What is change fitness?
Change fitness is the ability of people to accept that there might be a better way to do something.
It’s about ability – and some people have blockages that limit how much of this ability they have.
It’s about being able to accept a different idea, or a different way of thinking and acting. It’s about being able to engage in that idea and to perform with that idea.
It’s about being open to what is better. To be open to learn and grow and improve one’s performance.
And it’s about what people do – how they behave and respond to new ideas and new ways of working.
Why don’t people have this ability?
Many people lack this ability because they have blockages. Many of these blockages come from what people have learnt from past experiences.
People learn to avoid risk. They learn there are rules and if you don’t want to get into trouble, you follow the rules.
And this is why they don’t like change. Because change is risky. You might fail. You might look bad. You might have to get very uncomfortable to win.
Most people don’t like to feel uncomfortable or insecure. Therefore, they prefer what they know.
And they avoid change.
How we help
From our studies at the doctoral level and beyond, we have a good understanding of how to remove these blockages that get people stuck.
When people overcome these blockages they are more willing to step outside their comfort zone. They are more open to new ideas and new ways of behaving. They become more productive.
The benefits to you
People who are more accepting of better ways to do things make your organisation more flexible, more adaptable, more relevant, and more competitive.
They also make KPIs easier to attain. This can make a huge difference to your bottom line.