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Implementing Change

Introducing a new NPD process is a change to the way things have previously been done and so may encounter similar problems to those encountered in other change programmes. Therefore you should learn the lessons from those and adopt general good change management practice to ensure the best chances of success.

Kotter's 8-Step Change Model

Many originate with leadership and change management guru, John Kotter. A professor at Harvard Business School and world-renowned change expert, Kotter introduced his eight-step change process in his 1995 book, "Leading Change."

Step 1: Create Urgency

Step 2: Form a Powerful Coalition

Step 3: Create a Vision for Change

Step 4: Communicate the Vision

Step 5: Remove Obstacles

Step 6: Create Short-Term Wins

Step 7: Build on the Change

Step 8: Anchor the Changes in Corporate Culture

Change Curve

In spite of following best practice the result is likely to be something like this.

So now you know that is what will happen, don't despair too much and plough on.

 

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