What causes organisation to fail?
Tip / Change and Organization
View From: Makhosandile Ndzuzo
Last updated: 3-2-2013
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A failure to institutionalise - a lack of understanding of the institutionalisation processes - is the biggest challenge that all organisations face.
Many an organisation fail at three levels:
1. Conceptualisation: understanding how a particular process that is to be implemented must be designed, planned, thought through and eventually implemented;
2. Implementation: putting the basic constituent parts in a logical order, following through and constantly reviewing progress or lack thereof;
3. Neglect people implementing: no plan. concept or [project cannot succeed if the very people who must implement have no clue or have not expressed concretely and in action their commitment to such. They must be trained and coached to succeed.
The process of institutionalisation is critical to the success of any project / plan / concept. Here I do not seek to harp on the technical aspects of the process. I wish to emphasise that human endeavour cannot succeed outside the context of our humanity. People success defines organisational success. Understanding human dynamics offers us a platform to find a niche within our humanity to launch any change process.