THE CHANGE GYM
We are a team of change specialists helping organisations and individuals build more capacity to succeed at the change process. For your organisation to become more agile and successful at change, you should develop your change readiness.
Change readiness is a major factor in the success or failure of change projects. It influences how much engagement or resistance you encounter and whether you are likely to be successful.
Change readiness has an inner and outer dimension. The inner refers to the psychological fitness of stakeholders to be successful at the change process no matter how challenging it is. The outer refers to the readiness of the leadership team and other organisational elements to respond effectively to the demands of the change process, and to nurture people through the process.
Our team specialises in building change fitness in individuals (inner dimension) and change readiness in organisations (outer dimension). You need to do both. According to research, the main cause of failure in organisational change is resistance from employees (an inner dimension problem). Employees with high levels of change fitness are more likely to be engaged and supportive, and less likely to resist.
Research also highlights the second main cause of change failure – poor management. Issues like how you approach change, how you structure interventions, and how and what you communicate all impact the organisation’s change readiness.
Organisational change readiness emerges when the inner change fitness of employees to succeed at the change process combines with the outer change readiness of the organisation to successfully lead and nurture the change process.
We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to guide you towards greater change readiness – in both the inner and outer dimensions. A good place to begin this journey is with a 1-day training program. Scroll down to read more about this.
We are an Australian company working online (or onsite) around the world.
WHAT WE DO
We focus on 3 areas:
- We provide organisational change readiness training. This isn’t about getting prepared for change. It’s about the 6 dynamic areas that influence an organisation’s change readiness and that impact the change outcomes you are able to deliver.
- We provide change readiness assessments. It is very important to assess your organisational change readiness before you implement change and, if the implementation period is extended, at various times during the implementation stage. If you have already embarked on a change project and have not done a comprehensive change readiness assessment, it’s not too late to do one. Change readiness assessments are important because they give you information to help you make the right decisions during the change process.
- We provide change fitness and change leadership coaching. Change fitness coaching is about building a person’s psychological capacity to succeed at the change process. When people are weak in this capacity, they find change stressful and are more likely to resist change and disengage from the process. therefore, it is very important that employees, and especially leaders, have high levels of personal change fitness. Change leadership coaching is not about developing techniques in change management or project management. It is about knowing how to draw out the combined change fitness strengths of the team and knowing how to use them strategically during change projects. It is about being a role model – someone who demonstrates change fitness in action and promotes social learning so other employees learn how to develop their own change fitness.
“If you’re not ready for change, you’re not ready for success”
HOW WE CAN HELP
We can help you, your leaders, and the employees in your organisation become more agile, adaptable, responsive, and successful at the change process. This is not about developing new techniques. It is about developing the psychological capacity to meet the demands of the change process and being ready to succeed at everything it demands of you and your team.
Building your capacity and readiness for change enables you to overcome the barriers to success that are the main causes of resistance, disengagement, and poor change outcomes. We can help you build your knowledge and understanding of change and how to develop readiness for the change process. This provides you with a more sophisticated language to describe and explain what happens during change, and new categories of understanding so you can make better decisions.
Our ideas, approaches, and technologies were developed within a research-based academic environment at the same time as we were working in the real world of personal and organisational change. The combination of academic rigour and the need to deliver practical outcomes in the real world helped us to be very grounded in our approach and to see theory with fresh eyes and a focus on useful application.
Unlike many approaches that mainly focus on managing process, our approach integrates the personal psychological capacity to succeed at change (change fitness) with other aspects of organisational reality that support the change process (change readiness). We have developed methodologies and tools to turn robust theory into solid practice, meaning we can build capacity and measure progress.
It is our focus and goal to help organisations and people become more successful at change with the knowledge and skills to move ahead independently. So, let us help you build the change readiness you need to create an authentic, optimistic and confident culture of success.
See Change Differently
1-day ‘From Resistance to Readiness’ training. Online.
WHERE TO START
There are 2 obvious places to start exploring how change fitness and change readiness can help you deliver better change outcomes. Choose either our online learning program called ‘Understanding the Change Process‘ or alternatively our 1-day training program ‘From Resistance to Readiness‘.
If you’re not ready to take either of those steps, why not sign up for our free email tips on how to help people and organisations get ready for change (link below).