Reasons why so many changes fail #4 The Knowing-Doing Gap

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 #2

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

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..

Why Changes Still Fail – a Daily Blurt of Information

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. …

Once Again, Downsizing is Still a Bad Idea

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..