Remove Barriers That Prevent Change

By: Yvette Harms

Do you know the structures and behaviors within your association that stand in the way of change? Identifying them early and planning how to remove or avoid them can mean the difference between success and failure with a new initiative.

Even the most motivated employees will fail to change if organizational barriers that prevent change are not removed first. This point is emphasized by John P. Kotter in his eight-step process for leading change. It sounds obvious, yet it is commonly overlooked by change leaders and project managers. As a result, many change initiatives are only partially adopted or fail to take hold at all. ...