Overcoming Resistance? The Rapid Results Method by Schaffer

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Overcoming Resistance? The Rapid Results Method by Schaffer
Eben Enslin, Student (MBA), South Africa

I have recently come across the interesting "Rapid Results" method of implementing change by Robert H. Schaffer ('Rapid Results!' (2005)).
A Rapid Results (RR) Project, in short, is an adrenaline-charged change, fast-moving, exciting, energizing, and ultimately transforming process.
An RR project tackles large-scale change efforts through a series of small-scale, results-producing and momentum-building initiatives.
The Rapid Results process unleashes and enhances implementation capacity. It also translates intent into action to achieve results within a short period of time (75-100 days).
The benefits of the RR methodology include overcoming resistance to change and creating a driving force for change. It also accelerates learning and discovery and reduces hidden risks inherent in long-term strategies.
RR projects are small pilot efforts that need to be carefully selected and designed to meet the following key criteria:
1. Focuses on an important goal.
2. Produces a measurable stretch result.
3. Works in the short term.
4. Pinpoints clear accountability.
5. Drives experimentation.
6. Is planned and disciplined.
7. Makes learning a deliberate outcome.

Rapid Results helps Long Term
santiago, HR Consultant, Angola
I liked your posting and agree with the methodology. However, long term change program's have to be done. The RR method can be used also to establish the long term change plan. You need to get people to believe, act, get a result and then repeat it, again and again. So RR is a tool for change even in the longer term!



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