... It isn't. It doesn't need to be. Here's our founder Francesca Valli spreading the word at the IRM UK European conference on Innovation, Business Change & Transformation, London 20-Mar-2018 with her well received talk on 'Demystify Change'.
'Once upon a time, there was a very vain emperor'.
The fairytale is the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen's, well known for his splendid fairytales that appeal to children and adults. We know the rest: two weavers promise the emperor new clothes so beautiful and refined that they say are invisible to those who are incompetent or unfit for their position. And they ask for a lot of gold in return.
In reality, they make no clothes at all, making everyone believe the clothes are invisible to them. They spin this story so effectively that when the emperor parades before his subjects in his new ‘clothes’, no one dares to say that they do not see any clothes on him for fear that they will be seen as incompetent or unfit for their position.
The fairytale has been present in Francesca's mind since she has worked in business change. We make change SO difficult. It is not. Except that we are afraid to say it in case we are thought of as the incompetent or the unfit for office – as in the fairytale.
To a specialist audience of peers and thinkers in the innovation and transformation space, Francesca presented her theory on 'demystifying change' and how to deliver business change without the complexities typically associated with it.
'Change in Three', we call it. Out of the universe of methodologies out there, Francesca has come up with a combination of tools, practices and plans based on her best-case studies and that she has made work 'on the ground'. They are business-focussed, business-devised and will see you deliver change or re-pivot a failing project and put it on the path to delivery. [For more on this, see the How To Fail Quickly blog].
Change practices must be ‘plugged’ into the heart of the delivery. The management of change cannot be an afterthought, restricted to communications or training. In her work she demystifies the methods, the experts, the statistics organisations are routinely confronted with. This emperor really has no clothes.
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