Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Monthly “Change Insight” Book Tuning: Change Pitfalls and Dilemmas Jan, 2018

Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. This is the bureaucracy’s way of meeting the challenges. A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. How to assess and improve change fit both in individual and organizational level.

Change Pitfalls and Dilemmas

  • Three Root Causes of Digital Stagnation Change becomes the new normal, and even the speed of change is accelerating. Either for individuals or businesses today, change is inevitable, some of us get it quicker than others. But too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis. From change management perspective, what's the psychology behind the change? What are the possible change pitfalls on the way? What would be a good way to empower change agents and develop changeability? Many organizations are on the journey of digitalization, what are the root causes of digital stagnation?
  • Three Change Dilemmas? The digital business dynamic allows the organization to morph into the business conditions and organizational capacities change to allow a better fit. Change is inevitable, and the pace of change is increasing. But change is never for its own sake, one of the good reasons for the change is to solve business problems both large and small, hard and soft. Change is neither an isolated nor a random initiative, it is an ongoing business capability. Change is complex as well, here are three change dilemmas.
  • Three Pitfalls in Change Management? Organizations large or small are faced with more radical digital or management transformation now because the digital business ecosystem is still evolving. The digital dynamic continues to evolve with increasing speed of change and rapid integration of business across the globe. However, Change Management (the overarching term includes both transformation and change) has very high failure rate overall, what are key success factors in driving digital transformation? And which pitfalls on the way to keep business from championing transformational changes?
  • "Change Insight" Book Tuning: Achilles’s Heel in Change Management? Change is inevitable, and the speed of changes is exponentially increasing at today’s “VUCA” digital business new normal. Change also becomes fundamentally difficult in most organizations because it is treated as something distinct from running the business, evolving and increasing results over time. Leaders and employees are stressed enough in getting done what is right in front of them that change is layered upon becomes disruptive. The Change Management failure rate is stubbornly high in the last two decades - more than two-thirds of Change Management effort fails to achieve the expected result statistically. So how to improve leadership effectiveness and business agility via understanding Achilles' Heel in Change Management?
  •  How to Overcome Barriers in Digital Transformation Organizations large and small are on the journey of the digital transformation. Transformation is the leapfrogging changes, and it is structural. Change is functional. Both are manageable. However, more than two-thirds of the Change Management initiatives fail to achieve the expected business results. There are many roadblocks and numerous pitfalls along the way. More specifically, what are the barriers and how to overcome them in order to manage change and digital transformation seamlessly?
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