Friday, June 19, 2009

8 Pitfalls when Managing Change

A number of years ago, John Kotter outlined eight mistakes that organizations make when trying to change - are these still valid? What do you think?

1. Allowing too much complacenty.
2. Failing to create a sufficiently powerful guiding coalition.
3. Underestimating the power of vision.
4. Under-communicating the vision by a factor of 10 (or 100 or even 1,000).
5. Permitting obstacles to block the new vision.
6. Failing to create short-term wins.
7. Declaring victory too soon.
8. Neglecting to anchor changes firmly in the corporate culture.

My experience has been that these are timeless. What has been your experience?

Dr. Bill - I love to share, I hope you do to! ;-)

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