Overcoming Barriers to Change
In This Chapter
Performing a strategic readiness assessment
Recognizing corporate values that lead to success
Identifying change-averse personalities among leadership
Banishing the enemies of innovation
Overcoming interpretation bias to open minds
Most organizations resist change. They’re so comfortable doing what they’ve always done that they’re willing to do it for as long as it takes to go out of business. Many leaders are so stubborn and narcissistic that they reject brilliant ideas and even fire the creative souls who have the nerve to fight for those ideas. The sad fact is that roughly 80 percent of the time, companies fail to move from actionable intelligence to strategy and execution. They simply don’t do what they know they must do to succeed.
As a competitive intelligence (CI) professional, you’re likely to find yourself on the front lines in the battle against the enemies of change. When you do, you may need to fight that battle ...