There are many common barriers to success. Many organisations have learnt to overcome these barriers and improve their success rates. In this POST I’ll highlight the key components and barriers to successful transformation
People—Organization structure and human capital management (e.g., workforce planning, leadership development, recruiting, performance management, training and development, reward systems, labour relations, and diversity management).
Process—Business activities performed by the enterprise, including associated sequence, rules, data, and metrics information.
Technology—Data, applications, and technical infrastructure.
Physical Infrastructure—Places and environments where the enterprise workforce (e.g., employees, contractors, mission partners, and service providers) performs work.
Lack of Leadership; When the top leadership team is not seen to be actively championing the transformation, the rest of the organisation assumes (correctly) that this is just another initiative.
Lack of a Clear Structure and Plan; The magnitude of the transformation challenge can be overwhelming for many organisations, resulting in ill-defined plans, priorities, and structures.
Lack of Communication; Failing to communicate invites rumours and fear into the workplace, particularly if you're going through transformation.
Lack of Talent or Resources; Many transformations fail, because there are insufficient resources assigned to the program.
Lack of Consequence Management; Where there are few negative consequences for failing to comply, people usually ignore new directives.
Fear of Failure; No one likes to fail especially not in front of their peers and bosses. This fear of failure dampens innovation, creativity, and learning.