Conditions for success

Succeeding at Corporate Transformation

Corporate history is littered with examples of organisations that were unable to change their destiny. It’s often said that the majority of strategies fail to deliver their intended outcomes — that 80% of mergers and acquisitions actually destroy shareholder value …

Operationalising Strategy – Turning Strategic Intent into Operational Reality

David Trafford and Peter Boggis argue that there is often more to operationalising strategy than making structural changes, redesigning processes and training staff. For strategies to be truly successful, leaders need to create the conditions that enable the organisation to

Managing Organisational Capabilities as a Portfolio

In this article David Trafford and Peter Boggis bring together the two powerful ideas of organisational capabilities and portfolio management. They argue that managing organisational capabilities as a portfolio enables leaders to create the conditions that increase the chances of

How Operating Principles Can Make Strategy Meaningful

Peter Boggis and David Trafford argue that the purpose of any strategy is to change an organisation’s trajectory, away from its current default future to one that is judged to be better. Unfortunately most strategies are too complicated, too detailed

The Six Core Conditions for Change Success

David Trafford and Peter Boggis argue that one of the reasons for the poor success rate in delivering change is that leaders focus on the wrong future: the one they hope to get rather than the one they’re likely to

Beyond Default – Moving Your Organisation to an Improved Future

David Trafford explores why strategy implementation, transformational change and merger integration continues to be a challenge for many organisations, with a high proportion of these initiatives failing to deliver their intended outcomes. One explanation explored in this article is that

Understanding and Improving Your Organisation’s Default Future

David Trafford argues that individuals, families, organisations and countries all have default futures: the place they will end up if they continue on the same path and take no action. He discusses the forces that determine the default future of

Establishing the Conditions for Change Success

David Trafford discusses the challenges faced by those responsible for delivering change and asks whether sufficient attention is given to putting the necessary conditions for change success in place.

It is widely acknowledged that only a very small proportion of …

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