Truth 35. Calm waters make for easier sailing

You may think that once individual performance objectives have been identified, your employees should be off and running in terms of executing the change agenda and you can exhale.

This would be a mistake.

Despite best intentions and efforts, change management deliverables have a mixed report card against sought-after expectations. Research has found that only about half of joint ventures and only a third of big mergers—the ultimate organizational change—do work.

What causes such projections to go astray? The answer is usually found in your organization’s culture.

An organization’s "culture" is a mix of many different factors, such as observed behaviors, norms and rites that involve working groups, ...

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