OK so you’ve got this great idea – it hits the “green” button, it will reduce costs to your organisation and provide greater insight into how the organisation works. Simples, all you need to do is tell your boss what you plan to do and then wait for the plaudits from the Chief Executive.
How wrong can you be?
Thing is that what you may see as a change for the better, will have unintended consequences across the organisation. Those vested interests will do their best to frustrate the changes, hence the importance of taking the time to build a strong coalition of people who see change in their interest. Also having a clear vision and sticking with it. And finally keeping the common touch, while inspiring all to greater things. Easy really!