Change is hard for everyone and though the 70% failure rate is quoted and busted as a myth, but this does not make the problem of change management go away!
The change management discipline is itself now challenging (source) the traditional change model, towards a more inclusive, invited, and organic model. It is acknowledged that focus on “People” is an integral part of any Change initiative!
So why do most change initiatives fail? what really are you missing in your Change initiative journey?
Try pondering on this quote –
“Change is not always easy when patterns in our lives have existed so long.”
-Lolly Daskal, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
If you look at your change initiatives, they will typically be aimed at uprooting our patterns, at changing our interactions, changing our containers or simply making those interactions disappear.
Sometimes you may simply need to simply break down the wall, and sometimes you try something different?, but with every change initiative asking us –
Can you Break your Old Habits, and start adopting NEW Habits?
So if you can start to change people’s habits, you would in my view have successfully moved the needle, and possible achieve some success in your change initiatives.
So what is the biggest Habit that you have been able to Change with your teams? Do share how you introduced the New Habit and got rid of the old one?
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