Change Management

You might be thinking, “How is change readiness different from change management?” Good question.

You’d be right for thinking the 2 concepts are related. But they are different in very important ways.

Change readiness is a component of change management. Readiness is one of 13 important areas for managing organisational change promoted by the CMI (Change Management Insititute – a global industry body for change managers). However, the problem is that the CMI has not kept up with research into change readiness. Therefore, most change managers have s simple ttransactional understanding of what change readiness is. We, at The Change Gym, have been studying and researching change readiness for over 20 years and have contributed to some of the key research into the field.

Change management is also a component of change readiness. Think about it – an organisation cannot be ready for change if the change process is not well managed and the right people are not engaged.

So, what does it mean for change readiness to be part of change management and change management to be part of change readiness? It means that change readiness is a much broader concept than change management. It relates to change management but extends beyond its borders and encompasses more of organisational reality. 

To understand this concept better, read the Conceptual Framework page of this website.

Can we help with change management?

We can help you with change management in a few ways.

  1. If you already have an established change management team in your organisation, we can help them gain a deeper understanding of change readiness and how to work with it. This will help you extract more value from them because they will have more knowledge and expertise in their field.
  2. If you don’t have change managers in your organisation, we can help you understand the field and give you the most important information you need to know to manage change effectively. We have templates and tools to guide your practice.

If you would like to learn more, reach out to us and start a conversation.