Kotter argues that many change projects fail because victory is declared too early. Real change runs deep and takes time. Quick wins are only the beginning of what needs to be done to achieve long-term change – make sure you take enough time!
Nothing motivates and gives people confidence more than success. Give your company and your team a taste of victory early in the change process.
Creating a vision is critical to the success of any programme and particularly Change Progammes – here are some thoughts
Is anyone resisting the change? And are there people (individuals or groups), processes or structures or even organisations that are getting in its way?
In an earlier post we said there were a number of recognized approaches to structuring a change management programme and we introduced the Kotter model The model is based on research which showed that there are eight critical steps an organization or service needs to go through to ensure that change happens and sticks. This …
When you first start thinking about change, there will probably be many great ideas and solutions floating around. You need to link these concepts together into an overall vision.
You will need to convince people that change is necessary. This often takes strong leadership and visible support from key people within your organization. Managing change isn’t enough – you have to lead it and get those who lead the organization to lead the change.
There are eight critical steps an organization or service needs to go through to ensure that change happens and sticks. This series of posts will consider these steps in greater detail. Step One – create a sense of urgency.
Just as there is a negative cycle of emotions experienced when the change is not to the liking of the person in question, so also is there a positive cycle.
The grief cycle affects not only those receiving obvious bad news, such as losing their jobs or otherwise being negatively affected by change. The important factor is not that the change is good or bad, but that they perceive it as a significantly negative event.