Design Thinker Profile: Capabilities for Overcoming Barriers to Change.
Leadership, Management & Business
Organization Development Journal
Even with all we know about change, organizations continue to struggle with driving the changes needed to meet today's evolving market needs. Failing to establish a compelling reason for change, lack of buy-in, and fear of the unknown are among the commonly cited barriers for change (Kotter, 2011; Kegan & Lahey, 2009; Pardo del Val & Fuentes, 2003). In today's competitive landscape, failing at change is not a viable option. In fact, organizational successes in current times require nimbleness and agility to meet evolving and emerging market needs. Organizations such as Blockbuster and Kodak serve as the cautionary tale for what becomes of companies that fail to keep up with the times. This article explores why change is critical to organizational success, the common barriers that hold organizations back, and how Design Thinker capabilities can shift the mindset around change to create organizations that thrive in driving change.
Chesson, D. (2020). Design Thinker Profile: Capabilities for Overcoming Barriers to Change.. Organization Development Journal., 38 (2) https://aura.antioch.edu/stuworks/31