Pro Bono Change Management Consulting

I have an offer. If you are about to, or are in the process of deploying new technology within your organization, I will help you with the people and process aspects of that change at no cost. In return, I need to become fully conversant in the project specifics prior to January 31, 2015. My intent is to use the project as the basis for becoming certified in Prosci‘s ADKAR change management methodology. Upon completing the certification in mid-February, I will provide you with the change management strategy I develop during the course.Screenshot 2014-12-15 09.58.43

The Specifics

The project should be related to the deployment of a new or upgraded information system, across a significant part of your organization. This could be almost anything including an operating system upgrade, a new CRM, an ERP upgrade, new email, or (my favorite) a new collaboration system. It is typical for any of these types of changes to face resistance with respect to user adoption and stakeholder engagement. I have spent the majority of my career in this area and should be able to provide significant value to your project.

iStock_000000528370SmallThe cost on your end will be allowing me to have dedicated time with the project champion and/or project manager, prior to January 31. Probably two or three meetings or phone conversations to gather information about the project and to do a simple change readiness assessment. Total time commitment should be no more than 2-3 hours.

The deliverable for your organization will be a recommended strategy and plan of action for effective stakeholder engagement and user adoption of the new technology.

If you are interested and would like to reach me, here is my resume and contact information.

Organizational Change Management Models

How people deal with change has been an interest of mine for most of my professional career. It is now becoming the focus of my future career track. I am in the midst of doing research to be sure I am up to date on the latest research and thinking in the area. I just found this presentation that shows strengths and weaknesses of five different organizational change models. Interesting reading (if you happen to be an OD geek). 🙂

I am particularly interested in the PROSCI:ADKAR model. I find it closely aligned to my own philosophy of addressing organizational change, particularly with respect to technology adoption.