Status quo is a powerful force in organizations, and people often are resistant to change, even when the need is clear. What’s the playbook for transformation?
How to Drive Transformational Change
Status quo is a powerful force in organizations, and people often are resistant to change, even when the need is clear. What’s the playbook for transformation? Adam Bryant, Executive Roundtable Editor, interviewed three current and former CEOs with deep experience in managing disruption to hear their insights and strategies. Their comments were edited for space and woven together in a roundtable format.
“Two key enablers to transformation are the culture and agility of the organization. There has to be a culture that rewards taking risks. Because transformation is lined with failure.”—Dawn Zier, former CEO of Nutrisystem
“It’s my job as a CEO to set a pace that is faster than people want to go and let people talk me down. If we’re going to go through transformation projects and reinvent and do things, then we want to go fast.”—Aron Ain, CEO of Kronos
“The CHRO and CFO own the two balance sheets that reflect the true value of a company. A CEO can only get things done by paying attention to these two equally important balance sheets.”—Dinesh Paliwal, former CEO of Harman International
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