· Develop a considerate and flexible plan: Keep communicating the plan and how things are going. Things go wrong, transformation is hard. There is no perfect blueprint for success.
· Honestly understand the current culture: Identify what needs to be done to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
· Some people will leave and won’t endure the journey: Change is hard, it’s not accepted by everybody, and that’s normal.
· Focus, focus, focus… Institutionalise focus to maintain it beyond short term gains. Transformation is a habit that needs to be learnt by repeating new behaviours and embedding them in the culture.
We need to find better ways of making change effective in the corporate world. Ideas and solutions can be found in the most unsuspecting places. A wise engineering colleague once stated that today's solutions were only able to fix yesterday's problems.
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