Project Management Institute, Washington, DC Chapter Keynote Speaker; February 18, 2020
Most organizational change efforts fail to produce the expected results.
Transformation initiatives are traditionally executed like waterfall projects. However, it is impossible to predict how organizations, which are complex systems, will respond to the change. Rather than assuming we can craft the perfect plan we would be better served by using an adaptive approach to these efforts.
In this fun and engaging presentation, Alan Zucker uses the metaphor of a road trip to present ten valuable lessons for leading a change initiative, including:
• Set the direction, not the destination
• Go local and experiment
• Recognize this may be a bumpy ride
• Celebrate the good times
• Share the experience
These practices will help us set a clear vision of our goals, learn from our efforts, and continuously refocus on what’s important.