Duncan Pattinson Business Transformation
Duncan Pattinson Business Transformation

Avoiding Failure

DP Business Transformation avoids failure by turning problems into opportunities by engaging and empowering all stakeholders to welcome and embrace continuous improvement.

Why does failure happen?

Why does implementing change so often fail? Has the strategy been badly developed? Does its design and build not fit properly? Has it been poorly implemented? Are the stakeholders fully engaged?

  • Are you experiencing significant resistance as you lead change?
  • Is the resistance coming from within the organisation?
  • Are your employees resisting the change and just see it an unwarranted imposition?
  • Is the resistance coming from customers of the organisation?

How you can avoid failure

You need to engage all your stakeholders — they need to understand why change is necessary, how they will benefit from the change and how they can contribute towards it. Plan, communicate and engage.

  • Include the appropriate level and number of stakeholders in the understanding of the problem
  • Design the change solution based on some, but not necessarily all, the input of your stakeholders
  • Empower key stakeholders who demonstrate a passion for change and the new way forward

Peter M. Senge said...

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed.

Peter Michael Senge, born 1947, is an American scientist and director of the Center for Organizational Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management.