a2B Change Management Framework® (a2BCMF®) - Step #6: Assess Readiness
6th Critical Organisational Change Implementation Step - Execute Phase
Assess Readiness is the process of assessing the organisation and its employees prior to change implementation, ensuring that they are ready to start adopting the change.
“Readiness is about ensuring the sponsor and leadership team get the organisation and its employees ready so that resistance is limited, and adoption is maximised”
Business Benefits: Assessing readiness can provide data and insights into potential gaps so corrective actions can be executed to close them. Closing gaps supports change implementation success, improving adoption and benefits realisation.
To ensure the organisation and the employees have the capacity to start adopting the new change:
~ Identify Potential Change Implementation Gaps: The assessment will provide data and insights that will identify gaps which need to be addressed.
~ Execute Corrective Actions to Improve Readiness: Corrective actions and intervention plans should be prepared and executed to close any identified gaps
a2B Change Management Framework® (a2BCMF®)
The a2B Change Management Framework® (a2BCMF®) is a structured and disciplined approach to support organisations, leadership teams and individuals going through a change, the transition from the current ‘a’ state to the improved future ‘B’ state. The a2BCMF® has three phases and ten key process steps. Each phase provides change strategies, principles, analysis and tactics to move from one phase to the next.
The framework is based on over thirty years of international change experience and brings together leading practice in change, people and programme management. The structured programme approach, processes, techniques and tools focus on overcoming the failures of previous change by incorporating ten key steps and success elements for achieving organisational change. It supports strategic change implementation in terms of context, content and process. The framework is a comprehensive management model that allows executives, managers and change practitioners to successfully deliver and achieve organisational change. It requires a holistic approach and some steps can be performed simultaneously.
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