If change was linear we might have more success. Since change involves people expecting linear progress presents the challenge: 70% – 90% of projects fail.
A move from chaotic change towards intentional change requires decision-making strategies that include:
- Knowledge of what is,
- Goal-oriented design,
- Prediction (guesswork) of what might be, and
- Resource risk
If conditions remain the same you might expect your strategy and goals deliver as intended. In a constant state of change collaboration and resilience are key while learning through failing an asset. I invite you to the blog page for thoughts and conversations or jump to a specific interest or blog category:
- Organization Behavior — The organization is a social unit and behaves both rationally and irrationally at times, but how leaders learn motivation and behavior is not a one-size-fits-all approach will find a positive inertia for excellence, flexibility, and resilience.
- Talent Management — Managing is maximizing your resources and talent management focuses on maximizing your most important resource: talent. People, process, and technology are often lumped into a strategy review, but without people, process and technology are irrelevant.
- Portfolio Planning — Resources, time and money, are always finite, choosing what to spend resources on using a portfolio option view helps identify risk, mitigate risk, and maximize resources. Strategy always offers a host of options. Portfolio planning is taking a look at the risk/return or cost/benefit of each option individually and as they combine into a decision-making portfolio.
- Marketing — Not only consumer- or business-facing communication, marketing is also important in how you position your organization’s strategy and needs. If people don’t resonate with your need little effort is aligned to achieve organization goals. The opportunity: articulate What’s In It For Me.
- Fast Start — Quick conversation fast start and the resource that could impact business strategy and start a new discussion direction.
- Odds & Sods — An affectionately titled catchall topic that covers random technology, current events, and items of interest worth sharing.
The Constant is Constant Change
Strategies fail because too many times when we do not account for more: more in the planning stages, more involvement, more dialogue, more reality, more dialogue around change.
Change is constant. The strategy that looked so good on paper, but once underway, loses momentum and fails to deliver expected results for anyone is another project. How you plan for change provides continued opportunity to excel.