What should you do before a change project to stack the odds of success in your favour? How should you get ready for change?
These are really important questions, because you shouldn’t just be ready to start a change project, you should be ready to succeed. Many change projects fail because the organisation was never ready to succeed at the start.
The Organisational Change Readiness Program will teach you the latest research into change readiness, and provide guidelines and resources to help organisations get ready to succeed at change.
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?