70% of all transformations fail .

Rather than failing visibly, transformations usually decline.CEOs and leaders put in huge efforts, and involve external partners - business targets improve, sometimes radically, those engaged feel they have achieved transformation and then gradually the organization reverts to old ways of working. 

How many times have we heard from top management that "We have gone through three transformations in the last ten years, and each time we are back where we started 12 months prior”

The session help you get answer to these questions - 

  • Why do you  struggle to achieve lasting impact in your transformation ? 
  • What are Leading indicators of sustainable transformation (or not)?
  • How can you make your transformation stick?

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Outline / Structure of the presentation - 


  • Context - why transformations don’t sustain? 5 mins
  • Poll -  5 mins
  • what is sustainability according to you? 
  • What are primary reasons of failure?
  • Common patterns and observations - 5 mins
  • What CXOs should focus on to make transformation stick. - 15 mins
  • Key take aways - 5 mins
  • Q&A - 10 mins


Learning Outcome

In this session, participants will learn:

  • What are the patterns we need to be watchful about while going through the enterprise transformations
  • What are the various areas which need to be addressed in transformation strategy for sustainability
  • What are some of the actionable ways in which the transformation can be made more sustainable.


Target Audience

CXOs, Head of Transformation Office, Executives, Directors, Exterprise/Business agility consultants

Prerequisites for Attendees

Basic awareness about any org transformation initiatives

Has been part of at least one agile/digital  transformation journey


schedule Submitted 9 months ago

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