10 best tips for driving turnaround change

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10 best tips for driving turnaround change

  1. 1. THE10 BEST TIPS FOR DRIVING TURNAROUND CHANGE Matt JacksonOwner,
  2. 2. AT SOME POINT IN YOUR CAREER, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR TURNING AROUND A FAILED PROJECT, TEAM,DIVISION OR BUSINESS.
  3. 3. WHY I KNOWWHAT I AMTALKING ABOUT
  4. 4. 13 Year Experience AndExclusively Focused OnProject & OperationalTurnarounds & Shutdowns
  5. 5. Tip #1A shared sense ofurgency is critical totransformation.DON’T hide theneed to change.
  6. 6. Tip #3NEVER worry aboutwhat can’t be done,only what must be done.
  7. 7. Tip #4Be respectful of people.Hindsight is 20/20 &nobody madebad decisions on purpose.
  8. 8. Tip #5Transformation requires everyone to be onboard;great skills don’t outweigh a rotten attitude.
  9. 9. Tip #13Personally thank the people who arecontributing to positive change,hand write a thank you card.
  10. 10. Tip #16Talking about vision is great,but people need written plansthey can execute against.
  11. 11. Tip #18Prevent indecision ---- it is corrosive.
  12. 12. Tip #19Leadership incharge whenthings went wrongcan rarely turnthings aroundthemselves.
  13. 13. Tip #20Empower and require people to fix problems.They usually do fine and you can’t do it all alone.
  14. 14. Tip #21If you have to do it more than once,figure out how to do it right.
  15. 15. Tip #22Say what you mean,NO weasel wordsor room for ambiguity.People will appreciate it.
  16. 16. Tip #26How you treat peopleduring layoffs will impacthow the remaining team views you.
  17. 17. Tip #28 – Never be constrained.

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