CastlePointe Presents Cultural Adoption White Paper

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Latest white paper, "Ensuring Cultural Adoption", explains how to ensure that cultural adoption occurs and your transformational efforts succeed.

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Where most transformation efforts fall down is that teams believe that if they simply develop a process and ‘implement’ it, that somehow everyone will just follow it. That rarely happens.

CastlePointe today announced the release of their latest white paper, “Ensuring Cultural Adoption”, which explores how to ensure cultural adoption through a series of specific activities that must occur after implementation to help IT organizational transformation efforts succeed.

“Where most transformation efforts fall down is that teams believe that if they simply develop a process and ‘implement’ it, that somehow everyone will just follow it. That rarely happens,” said Charles Araujo, CastlePointe’s President and Managing Consultant. “The basic principle of Dr. Edward Deming’s “Plan, Do, Check, Act” approach is that of a continuous cycle. Yet IT organizations continually look at transformation efforts as a linear event. It just doesn’t work.”

The white paper states that there is often a misperception that the four stages of PDCA are equal in duration and effort. In reality, the paper states, the “Plan and Do” stages typically represent much less than half of the effort required to truly embed change into a culture and realize the improvements sought. The white paper explores how to ensure cultural adoption through a series of specific activities that must occur after “implementation.” These include support, training, monitoring and remediation activities that must begin the day of implementation and continue through the first six weeks of adoption. By appropriately applying these time-boxed adoption activities after change implementation, teams can ensure the success of their transformational efforts.

The white paper is available to the public for download at the CastlePointe website. For more information, please visit http://www.castlepointe.com.

About CastlePointe
Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, CastlePointe is a premier provider of strategic IT consulting services to Fortune 2000 firms. Uniquely focused on leading its clients through successful IT transformation initiatives, CastlePointe operates nationally from offices in California, New Jersey and Tennessee. Using our proprietary DeepRoots™ methodology, we help large IT organizations reduce costs, improve service levels and performance, drive efficiency, build operational scalability and evolve their organizations to the next level.

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