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
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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