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Avoid These Five Organizational Change Pitfalls

Published: 28 August 2014

ID: G00269538

Analyst(s): Elise Olding

Summary

Your transformation initiative is at risk if you ignore common pitfalls. Senior IT leaders and those acting as change agents can improve transformation outcomes by avoiding these costly mistakes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Disregarding the Need for a Common Vision of the Business Transformation
  • Not Adopting an Organizational Change Methodology
    • Action Items for Senior IT Leaders and Change Agents
  • Discounting That Stakeholders May Already Be Experiencing Change Fatigue
    • Action Items for Senior IT Leaders and Change Agents
  • Believing Expertise Starts on Day 1 of "Go Live"
    • Action Items for Senior IT Leaders and Change Agents
  • Ignoring That Everyone Changes at a Different Speed
    • Action Items for Senior IT Leaders and Change Agents
  • Case Study — Failure Ahead: Ignore These Pitfalls at Your Own Risk

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