4 change readiness questions

By |2020-12-22T09:25:27+10:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Change Readiness|

An organisation’s change readiness is its readiness to succeed at the change process. It is not about an organisation’s readiness to begin a change project – it is about readiness to succeed at the change process. Stakeholders who are unable to succeed at the change process level cannot help an organisation succeed at the change project level. Project success occurs when an acceptable number of stakeholders succeed at the change process within an acceptable timeframe and at an acceptable [...]

Why a Business Analyst’s Change Readiness Assessment is Crucial

By |2020-01-16T09:36:43+10:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Change Readiness|

One of The Change Gym's Directors, Dr Steve Barlow, was recently featured in an article about organisational change readiness. You can read the article below, and then follow the link to the original article written by Paul Crosby. Founders and entrepreneurs often have dozens of good ideas at any one time about how they can move their companies forward. They know that their businesses need to evolve if they are going to stay competitive and grow. However, constant change can [...]

How to Predict the Future

By |2019-12-07T19:52:53+10:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Change Fitness, Change Readiness, Managing Change, The Change Gym|

How useful would it be if you could predict with pinpoint accuracy what will happen in the future? Imagine you could accurately predict the performance of a coaching client over a given time period. Or suppose you could accurately predict how effective any given organisational change approach would be in the long-term. If you could make those kinds of predictions, you’d have a lot of influence over the future. But is it remotely possible? How confident can you be [...]

What We Do

By |2019-12-04T18:13:59+10:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Change Fitness, Change Readiness, The Change Gym|

Growing Success We help organisations and individuals become more successful at change. We do this by developing their capacity to succeed at the change process, helping them get ready for change, and by providing actionable change management processes.If you can't change, you get stuck. If you're not agile and adaptable, you can't be competitive. If you're not change fit, you're not ready for the opportunities of the future. Personal Change Fitness Change fitness is a psychological concept that refers to [...]

Are We Leading Change with the Wrong Framework?

By |2020-05-09T07:09:41+10:00September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Change Readiness, Leadership, Managing Change|

Think of the term ‘change management’. What framework is implicitly related to that term? Obviously, it’s the management framework. Accordingly, change management is one type of management. ‘Management’ is the broad framework and ‘change management’ is a subset of that framework. But when we talk of management or change management, what we mean is a framework shaped by research. Research into management didn’t really get going until the late 1800’s. Before that time, organisations still needed to manage change [...]

How to Create Successful Change

By |2019-09-22T08:10:48+10:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Change Readiness, Leadership, Managing Change, Programs, Resistance|

In 2010, McKinsey reported the findings of a huge study involving more than 315,000 respondents. They found that 75% of organisations were experiencing change and that 70% of change initiatives were regarded as unsuccessful.Hundreds of other studies corroborate the 70% failure rate statistic. This statistic is often cited in the change management community as a reason to engage change management professionals as change leaders. But the problem is that the 70% statistic has remained stable for decades, even though change [...]

What is a change readiness assessment?

By |2019-04-09T12:53:11+10:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Change Readiness, Managing Change, Resistance|

You might not know why you would even need a change readiness assessment if you don’t understand what it is. In this article, I want to give you a general understanding of what a change readiness assessment is. Readiness for what? First, it is important to understand what we are talking about. When we say readiness to change, what are we talking about? Are we talking about readiness to begin a change project? Is it like being prepared [...]

Change Fitness and Change Readiness – How are they similar and different?

By |2019-03-02T09:56:39+10:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Change Fitness, Change Readiness, Managing Change|

How are change readiness and change fitness similar, and how are they different? They are similar in that they both relate to the change process. One is about being fit for the change process and the other is about being ready for it. The Marathon For example, think of a significant change as though it were a marathon that must be run – it is long, demanding, and difficult. If you’re not fit enough to run the distance, [...]

Is Change Readiness about Getting Ready to Begin?

By |2019-03-25T13:53:14+10:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Change Readiness, Managing Change|

Getting ready to begin a change is certainly important. Many people think change readiness is mainly about getting ready to begin – organising things in preparation and ticking off the checklist. Sure, this is important, but it is a long way from what change readiness means. To be ready for change is not to be ready only for the beginning of the change process, but to be ready for all the change process. It is readiness to complete [...]

HOW DO YOU ASSESS CHANGE READINESS?

By |2019-03-25T13:59:49+10:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Change Readiness, Managing Change|

This article will help you understand how to assess change readiness in an organisation. This is important information if you manage organisational change. Change readiness has been on my horizon for almost 20 years. It was the topic of my PhD research and for the past decade it has been the focus of my business. Therefore, in this article I want to help you understand what change readiness is and how to assess it. Organisational Change Readiness In [...]