changeosity Leading Through Change Series
Issue 1 – Introducing Models for Change
In this article, we build a case for embracing a deliberate style in which to lead through change and we give you three practical models for driving and delivering successful change initiatives.
Change is essential in the modern business environment due to disruptive forces within an unpredictable and volatile world. However, the degree to which leaders catalyze change varies greatly. The reality is that change is often managed by leaders as a reactive, rapid response to events, as they unfold. Yet, when done as intended, change leadership is effective implementation of corporate strategy through constant refinement with a future-focused lens.
According to Gallup1 , 70% of change programs fail due to the lack of a systematic change process. When you drill down on the hard data on why these programs fail, you find that whilst the change strategy may have been sound, the project has failed at execution stage. The leaders of the organisation have failed to inspire and engage their teams during the implementation process. The leaders have not led the change with sufficient purpose. We, at changeosity , believe that the way in which your leaders lead through change is critical to the success of the change initiative. When each leader in the organisation is emotionally committed to the success of an organisational change project and knows how to engage their teams in that process, the results can be staggering.
In this environment of constant economic, political and regulatory change, the ability to lead successful change initiatives needs to be a core competency for leadership. Knowing how to effectively lead through change in order to deliver sustainable business growth is fast becoming an expectation for all business leaders of the modern age.
In this first paper in the changeosity Leading Through Change series, we discuss some simple models for change and introduce you to the changeosity Transformation Model that has delivered successful business transformation time and again.