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Beyond the Lean Revolution: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Enterprise Transformation by Jayakanth Srinivasan, Deborah J Nightingale

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CHAPTER–9–Preparing to Transform

First say to yourself what you would be;

and then do what you have to do.

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ALTHOUGH A DEEP UNDERSTANDING of the current state provides opportunities for change, the full impact of transformation occurs when there is a vibrant enterprise vision. What makes for a vibrant vision? It must be actionable and evolvable. It must be constructed as a collaborative effort by the senior leadership. And it must engage the entire enterprise in its realization.

Using the characterization of the current state and the opportunities that emerged from your analyses through the seven lenses, you can develop a vision along key dimensions such as organization structure, culture, processes, and knowledge. These diverse strands ...

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