Change is a word so frequently tossed around in the business arena. A study recently done by David M. Herld and Donald B. Fedor, authors of Change: The Way You Lead Change, examined more than 300 changes and talked to more then 8,00 people.
What they found was that people encounter change all the time, but the mindset surrounding change is that its usually only one change that can be handled in a one step process. Wrong. In fact few people actually lived in a "one change at a time" environment. Instead people "exist on a roller coaster of change" with overlapping changes being driven by different events, led by different executives, and originating from different parts of the organization -- all at the same time.
And most importantly, while the need to change may be quite clear, what needs changing is a totally different and more complicated matter.