Recognizing how ready your organization is for change is critical.
Sometimes your people are ready and sometimes they’re not. Sometimes it doesn’t matter – because the team, department or organization has a mandate… and you need to know how quickly the change will be embraced.
At Pathways, we value the entire organization’s input into the change management process. We begin with a representative stakeholder analysis, followed by a comprehensive change readiness assessment of each identified stakeholder.
The analysis is the foundation of the change management plan.
Why organizations resist change:
Threat to power and influence
The organizational structure itself isn't set up for change
Fixed investments not easily altered
Why people resist chage:
Selective attention and retention
Fear of the unknown
"Change is hard because people overestimte the value of what they have - and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up."
-James Belasco and Ralph Stayer
Flight of the Buffalo