Understanding importance of change

With excerpts from Change in a Successful Organization: Avoid Complacency by Making a Case for Continuous Improvement Copyright © 2020 by IT Revolution





What are few of the questions which leaders in organization should be able to answer even if there is no crisis situation?

  • How do you create awareness and bias-to-action to overcome organizational inertia to initiate change?

  • How do you transfer awareness and action across all levels of the organization, from the C-suite to the frozen middle and down to the everyday practitioner?

  • How do you transform the organizational mindset and culture to one that ultimately rejects complacency itself?


What are two dimensions of change?

  • Motivation: It is about people understanding that change is actually needed. It is often driven by external conditions

  • Ability: It is all about existence of process and technology and skill

What are four distinct categorization for change in Organization?




What are forces of change?

  • Customer needs are changing rapidly

  • Technical landscape is changing

  • Response to crisis

  • Outpacing the competition

  • Economics


What are few of the challenges in major organizational change?





What are few of the notable change stories?

  1. Disney World Story: Transformed parks with MagicBands in 2014.

  2. Nokia Story: Motivation to use Agile was there but they were using metrics which did not align with desired business outcomes.

  3. Kodak Story: Invented Digital Camera in 1975 but were prisoner of their own success. Fuji took the lead.


Ref: Change in a Successful Organization: Avoid Complacency by Making a Case for Continuous Improvement Copyright © 2020 by IT Revolution



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