More ideas? More plans? Many innovations fail, and more than 70% of projects run out of time or money before completion. Most mergers and acquisitions have far fewer results than expected. Organisations can improve dramatically by focusing on how to make ideas and plans really work, rather than inventing new plans and ideas. How can we achieve this? It's all about the realisation - the implementation - of change. A good design is not enough. Workable and reliable solutions only occur with the support and involvement of managers and employees. Change, learning and communication processes are central to implementation. Implementing Change outlines a comprehensive theoretical foundation of the principles of implementation. The theory is illustrated with many successful cases and interesting experiences in the international business area. What are the keys to success? A business manager, a project leader, a minister of foreign trade and a musical producer share their insights on the subject. This book is written specifically for managers and consultants who work with change projects. It will also provide business students with insights into the fascinating world of change management. Lambert Pater is a founder of Pentascope, one of the largest consultancy firms in the Netherlands that specialises in the implementation of change processes. Recently he founded Mediamaal, an innovative communication-implementation firm. Saskia Roest is a senior consultant at Mediamaal and a former senior consultant at Pentascope.