LSA Global Insights Newsletter: A New Way to Think About Change: The Agile Organization

9.30.2013

A New Way to Think About Change: The Agile Organization




How we think about change management must fundamentally change.

Over the past twenty-five years we have designed, implemented and facilitated hundreds of change efforts from the inside as thought leaders, consultants and trainers. The most important learning from our collective experience is this: How we think about change management must fundamentally change.

New Context
Organizational change should be viewed within the emergent 21st century context: the global economy, technological and mobile innovations, resource constraints, uncertainty, and the boundary-challenging business environment within which we operate.

In addition to these "physical" factors we must consider the current psychological factors: multi-generational workforce, change savvy (and change weary) employees, and the interconnectedness and multiculturalism that characterize our organizations. Our business environments, more than ever before, are dynamic, complex and constantly facing change.

If change is so ubiquitous, why does it need to be managed?

Today, leaders must create organizations that quickly evaluate, decide and embrace the daily, weekly and quarterly changes present in our environments. That said, what about bigger, planned, transformative change?

The 21st century question regarding organization-wide change is not: How do we change? Rather the question is: Why are we changing? If this question is fully vetted, the answer should ultimately point to two critical areas and a new approach to change.

Read more about the new approach to successful and lasting change...


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