Book release: Implementer’s Guide helps avoid billions wasted on change projects

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Placing the employee centre stage and describing all key activities needed, this guide proves the results can be very different. Source: xsale limited.

“I have wasted more money on IT than anyone else in history”. Former Secretary of Defence, Robert Gates.

The rise of Trump. Brexit. Gallup reports 87% of employees “disengaged”. Mainstream TV programmes promote success via pantomime villains and external candidates. No wonder there is a 70% chance of failure when delivering change: the disenfranchised are all around us.

The ability to transform a business lies in the hands of the employee. It does not require revolution just collaboration. The challenge was finding the key. With the release of Change Management: The Implementer’s Guidebook (ISBN 978-1-5272-0269-6) author, Brian Whittaker, describes how any manager can succeed at change and employee engagement.

This book flies in the face of change managers convinced life coaching has the power to transform business. Like a sugar rush, they provide a brief surge in energy, those left behind quickly experience a dawning realisation: nothing changed. This failure has led to the lie that change is difficult.

Tired of moving cheese, painting cows purple and swapping colored hats, businesses can now follow an approach developed from employee led projects throughout the world. The approach eschews psychological and psychometric assessments to focus on practical execution of tasks required to achieve success.

Recognising employees are happy when they have a purpose, can see progress and experience success, the guide taps into the wealth of opportunities and ideas that exist in any organisation.

Identifying key steps and actions to take, the reader is guided through activities proven to work. They are walked through the needs of the business case; establishing the vision; linking to local drivers; using process issues to define innovation and completing with embedding innovation. It guides the individual with explanations, tasks, plans and summary pages. By the end of the project, some of the highest satisfaction scores ever recorded from those engaged will be measured.

Brian declares, "There are no shortcuts to success. Making change and innovation stick really is 99% perspiration."

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