wrote a great piece on the difference between change management and change readyness.
I often propose the same take and arguments on handling disruptive changes - or as I would put it - current state of affairs within it businesses. Two issues seem to block the transformation to a more change ready organisation. Budget planning
and obligations to the board
- or politicians in relation to public organisations.
It is very difficult to handle budgets, if the organisation is planning on/expecting unpredictable changes. I have tried argumenting for a burn rate approach to budget planning, but this of course defies the entire purpose of the much needed budget. I do not have a clear answer to this paradox.
Every organisation need to make some kind of commitment to the board or politicians that supports or gave birth to the organisation. These commitments block change readiness. My only suggestion is a very high speed access to decision making from the board. An approach that require a different take on basic governance and hence make the transformation to a change ready organisation much more difficult.
In both cases, it would be very difficult to distinguish between a change ready organisation and a very badly managed organisation. I see this problem as the main barrier to transform to a change ready organisation. #disruptivechange #changemanagement #governance