Why major lean transitions have not been sustained

Lucey, John; Bateman, Nicola; Hines, Peter
June 2005
Management Services;Summer2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p9
Academic Journal
This article explores the reasons behind the scale of major transition failure in the business. Strebel states that change management is not working as it should. Alexander surveyed 93 private sector companies using a questionnaire to determine which implementation problem occurred most frequently as the businesses tried to implement strategic decisions. This survey indicates a lack of adequate resources, the absence of a detailed implementation methodology and an absence of project management. There is often some confusion between management and leadership. A great deal of literature talks about managing transformations. Clearly, the right leadership is paramount and transformations need to be led by a person who has a clear vision, a long term perspective, challenges the status quo, focuses on people, and inspires trust.


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