- This short assessment will help you understand the status and risk factors of your change initiative. There are many factors involved and many types of change initiatives, so this is intended to be instructional and give you some ideas to consider about what needs attention.
There are a number of questions covering critical aspects of a change project, from leadership to planning. As you answer each question, the next will appear, based on your previous selections. So if you change your selection, the questions might change. When you have answered them all, a Continue button will appear. On pressing Continue, you will get feedback and recommendations.
Your answer is based on your perceptions of the particular change initiative aspect.
Note: This is a short version of the many types of assessments we use in our work.
Does your change initiative have more than 35 stakeholders?
What is your industry(e.g., telecommunications, consumer products, finance)?
Having a committed core group that works together on the change initiative is critical. Pick the response below that best describes your core team member(s) behaviors.
A change initiative could affect one or more business units. Does your initiative affect more than one business unit?
When your initiative spans many business units, it is a best practice to have a steering committee composed of leaders from each business unit. Pick the selection below that best describes your Steering team(s) behaviors.
Change initiatives need structure. Pick the selection below that best describes your management of scope/schedules.
Does your change initiative have more than one constituent project? In other words, is it a program?
A Sponsor is usually a higher level manager who uses their influence and resources to forward the project. Pick one that best describes your program sponsor(s) behaviors
Pick one that best describes your management of global meetings.
Stakeholders are the people affected by the change. Pick the item below that best describes your key stakeholder(s) attitude toward the change.
The number of stakeholders affects the amount of resources your need and the level of planning. How many stakeholders are there?
The communication plan covers how you will make the stakeholders aware of the change and why the change is important. Pick the item below that best describes your communication plan.
The training plan covers how stakeholders will acquire the skills they need to do the change. Pick the item that best describes your training plan.
The change management plan describes your entire set of activities for engaging leadership, collecting success metrics, and mobilizing change agent networks. In smaller projects, the change management plan might incorporate the communications and training plans. Pick the item below that best describes your org change management plan.
Pick one that best describes your awareness of Change Management.
- The next page will summarize your results, but if you would like to have them emailed to you and get a more detailed summary, please give your email address below. If you provide you email address, we will also offer a FREE 1/2 HOUR introductory coaching session.
If you do not see the submit button, keep making selections!
- This assessment is really geared for larger programs. You are welcome to take it (just switch your answer to Yes), but please keep that in mind.
For smaller programs, we usually recommend creating a design dialogue with the stakeholders to that you can create the change together. If you wish to give your email address, we will be glad to give you some additional FREE advice on how to deal with your situation.