This month marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, a document that provided rule-of-law protection for the people. Lord Dening, a 20th Century British jurist, called it “the greatest constitutional document of all time, the foundation … Read More..
(#7 in The Energy Bar series) Although The Energy Bar is a simple and practical tool — some people watch the three-minute video and put it to use immediately — others get stuck because they don’t know how to use … Read More..
(#4 in The Energy Bar posts) Here’s a question for you. What’s the biggest thing that blocks your ability to influence others? The answer: your mouth. Years ago, as part of a planning group, I was talking passionately about the … Read More..
[To gain a quick understanding of The Energy Bar, please watch this 3-minute animated video. The Energy Bar} I’m a big fan of theories and approaches on influence and change (in fact, I even developed a couple of my own), … Read More..
Nearly two-thirds of all major changes in organizations fail. That’s pretty sobering information. Did you know that: only about 30 percent of re-engineering projects succeed 23 percent of mergers make back their costs 43 percent of quality … Read More..
One thing sets successful change management strategies apart from those that don’t work – people believe a change is needed. In a study we conducted,we found that in 95 percent of the successful changes, those who had a stake in the outcome understood that something had to change.
Making a compelling case for change is critical to your success. Everything else rests on your ability to get this message across. If you fail here, everything else is going to be harder. You will surely face resistance to change. And that’s not pretty. The change may take longer, cost more, give you headaches, and ultimately fail. Sadly, many rush past this phase and a pay a high price.
Are you certain that most (if not all) critical stakeholders see – and feel in their guts – a compelling need to change?
Here are some resources that can help you answer that question and make a compelling case for change.
Even though the term reengineering is not as popular as it once was, the faulty thinking that supported it is still alive.
Lawyers, used car salespeople and consultants should form the NTU club – Nobody Trusts Us. This article explains why people don’t trust consultants and what we can do about it.
Enterprise Resource Planning (new software systems that cut across the organization) failed for the most human of reasons – resistance to change.