The Science of Organizational Change

Apply the Science of Organizational Change

Winning the ’20s

To win the ’20s, companies must not only adapt to shifts in the business arena. They also have to excel at ongoing change—initiating it even when all’s going well. 

But 75% of transformation efforts don’t deliver the hoped-for results. 

How to beat these odds? Three tactics can help: Ground your transformation programs in evidence. Rethink how you lead the change management process. And don’t ignore the importance of changing organizational culture when you launch transformation efforts.

“The dynamic nature of business will require organizations to build capabilities for ongoing large-scale change—so they can keep up with evolving technology and competition.”

Ground Your Change Programs in Evidence

In tackling the change management process, don’t rely on intuition and experience. Instead, take an evidence-based approach to change. Thanks to the availability of data and new analytical approaches, you can now empirically decode what makes transformation efforts succeed—or fail. And you can use those insights to drive the changes you need to win the ’20s.


The Transformations That Work—and Why

Facing perpetual disruption, companies must transform to survive. Yet most large-scale change initiatives fail. A new study reveals tactics for beating these odds.

Rethink How You Lead the Change Management Process

As a change leader, you have another valuable mechanism for grounding your company’s transformation programs in evidence and data: Analyze the tactics and traits that other leaders have leveraged to drive successful change. Then apply what you’ve learned to tackle your own enterprise’s transformation efforts.


The Five Traits of Transformative CEOs

Change is hard—but necessary for companies to compete in the 2020s and beyond. An analysis of successful turnarounds reveals secrets to putting the odds in your favor.


Putting People at the Center of Change

Successful change hinges on people’s capacity to absorb and internalize new ways of working. Smart leaders take steps to boost this capacity—so their organization transforms not just quickly but also effectively.

Don’t Ignore Culture in Your Change Efforts

Changing organizational culture is vital to succeeding in the next decade. In particular, the right culture can help companies transform themselves to compete more effectively in the digital age. To drive this uniquely challenging type of reinvention, change leaders at all levels must foster a digital culture in their enterprise.


Winning the ’20s

How should leaders prepare their companies to thrive in the new decade?

Learn from Successful Change Leaders

Across an array of industries, forward-thinking leaders have taken bold steps to help their companies execute the transformations needed to stay competitive amid relentless and profound disruption. To strengthen your own enterprise’s change prowess, consider taking a page from these leaders’ playbooks:

Bringing Digital Transformation to Airbus

BCG managing director and partner Loïc Mesnage sits down with Airbus’s digital transformation officer Marc Fontaine to discover how the aircraft manufacturing giant is embracing the digitization imperative.

Renault’s Billion-Euro Digital Transformation

BCG’s Antoine Gourévitch invites Renault’s CIO Frédéric Vincent to explain how the automotive giant is capitalizing on the opportunities that digital disruption has presented for players in his industry.


Three Tactics That Can Help Companies Beat the Transformation Success Odds

Most transformation programs don't deliver the hoped-for results. It doesn't have to be that way, says BCGs Lars Faeste -- if companies take a fresh approach to the change management process.

Winning the '20s