There are a few questions about value that should be asked before trying to bring change into an organization:
What matters to the people affected?
What matters to the organization?
How will the change affect the quality being delivered by the organization?
What value does the change offer to promote a culture of innovation?
How will the change affect the environment?
How will the change be perceived by the organization and its consumers?
Having a clear sense of the value proposition for the change in all these areas will help to assure success.
These questions are based on Dr. Edward de Bono’s “Six Value Medals”TM. More here.