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James Antwi
HR Consultant, Ghana

Why do so Many Change Processes Fail?

Most often change processes do not succeed because of some ASSUMPTIONS we make before and during the change process.

One such well-known assumption is that people hate change so they may resist change. I see this as a myth in change process.
Clearly, it is not that people hate change, but rather people do not want change to be imposed on them.

The best way to avoid this is to involve people in the change process right from the beginning to increase the chances they will corporate with the process.

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Why Change Efforts Not Succeed

Thank you James for your interesting topic. I think this very much behind Kotter's thinking with his eight reasons and phases why many change processes don't succeed.
Also take a look at our competence center about Resistance to change which has a lot on how we can avoid and manage such resistance.

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