by the US Department of Justice.) The name on the planes would be United, the CEO would come from Continental, and ownership … Read More..