Looking Beyond Cost: Practical Guidance For Leaders Contemplating Organizational Change
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Overview: Despite a daunting amount of literature on organizational design and behavior, there is limited practical guidance on how to execute organizational change and make it sustainable. Defining the right structure is vitally important, but the truth is that even the best designs rarely see the light of day. A recent study coauthored by Celerant Consulting and the Economist Business Intelligence Unit indicated that greater than half of all organizational initiatives fail to achieve their expected results. Furthermore, it indicated that they failed from internal issues and resistance encountered during implementation, not from the logic of their design. These six guidelines are for leaders contemplating organizational change. They were developed with an eye on ensuring success across the entirety of the process.