The BPI Institute website have an article covering the problems of successfully implementing a business process management (BPM) solution. Don’t know what a BPM is? Don’t worry – I only have the faintest idea.
What was striking were the reasons for failure the piece lists:
- lack of understanding what BPM really is
- fear of failure
- fear of criticism/losing face
- unwillingness to change
- fear of success
- fear of reality
- belief that expensive tools are necessary to get started
It struck me that these apply to the implementation of many technologies, including setting up a corporate blog. For instance, the idea that no one will read your content (fear of failure) is a roadblock to many a blog being setup.
The fear of success really bemused me at first, until I dug further.