That Change Show

#15 - 70% of Change Managers Suck!!

November 27, 2022 Lean Change Management Season 1 Episode 15
#15 - 70% of Change Managers Suck!!
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That Change Show
#15 - 70% of Change Managers Suck!!
Nov 27, 2022 Season 1 Episode 15
Lean Change Management

Sigh. Here we go again. I hosted a private lean coffee session a couple of week ago and one of the highest voted questions was:

"how to you ensure successful change when we KNOW 70% of changes fail?"

I wrote about this over a decade ago...and before me, others like Jen Frahm, Heather Stagl, Torben Rick and more have debunked this ridiculous 'stat'.

In this episode I'll break down where it came from, what the 'data' says and most importantly, what the heck could you do with the data if it were true?

Then, hopefully, I'll never talk about this again!

Video version: https://youtu.be/kz77U0eaQBs

References in the article:

http://www.agilecoach.ca/2012/11/27/evolving-change-management/

http://www.agilecoach.ca/2013/08/23/70-failure-rate-myth/

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/70-change-initiatives-failor-do-tim-allen/

https://hbr.org/2000/05/cracking-the-code-of-change#:~:text=Here's%20the%20brutal%20fact%3A%2070,one%20change%20method%20to%20another.

https://thebusinessprofessor.com/en_US/management-leadership-organizational-behavior/theory-e-and-theory-o-explained

https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/leadership/changing-change-management

Jason Little is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author of Lean Change Management, Change Agility and Agile Transformation: 4 Steps to Organizational Transformation. That Change Show is a live show where the topics are inspired by Lean Change workshops and lean coffee sessions from around the world. Video versions on Youtube

Show Notes

Sigh. Here we go again. I hosted a private lean coffee session a couple of week ago and one of the highest voted questions was:

"how to you ensure successful change when we KNOW 70% of changes fail?"

I wrote about this over a decade ago...and before me, others like Jen Frahm, Heather Stagl, Torben Rick and more have debunked this ridiculous 'stat'.

In this episode I'll break down where it came from, what the 'data' says and most importantly, what the heck could you do with the data if it were true?

Then, hopefully, I'll never talk about this again!

Video version: https://youtu.be/kz77U0eaQBs

References in the article:

http://www.agilecoach.ca/2012/11/27/evolving-change-management/

http://www.agilecoach.ca/2013/08/23/70-failure-rate-myth/

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/70-change-initiatives-failor-do-tim-allen/

https://hbr.org/2000/05/cracking-the-code-of-change#:~:text=Here's%20the%20brutal%20fact%3A%2070,one%20change%20method%20to%20another.

https://thebusinessprofessor.com/en_US/management-leadership-organizational-behavior/theory-e-and-theory-o-explained

https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/leadership/changing-change-management

Jason Little is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author of Lean Change Management, Change Agility and Agile Transformation: 4 Steps to Organizational Transformation. That Change Show is a live show where the topics are inspired by Lean Change workshops and lean coffee sessions from around the world. Video versions on Youtube