A statistic often quoted is that business change initiatives fail about 70% of the time.
With the main reasons being a combination of a poor leadership and a lack of buy-in from employees.
Which is why it is critical to invest in both when implementing change.
When investing in an external change agent to lead your change it’s key to select one has in their repertoire the skill of achieving buy-in.
In my latest blog post I talk about the key things an external consultant needs to do when leading change.
Here’s a glimpse of what is covered:
- Successful change agents alternate between both advisor and coach as needed.
- They create buy-in by consulting with the team and including them in decision making.
- They complement their expertise with an openness to learn about your business.
>>> You can read the blog post here!
The ultimate success of your change initiatives is measured by the adoption by the team. Even when the team is not the one leading the change.
Select a change agent that can lead the change initiatives well and seeks buy-in.
Do that and your change initiatives are likely to be one the 30% that succeed.