How to deal with a threatened loss of support?

After a good start, initiators of transition projects often find that the organisations involved have reached a dead end. They cannot or will not meet the commitments made at the start of the project. Former routines and views still prove dominant and the initial enthusiasm evaporates.

Discuss expectation

You should therefore discuss the stakeholders' expectations of the implementation of the new practices in their organisation at an early stage. Continue to do so repeatedly throughout the project. Discuss with them how you can help to sustain the original ambitions for innovation in their organisation. You could, for example, arrange meetings with managers, recruit third parties to convince management, provide more evidence to underpin the need for change, organise meetings to generate enthusiasm among the employees.

See also the question 'What do I need to think of in terms of communication?'