This article focuses on The Change Gym’s change fitness assessment tool, IRVEY.

In business as in life, you have to change just to keep up. Some of the companies whose names are commonplace today will be forgotten in the future.

Assessing change capacity

How do you know whether your organisation is good at change? You may think you are good because of past successes. But experience isn’t always an accurate predictor of future performance. Dynamics change, and as the saying goes, “You can’t step into the same river twice”. Organisations are complex, dynamic systems; continually morphing on the inside as well as the outside.

The Change Gym has developed a change fitness assessment tool called IRVEY®. IRVEY measures one of the most important factors in organisational change – the change fitness of employees. It provides reliable, objective data about the change strengths and weaknesses of your people.

You may feel confident about change because you have adaptable and robust systems in place. Of course, these are very important; but ultimately change involves people. And if people are not good at it, change is going to be more difficult.

Why not talk to us about change fitness? We can assess your readiness for change and advise you on how to make best use of the resources you already have. We can help you develop the fitness of your people so you remain flexible, adaptable, and in the best position to meet the challenges of the future.

Dr Steve Barlow

Steve Barlow
Author: Steve Barlow

Steve is Managing Director at The Change Gym. He is a Certified Change Fitness Coach and an organisational change readiness consultant. You can contact him on