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What Works (and What Doesn’t) When it Comes to Organizational Change

10 High-Leverage Principles for Sustainable Organizational Change With today’s scarcity of time, leverage is the name of the game. That is, yielding a substantial benefit from a moderate amount of effort. In my organizational change journey across a wide variety of industries, communities spanning five continents, and three decades of experience, I’ve come to know […]

A Checklist for Organizational Change

The Sustainability of Results: Part III I had hoped I could boil down all the best global practices for organizational change sustainability into eight (or so) pithy points that would fit on a small laminated card. But after extensive research, input from the 95 contributing authors, and personal experiences, it’s just not possible. So here […]

The Sustainability of Results: Part II

Six Factors that Work Against Sustainable Solutions In a perfect world, organizations would address sustainability problems before they occur—and design conditions for sustainability from the beginning of an improvement effort. But as a senior vice president once said to me: Tom, I live in the real world where those preventive conditions just aren’t always possible. […]

The Sustainability of Results: Part I

by | November 14, 2015 | Sustainability

Evidence of Sustainable Change All too often when a large-scale change effort is nearing its end, some bright-eyed change agent asks, “What shall we do about sustainability of this effort?” It’s a great question to ask; it’s just the wrong time to ask it. Research supports this. Studies show up to 70% of all change […]