To successfully react to windows of opportunity, regardless of the focus innovation, growth, culture, cost structure, technology a new methodology of change leadership is required.
Thirty years of research by leadership guru Dr. John Kotter have proven that 70% of all major change efforts in organisations fail. Why do they fail? Because organisations often do not take the holistic approach required to see the change through.
However, by following the 8-Step Process outlined by Dr. Kotter, organisations can avoid failure and become adept at change. By improving their ability to change, organisations can increase their chances of success, both today and in the future. Without this ability to adapt continuously, organizations cannot thrive.
Dr. Kotter has proven over his years of research that following The 8-Step Process for Leading Change will help organisations succeed in an ever-changing world.
Help others see the need for change and they will be convinced of the importance of acting immediately.
Assemble a group with enough power to lead the change effort, and encourage the group to work as a team.
Create a vision to help direct the change effort, and develop strategies for achieving that vision.
Make sure as many as possible understand and accept the vision and the strategy.
Remove obstacles to change, change systems or structures that seriously undermine the vision, and encourage risk-taking and nontraditional ideas, activities, and actions.
Plan for achievements that can easily be made visible, follow-through with those achievements and recognize and reward employees who were involved.
Use increased credibility to change systems, structures, and policies that don’t fit the vision, also hire, promote, and develop employees who can implement the vision, and finally reinvigorate the process with new projects, themes, and change agents.
Articulate the connections between the new behaviors and organisational success, and develop the means to ensure leadership development and succession.