The Transformation Challenge and the Change Leader’s Job

by Doug Ready- Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management; Founder, ICEDR

Why has Implementing Enterprise-Wide Transformation proven to be troubling? When challenges persist it is often because there are embedded tensions or paradoxes that surface that seem unresolvable. There are at least five embedded tensions that make the successful implementation of enterprise transformations persistently difficult. They are:

Let’s examine each of these tensions…

  1. At the core of many transformation efforts is the desire to breathe new life into the organization―to revitalize ways of thinking, behaving and working. A leader’s typical and . . .

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