Explanatory Models

Most approaches to change provide a methodology, but not an explanation. Whether you take Kotter’s 8-Step formula, the ADKAR model, the McKinsey model, or virtually any other model, they provide a set of management steps or tasks. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with any of these steps, but none of them explains why a change project succeeds or fails. 

Following any of these models is better than having no clue about how to approach a change project. But, changes often fail even when managers do follow these methodologies. 

We need more than methodologies. We need an explanatory model.  

A methodology without an explanation is like a wall without a foundation.

An Explanatory Agility Model

Over the past 20 years, we have been working on an explanatory model of personal and organisational agility. This is a very important step in improving change outcomes for individuals and organisations.

When you get a good explanatory model of why changes succeed or fail, you are laying a solid foundation for success. Why? Because if you can’t explain why change fails or succeeds, you don’t really know how to manage it. You don’t really understand the dynamics of what happens in the real world. 

Nobel Prize winner, André Gide, once said, “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

If you have the courage to explore new oceans of opportunity, reach out to us and let’s lay a solid foundation for success. 

Executive Summary

  1. People need to become more agile as the pace of change increases.
  2. Greater agility makes people more responsive, more productive, and more competitive. 
  3. With the right strategy, significant improvements can be made in just 90 days.
  4. We can provide you with a scientifically valid explanatory model of agility developed right here in Australia and currently taught in Australian universities. 
  5. We help people and organisations, of any size or industry, build their capacity for success by becoming more agile. 

Distinctive Concepts in our Approach

  • The Success Pattern
  • Personal change fitness
  • Organisational change readiness