8 Step Process for Leading Change

8 step process in leading changeTo successfully react to windows of opportunity, regardless of the focus — innovation, growth, culture, cost structure, technology — a new methodology of is required.

Thirty years of research by guru Dr. John Kotter have proven that 70% of all major efforts in fail. Why do they fail? Because often do not take the holistic approach required to see the through.

However, by following the 8-Step Process outlined by Dr. Kotter, can avoid failure and become adept at change. By improving their ability to change, can increase their chances of , both today and in the future. Without this ability to adapt continuously, cannot thrive.

Dr. Kotter has proven over his years of research that following The 8- for will help succeed in an ever-changing world.

Step 1: Establishing a Sense of Urgency

Help others see the need for change and they will be convinced of the importance of acting immediately.

Step 2: Creating the Guiding Coalition

Assemble a group with enough power to lead the change effort, and encourage the group to work as a team.

Step 3: Developing a Change

Create a to help direct the change effort, and develop strategies for achieving that .

Step 4: Communicating the for Buy-in

Make sure as many as possible understand and accept the vision and the strategy.

Step 5: Empowering Broad-based Action

Remove obstacles to change, change systems or structures that seriously undermine the vision, and encourage risk-taking and nontraditional ideas, activities, and actions.

Step 6: Generating Short-term Wins

Plan for achievements that can easily be made visible, follow-through with those achievements and recognize and reward employees who were involved.

Step 7: Never Letting Up

Use increased credibility to change systems, structures, and policies that don’t fit the vision, also hire, promote, and develop employees who can implement the vision, and finally reinvigorate the process with new projects, themes, and change agents.

Step 8: Incorporating Changes into the Culture

Articulate the connections between the new behaviors and organizational , and develop the means to ensure development and succession.

About Dale Roach

Dale is the creator of "Like A Team." He has been working with businesses, charity organizations, volunteer groups and church groups in the development of teamwork for over 25 years. The goal of "Like A Team" is to help share the knowledge and skills of healthy team creators across the planet.
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