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All business or political leaders strive to achieve change. Achieving change is difficult, and the problem is Organisational Inertia. The larger the organisation, the harder it is to make changes. And, the bigger the change, the harder it gets.

Here's an extract from a business school:

There is a tendency for organizations to exhibit an apathy to change and lethargy toward taking action. Some seem to fight to remain the same. The inability to respond to internal and external demands for adaptation and change are regrettably all too common in our twenty-first century organizations. Much like modern day dinosaurs, contemporary institutions must either adapt to change or close their doors.

What causes organisational inertia? People in organisations are reluctant to change. The bigger the change, the harder it gets. There are many human factors: fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge or training, and even laziness.

The key is to motivate and inspire people to want to change.

 Let's look at a not-so-hypothetical example.

 Demotivating and Uninspiring

Suppose that a company plans to introduce a new product. How is this communicated?

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Typically, the Marketing Director leads a big presentation for employees, full of facts and figures culled from Market Research information.

Then the Finance Director has his say, dazzling his audience with graphs and spreadsheets – a whole mass of financial numbers.

Next it’s the turn of the HR Director armed with a bundle of Organisational Charts, Process Flowcharts and the Latest Mantras In Interpersonal Relationships.

Finally, it only remains for the IT Director to summarise the New System with expensively produced screen shots showing all the new entry forms and report layouts.

All through this, the employees have been subjected to extensive PowerPoint presentations, stuffed with bullet points, tables, charts, clip art and fonts. They have been force-fed facts, facts and more facts.

And this is a typical pattern of corporate communications, not just for new product launches, but for general communications too. Team Meetings, small discussions, even one-to-one conversations follow this model of ‘Push out the Facts and pull up the PowerPoint’.

Is it any wonder that the employees are disengaged? Bored? Cynical?

But there is a much better way.

Unlike in the military, where orders are given and carried out, authority is likely to have limited success in achieving significant change.

Instead, the key to success is to make people want to change, rather than being forced into change. In other words, they must be motivated and inspired to want to change.

We have studied famous motivational and inspirational speakers to unlock their secrets.

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