Leading the transformation
Structure for emergent change
A transformation starts with a pre-game when people realize the need to change, but no-one yet knows how. Experimenting, long-term thinking, and building the vision help to move forward.
The organization becomes serious when the top management as a whole team starts to invest in learning. They make an informed decision about adopting the new organizational design.
At the second turning point, the new structures and policies are applied. The real work starts, supported by continuous improvement.
These are the essential elements for successfully adopting the chosen practices. The new culture is stabilized, when about 10 % of the organization is able to coach the new way of working.
Coaching community is the essential glue in educating the key people and shaping the organizational building blocks. The same elements are needed also for small organizations, with lighter formal structures.
Technical coaching is always recommended.