Jeffery Whippo explains the reasons for the success of change efforts within an organization. He shares that there are many different types of changes in organizations. This has to do with the changes in the overall formal relationships within an organization. Another common type of change is technological change. Implementation of new technologies is often forced upon an organization as the environment shifts.
Apart from this, Jeff Whippo explains, culture change is another type of organizational change. Culture change is among the most difficult kinds of changes to create within an organizational system. It often involves reshaping and reimagining the core identity of the organization. A typical culture change process, if it is successful, requires many years to achieve.
He feels that deliberate practice is essential to successfully leading change efforts and that guided practice with the ability to make mistakes and discuss processes is critical to adult learning. He strongly believes that while some leaders understand the concepts of how to lead change, they are not able to act on that knowledge which causes their leadership to be ineffective as they make the same mistakes over and over again.
However, there are some reasons that can lead to the failure of change efforts within an organization. These include the lack of knowledge, lack of skills and practice, hidden conflicts working against change, and culture working against change.
About Jeffery D Whippo
Jeffery D Whippo has a Doctorate in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. He has over 25 years of education and leadership experience and is a decorated combat veteran.