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Organizational Change Potential – A Realistic Workplan

Organizational Change Potential – A Realistic Workplan

Part 5 of 5: Continued from a Previous post There are four common areas to address when preparing to implement change in your organization: Pressure for Change A Shared Vision A Capacity to Translate to Execution A Realistic Workplan Let’s talk about a Realistic Workplan. What does a Realistic Workplan mean? From the book – A Beautiful Constraint (Source: &Strategy – adapted by Michael Hay): We need to have mapped out the practical steps it will take, with realistic expectations…

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Organizational Change Potential – Capacity to Translate to Execution

Organizational Change Potential – Capacity to Translate to Execution

Part 4 of 5: Continued from a Previous post There are four common areas to address when preparing to implement change in your organization: Pressure for Change A Shared Vision A Capacity to Translate to Execution A Realistic Workplan Let’s talk about the Capacity to Translate to Execution. What does a Capacity to Translate to Execution mean? From the book – A Beautiful Constraint (Source: &Strategy – adapted by Michael Hay): We need some confidence that we have the capability…

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Organizational Change Potential – A Shared Vision

Organizational Change Potential – A Shared Vision

Part 3 of 5: Continued from a Previous post There are four common areas to address when preparing to implement change in your Organization: Pressure for Change A Shared Vision A Capacity to Translate to Execution A Realistic Workplan Let’s talk about a Shared Vision.   What does having a Shared Vision mean? From the book – A Beautiful Constraint (Source: &Strategy – adapted by Michael Hay): We need a view of where we want to go, and why, which…

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Organizational Change Potential – Pressure for Change

Organizational Change Potential – Pressure for Change

Part 2 of 5: Continued from a Previous post There are four common areas to address when preparing to implement change in your organization: Pressure for Change A Shared Vision A Capacity to Translate to Execution A Realistic Workplan Let’s talk about the Pressure for Change.   What does Pressure for Change mean? From the book – A Beautiful Constraint (Source: &Strategy – adapted by Michael Hay): To create the will to change, we first need the pressure to change….

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Organizational Change Potential – How to Assess

Organizational Change Potential – How to Assess

Part 1 of 5 When you first commit to taking on a technological change, you’ll need to start somewhere to ensure it’s a success. In the book, A Beautiful Constraint – there is a diagram that references that may help as a starting reference. The chart helps assess whether your company is ready for change. It is particularly relevant to a large organization that bought a new software solution to drive digital transformation. Here’s how to read it regarding software implementation…

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The Myth of the Perfect Software Implementation

The Myth of the Perfect Software Implementation

There is no such thing as a perfect software implementation. Let me repeat that because it’s imperative to get this point across. There is no such thing as a perfect software implementation. Now it’s clear to me that more and more organizations are becoming aware that implementation, transformation, and change management initiatives are messy. Still,  it’s incredible how many organizations purchase a sophisticated software package and expect perfection. But unfortunately, the reason(s) for buying the software often takes a back…

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The Requirements Gap – What to do When Something was Missed

The Requirements Gap – What to do When Something was Missed

There is a Seinfeld episode where Jerry has to take his car to an unknown mechanic. For Seinfeld fans, Jerry was on the outs with Puddy at the time. Anyhow, Jerry is talking to George, questioning a $2000 repair the mechanic suggested, and George’s response was: “Well, of course, they’re trying to screw you! What do you think? That’s what they do. They can make up anything; nobody knows! “Why, well, you need a new johnson rod in here.” Oh,…

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Running in Place

Running in Place

Core teams are vital. In a software implementation, an engaged and hungry core team is critical to success. Conversely, I’m reminded why that is so important every time I see this cartoon by Tom Fishburne. I really wish the above image were a joke. So many Software Implementations, Digital Transformation efforts, and Change Management plans never have a chance for success because of the above hierarchy. Do you see anyone in your leadership organization that fits here? I bet you…

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And in the End

And in the End

SAAS (Software as a Services) implementations all have a similar trajectory. Most implementation services organizations have a fancy chart that represents these main phases: Discovery and Analysis – This is where the true scope of delivery and delivery capabilities is reviewed. In the UX space, this would be a lot of end-user, champion, and executive sponsor interviews. Design and Planning – This phase digests the Discovery phase and lays it all together as a plan that is mutually agreed upon….

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Change Fatigue

Change Fatigue

Change Fatigue is very real. As organizations push forward efforts to Digital Transform their work – countless applications, processes, and reorgs are being tossed at employees. In fact, the change doesn’t stop – there is no ‘done’ for Digital Transformation. The future of work, as it were, has got to be better than this. In the interim, along with all of this change comes Change Fatigue. The idea that at some point, employees have had enough. The reaction to any…

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