Why Change Does Not Live in a Silo

Mar 21, 2023

Where are you operating in your "change silo"? How is your organisation adequately ensuring you are proactively stepping out of the change silo?

All too often organisations fall into the trap of being knee-deep in change with a 'heads down, bums up, blinders on' approach to getting it done. Sound familiar?

This can cause the delivery team to operate in the old 'change silo'.

Operating in a change silo introduces risk to delivering the benefits of the change and ultimately achieving ROI because we expect that change exists in a vacuum, instead of the complex organisational environment.

Here's our advice to pragmatically step out of your change silo and safeguard your project benefits:

1. Understand the unique vision and organisation environment. A strong footing to commence and continue change is one where all the elements that may help or hinder the change are well understood upfront. De-risking commences here.

2. Get knee-deep in your people-landscape. Dive into your stakeholders minds to understand their views, perspectives, worries and what excites them. This is mining for gold.

3. Take everything you have learned and customise the approach to the unique people and organisational context.

Remember, change does not exist in a silo. Falling into the trap that it does will introduce unnecessary risk.

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Hello, I'm Jane Waterson

Founder and Director of Change Management at
Delta Mash

Delta Mash is your go-to resource and lifeline when it comes to managing change. I created Delta Mash to fill a gap globally in the change management industry and supply people managing change with the right on-demand knowledge, tools and strategies that are critical to being successful when managing and delivering change.

Why am I heading down this path? I’ve been there. In 2014 I commenced by first change analyst role, but when I went hunting to learn more and hone my skills, what did I find? Zero on-demand support.

Through trial and error, testing and learning, I worked my way up to leading change management teams for national transformation projects, and I have been fortunate enough to have worked globally and manage complex change across finance, education, infrastructure, technology, health, media, energy and resources. And I’m here to share all of my experience with you.

So, have you been searching for more information and support when it comes to managing change?

Maybe you’ve been finding some-what helpful advice, but not exactly what you need right now to help solve your immediate change management problems.

Or maybe you are gearing up for a big change or transformation project, or you’re even partway through, and just feel stuck.

So if you are ready to step into your true self, and build your confidence with a paycheck to boot. 

I have the blueprint for you.

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