5. Achieving Transformation
Welcome to Achieving Transformation! This phase of the Collaborative Change Cycle is all about embedding new ways of working for long-term change to shift the underlying design of the system that held the problem in place.
What you might see
- Ongoing co-ordinated experimentation;
- Effective innovations spreading (through principles, programs, practice);
- Ineffective things being shut down or divested;
- New discovery work occurring to cope with changes e.g. demographics or shifting policy agenda;
- Changes to systems at non-local level, thus influencing change in other places;
- Regular capability building and communities of practice;
- Regular reviews of strategy;
- Shifts or pivots in the operating model;
- The initiative has a reputation for innovation and is being used as a case study.
What you can do
- Action to sustain and renew, including continued capacity building;
- Invest in the development of specialised functions such as engagement;
- Revisit assumptions about the system now, the future system and the transition between them through system mapping and system modelling;
- Consider pivots to the intervention, or parts of the intervention;
- Continuously reflect on if / when to shut down the initiative;
- Continue to build focus on scale and implementation;
- Tell the story widely.