Define a realistic scope and ensure leadership is onboard
To enable transformation, we must work with a whole system at once.
To do so, we define the natural and immediate boundaries of that part of the organisation or system that we want to transform. Then we work with a cadre of change-agents over a shorter period (12-18 months) to reach a tipping point where systemic transformation will occur.
The natural boundaries of the system, may be defined by the boundaries of a department or a function, a part of the value chain or a geographic location.
The only core condition for success is that the top leadership team within scope is willing to hold the space and become role models during the process.