The evolution of Change

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When John Kotter, the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership at Harvard Business School, produced his now celebrated ‘8-Step Process for Leading Change’, he was the first person to set out a replicable process for achieving transformative results in organisations. Pre-Kotter, change programmes had been driven by a handful … Read More

Evidence and leading indicators of organisational change success

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Since the mid 2000s, organisational change management has evolved to become a permanent feature of the business landscape, as an increasing number of organisations see that the ability to manage change is a recognized source of competitive advantage. Those organisations that are agile and able to harness these changes are benefiting greatly, because when change becomes a core competency, a business can out-perform the competition, adapting to the market and adopting new ways of working faster (and smarter) than others. To be effective, however, organisational change must be able to genuinely transform the business. Rolling out technical solutions on their own is not sufficient. Yet in the relentless search for new techniques to revolutionize the way things are done, and in the haste to manage technological discontinuities, many organisations fail to adequately develop, … Read More

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