The key to successful change is stakeholder acceptance and commitment.

Research and literature on change show that projects succeed because there is a good technical solution to the issue being addressed. While that may not be a surprise, what’s interesting is that 98% of change projects in organisations that fail also had a good technical solution! It turns out the effectiveness of the result from a change does not depend solely on the brilliance of the solution alone, but on another critical component in the change equation. Understanding this component becomes the differentiating factor for the success or failure of a policy, strategy or plan. It is about the ability to generate stakeholder acceptance, support and commitment for the change.

© The Change Activist (TCA) Framework by Sequoia & Open Dimensions

The Change Activist (TCATM) framework addresses the human factor or acceptance in the change equation and is best summarised in the diagram on the left.

Develop a compelling need for change and a clear vision of the future state;

Lead and inspire others towards embracing the change;

Learn the needs of stakeholders and design ways to address them;

Assess the impact of existing Systems and Structures on the change;

Align with necessary adjustments to support the change;

Deploy an effective communication strategy and effectively execute action plans.

The Change Activist (TCA) is an action-learn methodology that teaches intact teams and change agents how to deal with the human side of change proactively through engagement, focused actions, and constant learning. We also offer facilitation skills training as an extension of the change programmes to strengthen the change activist’s process facilitation capabilities.

Contact us for a customised solution for your change initiatives and discover a new pathway towards greater change success!