The Change Management Effectiveness Profile
One of the key competencies required of all people in all sorts of different situations today is the ability to anticipate and respond effectively to any change that comes along. This skill is needed even more in today’s fast-paced and competitive work environment, where it is expected that we demonstrate some “change agent” skills. These skills enable us to lead ourselves, individuals, groups and ultimately, entire organizations in implementing actions that enable vision to be successfully transformed into reality.
The nature of change has many forms. Sometimes change is highly personal, related to a significant shift in circumstances and perspective about people or things. At other times, change is initiated by an organization. Change may be small-scale, affecting individuals or pieces of the organization, or it may be large-scale, impacting the organization in its entirety. Change that is evolutionary and incremental is called ORGANIC change. Change that is dramatic and transformational is called STEP-CHANGE. Whatever form it takes, change needs to be managed. This assessment is designed to help in that process.
The Change Management Effectiveness Profile is designed to help individuals understand more about their skills relative to this critical area. Research has shown that there are seven competencies that contribute to effective change management skills. These are:
• Proactive Thinking
• Organization for Change
• Involving Others
• Visualizing the Future
• Communicating Clearly
• Breaking from the Past
• Consolidating New Learning