According to a 2013 Strategy&/Katzenbach Center survey of global senior executives on culture and change management, the success rate of major change initiatives is only 54 percent.
I doubt that this figure has changed much over the last year or so. It certainly is consistent with what change leaders tell me now about their organisational change success rates.
This useful article in strategy+business shares 10 principles that the authors suggest should be applied to improve the success rate.
Hope you find some useful ideas in it.
Teaching really smart technical people and leaders about the value of empathy can be challenging. It’s even more difficult to relate to them how to develop it.
So I loved this geek talking at a TEDX about what he discovered and how he set about discovering what empathy is.
So I found this article by McKinsey about thinking of the possible rather than focusing on the probable really helpful.
Although it is written in the context of business, I see meaningful application to our personal lives.
So now I am thinking: am I asking the wrong questions?
Instead of focusing on finding alternative ways to achieve the same thing again, have I canvassed all the options? Do I want the same things in the future?
What are the questions I could ask that will open up many more options and indeed, a better sense of control of my destiny?
As Einstein said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Can you share any examples where you changed your thinking? Did it give you better outcomes?
Read the article here: Managing in uncertainty. Delighting in the possible
Wonderful article from Sally Krawcheck on the choices you face: be mediocre and safe or be frank and fearless – and take your chances. She clearly succeeded.
Sally clearly understood how our amygdala and The Almond Effect (Amygdala is greek for almond) can derail us from doing what we know is intellectually, professionally, ethically and morally right – to give the honest and best advice possible.
But how often does our fear of political ramifications stop us from being the professionals we are? Is that what you want your epitaph to be? That you were ‘Afraid to speak up’.