Key Requirements for a Successful Change Effort in Your Organization

Directions:  Rate on a scale from 5-1 (5= Strongly agree, 4=Agree, 3=Neither, 2=Disagree, 1=Strongly disagree) each of the following statements as it relates to a key organization change you are planning.

 

____  1.        We have solid business reasons for change.

 

____  2.        We have a shared vision of the future organization.

 

____  3.        We have created a clear roadmap for the change process.

 

____  4.        We have a comprehensive change strategy—we take a systems view.

 

____  5.        We have in place effective project planning/managing structure.

 

____  6.        We have established and communicated realistic expectations for the change.

 

____  7.        We have obtained political support for the change effort.

 

____  8.        We have in place policies and systems that support change.

 

____  9.        We have secured adequate resources for the change effort.

 

____10.         We have competent, committed people.

 

____11.          We have made a major investment in training and development related to the change effort.

 

____12.         We have established constructive relationships among key parties.

 

____13.         We are involving people at all levels in the change effort.

 

____14.         We are ensuring that information is made fully available to all.

 

____15.         We have skillful, out-in-front leadership for the change effort.

 

____             Total

 

Interpreting Your Score

 

65 – 75:  Your organization is well-prepared for a successful change effort

50 – 64:  Your organization is prepared for a successful change effort, but may need to devote some attention                

to the missing pieces

35 – 49:  Your organization needs to spend time ensuring that you have all of the necessary resources in place                that are required for a successful change effort

     < 35: Your organization will likely fail if you attempt to initiate a change initiative.  Delay the effort until                    

you have the resources and people in place to be successful