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Barriers to successful change August 12, 2006

Posted by Joey Valdez in Projects, Questions.
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Some of the barriers to success in improvement efforts include:

  • there’s just no time to do it
  • competing priorities and agendas
  • no buy-in from key decision-makers and opinion leaders
  • staff resistance to change
  • change proposed is too big and ambitious
  • change proposed is not exciting nor relevant
  • poor team communication
  • people fear change
  • lack of evidence of effectiveness
  • roles are not well-defined
  • added work
  • too many (unproductive) meetings

Which of these are the most significant, and how could we overcome the challenges they provide?


Dimensions of change August 2, 2006

Posted by Joey Valdez in Ideas!, Questions.
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Inside the BoxWhat are some of the more difficult questions organizations face? There are some – like how to balance productivity and creativity, how to encourage more conversations, or how to make measuring performance less of a burden – that can be solved by reallocating resources or by changing the system’s environmental parameters. (more…)