When assessing an organisation’s readiness to succeed at change (not just their readiness to begin), we examine 3 key areas.
First, we examine the change fitness of those who will be most impacted by the change or will have most influence over the outcomes. Change fitness affects how adaptable people are. If change fitness is low, there is more risk that people will resist, get stressed, and disengage. Change will be harder to achieve and there will be more disruption. Being aware of your change fitness strengths and limitations helps you develop responsive change plans and make the most of the resources you have.
Second, we examine how ready your people are to support the change. If they are not fully supportive of the change, you need to work on the messages you are communicating in the 5 key areas that influence support.
Third, we examine the readiness of your change management team to lead the change. If they are deficient in their processes, it is better to be aware of this so gaps can be addressed before they create problems.
A change readiness audit is a cost-effective way to understand your organisational strengths and weaknesses and to respond accordingly. We have strategies, programs, and training to help you build and maximise strength, manage risks, and overcome weaknesses.
If you are in any way involved in organisational change or organisational development, you need to understand what change readiness is, why it matters, and how to assess it. Talk to us about how we can help