Can Change Agents Avert the Course of Project Failure?

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Can Change Agents Avert the Course of Project Failure?
Gary Bacchus, Management Consultant, United Kingdom, Member

Whilst a great deal is written about the need for organisational change and how a vision of change is important to inspire and motivate the workforce, not enough has been said on what to do when change initiatives get stuck. Like so many academics and researchers, Franklin (2012) states that change “is difficult and disruptive”, but if change is not managed correctly, then “at best they will fail to embed, and worst, organisations will have taken resources away from the ‘day job’ realising no benefits from this effort”. Keller and Aiken (2006) suggest it’s not just about managing outputs, as more consideration must be given to understanding how people work in change and getting the change process understood. Realistically, it is going to be rare and unlikely to find change initiative without a project or series of projects to be undertaken for managing and delivering change in an organisation. Projects usually consist of “a set of processes, activities and roles for defining, planni (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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