Use the DICE formula to increase the effectiveness of change initiatives


Created by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the DICE simplified statistical formula predicts whether a change program will succeed or fail and how to adjust accordingly.

Source: https://www.brightline.org/resources/change-is-a-part-of-any-successful-companys-growth/

The following basic rules of thumb are good guiding principles.


Duration:

- shorten the length of a project

- break it into regular, formalized milestones

- schedule standard "learning milestones"

- develop robust plans but allow for missteps


Integrity:

- select top-performing leaders

- pair initiatives with the corresponding strengths of team leaders

- ensure team objectives and roles are defined

- strike the right balance between the amount of time teams are able to devote to the project versus regular day-to-day operations


Commitment:

- ensure that both senior leaders and employees are committed

- communicate with staff early and often and be aligned

- communicate three times more than seems instinctively reasonable

- people usually need to hear a message nine times for them to understand what it really means for them


Effort:

- assess talent pool based on both current and anticipated needs

- keep close track of who possesses which skill set

- check ongoing initiatives before committing to new ones

- fail fast to learn fast


Read more at:

https://www.brightline.org/resources/change-is-a-part-of-any-successful-companys-growth/


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