Organisational Change Readiness Training 2017-07-12T10:05:14+00:00

Organisational Change Readiness Training

This Program is designed for organisational development professionals, change managers, L&D professionals, or anyone who is responsible for overseeing change within an organisation.

It is a very compelling model and you have developed it into a very usable course and toolkit.

Wendy, Academic and Coach

Why the Need?

Change is not an optional extra for most organisations. It is a matter of survival.

We can debate about the oft-quoted 70% failure rate in organisational change, or discuss the importance of Kotter’s 8 steps. We all acknowledge the importance of good change and project management, even if they’re not always practised. Effective training and on-going organisational development are equally important things.

But when all is said and done, you’re left with a very simple question: which organisation is most likely to succeed at change? The one that’s change ready, or the the one that isn’t?

According to a 2015 Optus report, over 70% of Australian businesses across all sectors and scales aren’t ready for change. A similar finding was reported by Microsoft in their 2015 ‘Culturing Success’ report, where they found that only 33% of Australian businesses were adept at responding to change. Similar figures would probably be true in many western countries. If you don’t think this is a problem, you need to think again.

Approaching change and not being ready for it is just stacking the odds against success. It’s a great way to increase disruption, risk, and waste money. It’s a great way to wreck a business. Wouldn’t it be a better idea to find out what change readiness is, and then get ready? Wouldn’t that be the obvious thing to do?

But Here’s the Problem….

Most organisational change readiness models are incomplete. The problem is actually worse than that, because many change leaders don’t really understand change readiness at all. They think it means getting prepared, or getting ‘buy-in’. That’s a part of it, but it’s only a very small part.

The thing to realise is this: change readiness isn’t just a ‘nice to have’ element in managing change, it’s about whether you’re ready to succeed at change.

Two Key Questions

This organisational change readiness training is centred around two simple questions. The first is this: why do some people handle change really well, and others struggle, resist, and stress out about change? We all know that those who struggle and resist add risk and cost to any change project. The second question is: how should you align your organisational culture, structures, and managerial behaviours so they support people in developing and deploying their change strengths within the organisation? The last thing you want is an organisation that is toxic to change readiness.

This training is delivered online and takes around 25 weeks to complete, assuming you put in 2-3 hours per week. The training provides clear pathways to practice, and is supported by tools and resources.

If you’re interested in this training, book a time to talk to us.

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