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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

  • Resource limitations

  • Fixed investments not easily altered

  • Inter-organizational agreements/understandings 

Why people resist chage:
  • Selective attention and retention

  • Habit

  • Dependence

  • 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

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