10 Absolutes of Change Management

Change is the most overused, confusing, frightening, and disruptive word conveyed by many of today’s well meaning organizational leaders.

Business leaders exhort their organizations to change but often create debilitating fear and reluctance in the hearts and minds of their people simply because they fail to properly execute five critical steps essential for quantifiable sustainable change – as a result they virtually guarantee chaos, confusion, marginal performance, and no meaningful change.

The 10 Absolutes are Covered in the Four Phase Integrated Change Management Process (ICMP)

Change Absolute 1

Virtual Planning is Virtually Useless.

Covered in phase 1-2-3 of the Integrated Change Management Process.

Change Absolute 2

Meaningful Change Cannot Occur Unless the Brutal Facts and Realities of the Business and the Competence of the Leaders are Exposed and Confronted.

Covered in phase 3 of the Integrated Change Management Process.

Change Absolute 3

For the Change Initiative to Produce Quantifiable Sustainable Results, Senior Management Must Cause the Pain of the Status Quo to be Greater than the Pain of Change.

Covered in phase 4 of the Integrated Change Management Process.

Change Absolute 4

The Change Initiative Will Not Succeed Unless People Know Specifically What They are Responsible for Delivering.

Covered in phase 1-2-4 of the Integrated Change Management Process.

Change Absolute 5

Organizational Leaders Must Avoid the 5 Crippling Change Management Habits.

Covered in phase 1-2-3-4 of the Integrated Change Management Process.

Change Absolute 6

Key Organizational Influencers Must be Identified and Totally Involved in all Aspects of the Change Management initiative.

Covered in Phase 1 of the Integrated Change Management Process.

Change Absolute 7

Before Undertaking Any Change Initiative it is Crucial to Accurately Assess the Organization’s Readiness to Make the Changes Required.

Covered in Phase 3 of the Integrated Change Management Process.

Change Absolute 8

Business Development and Customer Service are the Two Most Critical Change Management Areas and Must be Thoroughly Scrutinized for Strategic Changes.

Covered in Phase 1 of the Integrated Change Management Process.

Change Absolute 9

The Creation of a Highly Positive, Encouraging, Supportive, and Validating Environment is Essential for the Realization of Meaningful Sustainable Change.

Covered in Phase 3-4 of the Integrated Change Management Process.

Change Absolute 10

It is Essential to Collaborate with a Totally Objective, Thoroughly Experienced, Change Management Expert Who Can Help You Navigate the Complexities of Change.

Covered in Preliminary Interviews.