We all know that things in society are changing, and changing fast. In fact, most of the experts agree that the rate of change will increase, and it will have major implications for the workplace. According to a 2019 McKinsey report, 25–46% of current work activities in Australia could be automated by 2030, depending on location. We already know that digital transformation, automation, robotics will have a massive impact on our economy, not to mention globalisation and how we respond to climate change.
So, more than ever, we need adaptable employees, agile organisations, and leaders who know how to guide complex organisations through difficult change. Our purpose, at The Change Gym, is to help organisations and their leaders understand how to create adaptable employees, agile organisations, and highly skilled and effective change leaders.
For the past few decades, the change management space has been influenced by two powerful perspectives – the 8-Step Model and the ADKAR model. Each of these approaches provides a helpful guiding hand through what is often very murky water. However, we believe there is an even better guiding hand available – one that takes the best of what these two approaches have to offer, and yet goes beyond them.
The Change Gym Change Management Model
Our change management model builds on many of the insights found in popular current approaches to organisational change management. However, it differs from them in two very important areas.
First, our model is built around the change process. When you’re managing a change project you’re actually engaging in the change process. The most logical way to manage the change project is to closely follow the steps of the change process. Allowing that process to become the guiding structure of your approach is inherently logical and provides a pattern for change that is grounded in how humans naturally approach change.
Second, our model has change readiness and change fitness as an integral, build-in part of the change management process. Other change management models either ignore or don’t focus enough on change readiness and change fitness. Change readiness is not about getting prepared to begin a change project; it is about being ready to succeed at a change project. And change fitness is about the individual’s psychological capacity to meet all the demands of the change process. In other words, change readiness and change fitness are about the organisation’s capacity for success with change. And that capacity for success is a valuable asset that must be managed wisely throughout the change project.
Our change management model is supported by some unique tools that have been purpose-built to support the model. This model can be applied to any type of change project at any scale.
Are you interested to learn more about The Change Gym’s change management model, or would you like to learn the most up-to-date approach in change management?
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