How To Reverse the Trend of Perpetual Failure

June 3, 2014

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Shinseki – How To Reverse the Trend of Perpetual Failure

May 30, 2014 –  Tom Somodi, the founder of Change Science Institute, has released his comments on the recent removal of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Tom is available for interviews and commentary on the subject, relating principles from his book, “The Science of Change: Basics Behind Why Change Succeeds and Fails,” to issues such as this.

“From the continual demise of corporate Chief Executive Officers to now the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, an inability to create and control change within organizations is at the heart of the issues. When is everyone going to wake up to the fact that continuing to use the same old historical methods for attempting to control and obtain change is just not good enough? It amazes me that while our expectations to achieve successful change are increasing, our obsession with continuing to use failed methodologies and strategies remains unchallenged.

This trend can be reversed by recognizing that there is a science behind change that provides the power to finally challenge the status quo. Change science represents the knowledge and tools necessary to establish new ways to approach organizational change. Now all it takes are people willing to take the time to understand and embrace this new science in a way that can reverse the course we have been on of perpetual failure.”

 “From early on in my career I have witnessed organizations and individuals struggle with obtaining successful change, even change initiatives utilizing proven methodologies,” says Somodi. “I came to realize that change was not just something an organization or individual has to do, but follows a set of dynamics that can be summarized by definitions, principles, and concepts. The key is that change is not an art but is really a science, the science of change.”