My earlier posting on this topic dealt with the need to convey an urgency of the need for change within an organization. It is all too easy to engage in an endless debate of the need, the urgency, the nature, the dependencies, the requirements, the effect, the risk, the opportunity, --ad nauseum-- of change.
However, creating a visceral event to convey the urgency can usually overcome the inertia against change. Why is this? Well, frankly put, nothing gets people working together like someone holllering, "Fire!"