Understanding the Challenge

Continuous Change

In today’s fast-paced environment, change is a constant, not an event. Most organisations find it difficult to implement change effectively, which poses a significant challenge when change is an ongoing necessity. Successful organisational transformation requires more than just a plan; it demands a strategic approach combined with a shift in mindset and behaviour.

7 Strategies for Overcoming Resistance to Change

Overcoming resistance to change in the workplace doesn’t have to be a constant battle. With a forward-looking and proactive strategy which encompasses the whole organisation, resistance to change is first reduced then eliminated. You will then need to upskill your mangers and leaders, helping them develop the knowledge, skills and mindset for leading successful change.



Strategic Planning

Effective Change

Effective organisational change must be strategically planned and meticulously executed. This process involves careful attention to communication, leadership by example, active management engagement, and thorough alignment of the workforce. Each of these elements is crucial to seamlessly integrate new practices and ensure widespread acceptance and implementation.

Developing Change Intelligence (CQi)

Equipping your leaders and their teams with the ability to drive change successfully necessitates the development of Change Intelligence. Change Intelligence is a multifaceted capability that involves:

To act effectively as a Change Agent or Leader, a profound understanding of change management is essential. Change management starts with a compelling vision and requires robust project management skills to execute plans without losing sight of that vision. We utilise Kotter's 8 Accelerators of Change model to equip leaders with the confidence and tools needed to lead change effectively. However, transformational change demands more than just theoretical knowledge; it requires the practical ability to mobilise and enact change. Leaders must evolve, continuously developing their knowledge, skills, and mindset to adapt to change as an ongoing reality, not just an intermittent challenge.

Agile leaders cultivate mental fitness and develop a resilient mindset that enables them to navigate ongoing changes while aligning with the organisational purpose and their personal values. This agility comes from enhancing emotional intelligence, which is critical for empathising, connecting, and supporting colleagues through the emotional and behavioural cycles of change. To foster this sustainable change intelligence, we encourage awareness of individual limiting behaviours and the cultivation of creative competencies. Utilising tools like the Leadership Circle 360 Profile or the EQi 2.0 diagnostic, we design targeted workshops and provide coaching to deepen leaders’ and teams’ emotional intelligence. This support helps them achieve lasting performance enhancements, personal growth, and fulfillment.

Change initiatives often fail due to a lack of a compelling vision and a sense of urgency that motivates action. Additionally, failure can occur when change implementers lack a clear plan or the necessary skills to inspire and mobilise others. Our approach to developing Change Intelligence focuses on integrating theoretical knowledge with practical skills development. For instance, we teach how to navigate resistance through courageous conversations, manage discomfort to secure better outcomes, and apply creative thinking to solve problems. This comprehensive skillset ensures leaders and their teams are well-equipped to drive successful change.
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A Proven Approach to Change Management

As experts in the science of change management, we adopt a systemic approach to organisational transformation. By working closely with you, we pinpoint key barriers and opportunities for change, identify and develop your change leaders, and prepare your workforce to actively participate and drive the change process. Our approach includes empowering leaders with the skills to lead purpose-driven change, assessing the conditions necessary for successful transformation, and implementing targeted workshops and interventions.

We utilize Kotter’s 8 Accelerators of Change and a variety of proven tools—or design bespoke tools and surveys—to achieve desired outcomes. By engaging and developing leaders, managers, and operational teams, we ensure that change is not only implemented but also sustainable, equipping your team with the skills and mindset needed for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.