How do you get there?
The answer lies in engagement.
What does engagement really mean?
Engagement in this context is the degree to which everyone (or at least the majority) want the change to be a success. The degree to which they feel empowered and have a sense of ownership towards doing whatever it takes to achieve the change objectives.
Why does engagement matter?
The statistics on business change implementation consistently show that most organisations don’t achieve this well enough. McKinsey, Standish and Gartner consistently point to a 30% success rate. Just 30% of changes are meeting their goals. A recent McKinsey report on IT led change suggested that 17% of technology centred changes go so bad they threaten the existence of the entire company.
There is also the human element, employees going through change are more than twice as likely to suffer workplace related stress or burnout.
Most engagement strategies, even with the best of intensions, fall well short of the level needed, simply because they are not measured well enough.
The pace at which organisations are required to change is accelerating rapidly. This is driven by a combination of factors such as the current uncertainty, technological advances and increasing customer expectations. Most organisations have many large initiatives underway at the same time, with often overlapping, even conflicting priorities.
So the ability to adapt quickly and make change a normal and ongoing part of doing business is fast becoming a critical skill, essential for long term success.
This is why I and my highly experienced team at Applied Change created the High Impact Changemaker System. Between us we have many decades of practical experience supporting household names through global change, during some of the most challenging and fast changing economic conditions. The High Impact Changemaker system is the distillation of all that practical experience, current best practice and the very latest breakthrough science of human behaviour. It’s a practical system that anyone can learn without needing to be an expert in change.