The Change Management Fallacies | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

The Change Management Fallacies

The Change Management Fallacies



SAM Advanced Management Journal, vol. Volume 84, issue Edition 1, 2020


The success ratio of organizational change management (OCM) remains at 50% or less for at least the last three decades, b/c such efforts fall prey to a number of fallacies. To start, change agents and managers alike have to shift from a possible change model to a probable model to increase the chances of better results and success ratios. In addition, they have to shift from a process theory of change to a practice theory of change, and more robust implementation strategies that have better chances of success. The conclusions are based on a comparison of over 240 change management field projects of which roughly one third demonstrated tangible results compared to one third that did not.