Misunderstanding #2: Organization change is a linear process!

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The second big misunderstanding is treating organization change as a linear process, with a step by step plan and trying to “execute” the change…

This is far from the truth. The multitude of change programs that “train” and roll-out and freeze change collectively do not achieve much change. Change cannot be project managed. In fact, change cannot be managed, period. It is not the “thing” to be managed, especially in human and culture change. You facilitate the change. You help practice the elements of change and then help channel it along in the right direction. We are in 2020 with change management practices from over a 100 years ago treating human and knowledge workers as cogs. What a shame and a missed opportunity!

Tomorrow, we shall talk about the another misunderstanding #3

Srikanth Ramanujam is a Coach and teacher focusing on helping organizations with new ways of work. He draws from the best of ideas, frameworks, methods and practices and his work and offerings include:

  • Application of Complexity practices, Design Thinking and Systems thinking to Organizational design
  • Cynefin and Sensemaker offerings towards organization strategy, innovation, complexity informed Design Thinking, Culture change, Organizational culture, safety, agility scans and associated strategy/action
  • Product Management and Product Development – customer centered agility using LeSS works – a Product Development and R&D technique that focuses on high forms of Agility and technical practices
  • Application of creating sustainable change in culture of an organization through practice of organic and network theory practices – driving change though Viral Change – to create social movement of beneficial behaviours that scale quickly.

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