About The Change Gym

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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. 

Other Products

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OTHER PRODUCTS

CHANGE READINESS ASSESSMENTS

We provide comprehensive change readiness assessments for organisations planning or engaging in change projects. Get the information you need to succeed with the least possible disruption and the greatest change of success. Prices from $4995 AUD. Contact us to discuss your needs.

COACHING AND COACH TRAINING

We provide individual and group coaching in change fitness, change readiness, and change leadership. We also provide coach training in change fitness and change readiness to internal or external coaches wishing to develop their knowledge and skill in these areas. We also provide licensing opportunities for coaches we have trained. Contact us for more details.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT TEMPLATES

Most of the most common approaches to change management do not have change readiness built into them. If it happens at all, it is tacked on rather than integrated. We provide templates and an integrated change management model that takes the best of existing models and integrates change readiness from beginning to end. Contact us for more details.

Live Training

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LIVE TRAINING

RESISTANCE TO READINESS

This live 1-day training is delivered online or onsite. Discover why resistance to change occurs and how you can turn resistance into readiness. Build engagement and succeed at change. LEARN MORE >>

APPLYING CHANGE READINESS

This live 1-day training is delivered online or onsite. This training follows on from Resistance to Readiness and examines a practical change readiness model and tools to make it work.

What’s the Problem with Organisational Change?

By |2019-03-21T11:54:02+11:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

What’s the Problem with Organisational Change?

If you lived one hundred years ago and you asked, “What’s the problem with organisational change?”, a good answer would have been, “We have no scientific understanding of what to do.”

Since those days, countless books, articles, courses, programs, and experts have come along telling essentially the same message – research tells us there is a right way to manage change in organisations. We have had this knowledge since the 1930’s and […]

Linda’s Story

By |2019-02-22T11:53:10+11:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Linda came to me after a successful career in the corporate world. She was facing a period of change in her life and she was a little nervous about it. She needed some help on a personal level, and she thought the PCFP (Personal Change Fitness Program) would help professionally as she moved into the next phase of her life.

Linda took the initial change fitness assessment and her change fitness scores were at the higher end of the […]

Beyond the Me Project

By |2019-02-26T10:50:43+11:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|


The mystery of things

I recently purchased a book about famed Australian artist, Margaret Olley. In that book I read these words, penned by Lou Klepac; “if we stopped judging objects by their practical usefulness, we might discover the mystery of things and not be restricted by the logical, practical world in which we strive to survive physically.”

Those words arrested me and invited me to reflect. What does he mean by ‘practical usefulness’ and the ‘mystery of things’? I would […]

What’s Next?

By |2019-02-27T10:07:20+11:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

We need to be willing to change.

Change is the essence of life. Those words aren’t mine: they come from American psychiatrist Dr. Gordon Livingston. After listening to people telling him their woes, and his favourite therapeutic question was, “What’s next?” Good question.

What’s next?

I listened have to many painful stories hen I delivered anger management programs in the NSW prison system. But we all have our stories to tell. Everyone has been let down by someone, disappointed by people, or […]

3 Lessons My New Friend Taught Me

By |2018-07-30T17:50:25+10:00July 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

My new friend has been teaching me.

Wicket is a 12-year-old, one-eyed rescue dog who joined our family about 15 weeks ago. It was love at first sight – a perfect match. He wanted to be special, and we had a lot of love to give. Perfect.

But Wicket has challenged some of my deepest assumptions about the world. I can’t think of anyone else who’s been able to do that so well, so quickly, and with so little effort. He […]

A More Comprehensive Approach to Organisational Change

By |2018-08-27T09:36:56+10:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Managing Change, Uncategorized|

The aim of The Change Gym is to change how organisations approach change. Arguably, the current dominant approach reflects Kotter’s 8-step change model. Whilst we acknowledge the contribution that Kotter has made to knowledge and the importance of what is in this model, it is what the model lacks that is, at very least, of equal importance.

The dominant approach is essentially a management model – create a state of urgency, put together the right team, create and […]