I've been thinking about Change Management quite a bit lately, and I've decided that behind all the methodologies and acronyms, behind the research and tools, there is one thing that drives successful change.
Organisational commitment and personal commitment.
Commitment of time and commitment of resources.
Commitment when the change is hard.
Commitment when everyone else has given up.
Commitment when the newest buzzword, or trend, or shiny object tempts you.
Commitment to sustained change over easy fixes.
Behind Kotter's Eight Steps, ADKAR, the Elephant and Rider, and the mice chasing their cheese is someone who is committed to the change.
Ask 100 people to define Change Management, and you'll get 100 different definitions. At the end of the day, the definition is just semantics. What really matters is whether you can implement a Change Management program in a practical way that allows you to support your organization in successfully achieving its goals. Whether you're a Change Manager, a consultant, or the tech. guy who was told to "figure out some Change Management stuff," this blog will help address common issues and topics you're likely to run into along the way.