by Brenda J. Christie
I've written a few posts about Leadership, having happy productive, engaged employees, engaging stakeholders and tools to ensure successful projects. Obviously, these are subjects near and dear to my heart. And I am always looking for ways to improve.
So I was delighted to come across another great article, "Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail," which I will now add to my career toolbox, and which I will also share with you. Written by John P. Kotter and appearing in the Harvard Business Review, Dr.Kotter outlines eight critical phases which need to be followed in order to make organizational change. He discusses the people who need to be involved and the effect at each of the eight stages of not adequately following a step on the overall attainment of a goal, whether that be to improve revenue flow, improve stock price, change a corporate culture. The overarching goal, however, is to stay in business and be able to take advantage of change and challenging market conditions.
Below is a screen shot of the eight success factors which Dr. Kotter discusses in the Harvard Business Review article.