Top 40+ questions to ask before embarking on any change

Top 40+ questions to ask before embarking on any change
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Organizational change management checklist

Companies increasingly face competitive pressures related to rapid and continuous adaptation to a complex, dynamic and highly interconnected global environment.

Pressing challenges include keeping pace with shorter product life cycles, incorporating multiple technologies into the design of new products, co-creating products and services with customers and partners and leveraging the growth of scientific and technical knowledge in many sectors.

What questions to ask before embarking on any organizational change

How to prepare an organization for change? What questions to ask before embarking on any organizational change? Deciding what to change is one thing. Making changes stick is another. To improve odds, use this change management checklist:


What questions to ask before embarking on any organizational change

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Experienced senior executive, both at a strategic and operational level, with strong track record in developing, driving and managing business improvement, development and change management. International experience from management positions in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland


  1. Dan Forbes 2 years ago

    I’m a big fan of Questions and really like the way you created this Infographic. I’ve saved it to use with coaching clients. Thanks.

  2. Jim Kyte 2 years ago

    I have always been in the PM arena and recently moved into CM. These are great questions and can be used to lay a solid foundation for a successful implementation. Thank you for laying it out!

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    Torben Rick 2 years ago

    Thanks Jim

  4. Nicola Boyes 2 years ago

    Great questions, have used some of these before but not all of them so will definitely use this list from now on, thanks

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    Torben Rick 2 years ago

    Thanks Nicola

  6. Cynthia Bazin 2 years ago

    Excellent questions Rick! I will be sharing with my community and keeping this handy! Thank you!

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    Torben Rick 2 years ago

    Thanks Cynthia

  8. Paul Glynn 2 years ago

    I like this because it places people at the centre of the change and focuses on two way communication at all stages.

  9. Moe Ismail 2 years ago

    Awesome questions!
    I have taken a strategy and Special Projects position role for a public Safety Agency and for sure your questions are something that I will use!
    I appreciate you for making us smarter!

  10. Jim Wagstaffe 1 year ago

    This is excellent summary and quick overview
    Best regards

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    Torben Rick 1 year ago

    Thanks Jim

  12. Ken Blunt 1 year ago

    Great piece of work!

    The first three questions you pose are the prerequisites for change
    1. Why is change necessary?
    2. Is there a compelling reason for change?
    3. How to build a business case for change?

    The answer to all three is to describe what GOOD LOOKS LIKE compared with the current state.

    The hard part is providing comparative compelling evidence of ‘what good looks like’.

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