Strategies for Change
WEEK 1: “Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail”
This week we delved into the concept of change. We know that change requires effort. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. But what are the key elements that lead to success? What are the most common things that cause us to go wrong? In this discussion forum, you will explore some of the most common mistakes that cause change efforts to fail.
Initial Post Instructions
Read “Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail” then contemplate a professional situation you have experienced where an effort for organizational change failed. Briefly summarize the change effort then identify at least two of the eight reasons for failure you feel contributed to the failure in your example. What could have been done differently to make the change effort more successful? How would better communication have improved the outcome? Be sure your example pertains to organizational (not personal) change.
Follow Up Posts
After your initial post, read over the items posted by your peers and your instructor. Select at least two different posts, and address the following items in your responses:
i. Is there a common theme in your peer’s responses?
ii. Do you see any of the 8 elements identified more than others? Any missing?