Change is good: tell us how change saturation affects your organization
February 26, 2014 Leave a comment
Are employees in your organization being impacted from too much change?
Through our many discussions with clients, we hear employees talk about the overwhelming amount of changes being rolled out at their organizations, and their genuine concern about “keeping up.” We also hear from many organizational leaders who are struggling to balance the demand for faster results and improved performance with their ability to lead their people through the seemingly endless cycle of change. Now we’d like to hear from you about your experience with change saturation.
Projects and initiatives are implemented in order to make positive changes that result in business value. However, when there are multiple internal initiatives occurring at the same time, we find that the way in which they are managed (or “endured”) by organizations varies considerably—and so do the achieved results. When organizations have employees who perceive there are too many changes going on at once, and initiatives face problems like overwhelming resistance, decreased engagement, and lack of adoption due to multiple initiatives occurring at the same time, we call this “change saturation.”
To better understand how organizations are currently thinking about and addressing change saturation, we’ve launched a 12-question survey aimed to identify how prevalent the problem is and to capture what, if anything, organizations are doing to quantify and manage change saturation.
We’d love to hear how change saturation’s impacting your organization. Please participate in this short survey, and we’ll be happy to share the results of this effort. If you are interested, you can submit your email at the end of the survey to receive the aggregate survey findings and analysis.