Successfully executing high-impact change programs—systems implementations, new business strategies, post-merger integrations, shared services and much more—is vital to the long-term competitiveness of companies.
Yet it remains the case that high percentages of such initiatives fail to deliver on their promise. They go over schedule and over budget or may become derailed entirely. Why is this so?
One of the factors is that companies are rarely managing a single change initiative, but rather a portfolio of such initiatives—multiple programs running concurrently as part of more sweeping organization transformations. A second factor is that the interactions of the variables that affect whether change is successful—the “levers,” as it were, that need to be monitored—often go into the billions, well beyond the ability of teams to manage with traditional tools and approaches.
When it comes to change, the decisions of even the most experienced executives can be based on assumptions, hunches and intuition. Instead, by taking a data centric approach, Accenture Change Tracking delivers insights and more accuracy to executives and change managers.