Even changes that have been implemented successfully can be subject to ‘initiative decay’ and performance gains are lost. Explain how this happens (provide a relevant current example).
Change initiatives can decay for many reasons: initiators move on, accountability becomes diffuse, new recruits bring old habits, new managers have their own agendas, other priorities arise. Illustrate one current examples of an organization experiencing one of the reasons listed.
Diagnosing the causes of decay can help to frame remedial actions. Describe the diagnosis process and how it can successfully be implemented.