Global research showed that the disciplines identified in the McKinsey 5C’s Model are each a driver of success, regardless of geography, service, scope, or structure of transformation and are common for transformations in the public and private sector.

Transformations that effectively address all these disciplines are more than three times as likely to succeed than those that do not. Embedding all 5C model disciplines, results in 45% of transformations being rated as successful, with a 55% chance of only partial success.


There are five disciplines that clearly distinguish successful transformations...


Clear Purpose & Priorities

Successful transformations paint a compelling picture of their destination and make it clear to public servants and citizens why the change is necessary. When it comes to objectives, less is more: successful efforts keep targets few, specific, and outcome based.


Cadence & Coordination in Delivery

The delivery of transformations requires a fast yet steady pace, a flatter hierarchy than is usual in the public sector, close collaboration between different agencies and functions, and the flexibility to solve problems as they arise. It also requires an empowered and focused transformation team to drive and track progress.


Compelling Communication

Every government communicates, but only a few do so effectively. Nearly 90 percent of participants in our transformation survey said success would have been enhanced by engaging more with frontline employees. Transformations need well-planned, in-depth, and genuine two-way communication with all the groups affected by the change.

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