What is Change Readiness?

Most people working in organisational or personal change know that change readiness is important. Change readiness is the readiness to succeed in the change process. Change is unlikely to succeed if there is little readiness for it.

Many people think they know what change readiness is, but few understand it properly.

The first thing to note is that change readiness is a scientific concept. It is something that is defined and able to be measured.

It is described by 5 formulas, based on psychology. Some of the formulas relate to humans in general, some to specific individuals, and some to organisations.

Steve Barlow, Director of The Change Gym, knows a lot about change readiness, having completed his PhD on the topic. 

If you want to learn more about change readiness, we have programs that can help you.

What Are the Benefits of Change Readiness?

There are many, and here are a few:

  1. You succeed more often when implementing strategy.
  2. You become more competitive.
  3. Your employees become less stressed and handle change better.
  4. Your employees take less time off on stress leave.
  5. It is easier to retain staff.
  6. Staff have more bandwidth and perform better.
  7. It benefits the organisational culture.
  8. People feel cared about.
  9. It becomes easier to attract great talent.
  10. You are paying the people anyway, why not improve their change readiness?