Change Readiness Assessment
What is Change readiness assessment?
A change readiness assessment determines the readiness of a business to change. It measures responses across different business dimensions. This includes strategy, leadership, and organization to operations. The assessment audience is direct and indirect impacted stakeholders. A change readiness assessment provides valuable information for change managers and leaders. It can identify potential opportunities, challenges, or risks for the change initiative. Change management plans are developed to deal with change readiness assessment outcomes.
When to define a change readiness assessment?
A change readiness assessment is done at the start of a change initiative. Once a baseline is defined, it is measured on a regular basis to determine change progress. An assessment can also be completed before a change initiative is started. It provides management with input on how the business will deal with a potential change. This is useful when business wants to engage in significant change.
where we use change readiness assessment?
We use change readiness assessments in two ways. First, when business wants to engage in significant change. This can include new strategies to technology implementations. Second, when we want to determine the temperature in a business. This provides management a view of the reality within the organization. The outcome is then translated into management action plans.
What are the benefits of a change readiness assessment?
A change readiness assessment provides clarity about employees’ readiness for change. The assessment reduces the risk of failure as challenges are identified upfront. Without a change readiness assessment project success are based on assumptions. Many times, assessment outcomes contradict current views of the management team. It is a valuable risk mitigating tool to ensure project success.
- British American Tobacco