Insights on Change & Learning

Our clients are typically trying to implement change themselves, as they have recognized that sustainable change requires new skills and behaviors that can only be developed through the experience of their people. They value external perspective, but have seen mixed results with consultants — and are concerned about the lack of engagement, ownership and sustainability that often comes with external support. Evolve is different, as we are focused on enabling your internal change efforts in a way that ensures results delivery, skills development, ownership, culture change and sustainability.

We believe success in this context requires a new stance on leadership. What mostly worked well in the past - clear strategy, wise decision-making and a tough focus on the numbers - is now taken as standard by the market and discounted. You need to achieve effective leadership and teamwork at all levels.

If your organization is to change for the better then, ultimately, your people must do the changing. Getting people to change has one critical first step - you need to persuade them to want to change. The only way to avoid this step is to miss the people out altogether - say by having consultants do the change for you. But this cannot lead to any increase in skills in the organization so your improvements will not be sustainable. For people to want to change, they have to personally connect with the objectives you are trying to achieve, emotionally as well as rationally.

 

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