If doing it yourself, demo is easy – grab a hammer, make some noise, destroy, destroy, destroy – done.
The aftermath of tearing things down, of looking around and seeing what has “become” of things and where to start next is where the real work starts.
The key to remember in any Tear Down and Rebuild project or product is that if you only have 8 months to deliver and you spend 6 months tearing down, can you really rebuild in 2 months?
Same with leadership, if you want to right the course of your team and spend 8 months tearing them down will they want to deliver that product for you in the remaining 2, 4 or 6 months? (or at all).
Tear Down and Rebuilds are expensive when not done right so make sure you’re tearing down the right thing before you start to rebuild it.