Miller’s Monday Morning Message

Andrew MillerMiller’s Monday Morning Message
presented by ACM Consulting Inc.

Andrew Miller on operational excellence, strategy, life balance and everything in between

Toronto – June 16, 2014
The reason that more than 70% of change initiatives fail is because the implementation is not done in a sustainable way. Organizations often use methodologies as a crutch that stops them from using good judgment and critical thinking. Methodologies stop us from making the tough decisions we need to make in order to be successful.
If you want to have a successful change initiative, there are four key components to your change strategy:
  1. Identify the key objectives and desired outcomes for the organization – What do you want to accomplish?
  2. Identify the ideal future state for the organization to achieve those outcomes – What will the organization look and feel like once you have accomplished those desired outcomes?
  3. Identify and engage key stakeholders, then empower them to make decisions in the best interests of the organization – What’s in it for each of the key stakeholder groups? Why would they support the change?
  4. Apply practical and sustainable strategies to achieve the desired outcomes – How can this change most effectively be achieved?
Most organizations don’t ask these questions, or often any questions at all. When you don’t consider these questions, there is a gaping hole in your change strategy. We don’t need methodologies or to be trained on different belt colours, we simply need to answer the right questions and develop a mindset that allows us to consider how the change will impact the people inside and outside our organization.
Is change readiness a core competency of your organization or simply an afterthought tied to the latest methodology you are using?
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