Lots of statistics show organisational change and transformations failing to deliver their intended benefits. You can argue about the true percentage of success, but the fact is that many organisations do not achieve full benefits realisation, and in many cases, they fail to attain a return on investment (ROI). Equally unacceptable to shareholders is that the vision is not realised, meaning the organisation’s strategy has not been executed. Even when the organisation and its leadership team agree the changes are necessary for the future of the organisation, they still face challenges.
Change Implementation Challenges - Plan Phase:
1. Too Many Change Initiatives: Not enough capacity to deliver ongoing and new change programmes.
2. Inactive or Invisible Sponsorship: Lack of visible support usually leads to change failure.
3. Poor Previous Change History: This increases the likelihood of repeating past mistakes.
4. No Detailed Project Change Plan: Implementing change with only a communication plan and not aligning it to the master project plan.
By Peter F Gallagher
Keywords: Business Strategy, Change Management, Leadership