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.
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