Transition Management

It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions (and they aren’t necessarily the same thing). Because whilst change is situational, transition is actually a psychological process – and getting your employees through those two processes is critical if you want to realise sustainable change results.

Now whilst this may sound simple  – it’s not necessarily that easy – because this is really about embedding change in each of the seven elements of human and business performance (yes – the McKinsey 7S Model again).  Basically, this is where the ‘rubber hits the road’ and it requires a very diligent and comprehensive approach.

Solutions for Transition

Our approach to managing transitions is based on a proven three-phase transition model proposed by William Bridges – dealing with endings, managing the neutral zone and new beginnings. The Change Works can help you effectively manage people through these phases with expert services in the following:

  • CHANGE IMPACT & READINESSidentifying human and business transition challenges and opportunities
  • CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENTbuilding the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for sustainable change
  • ORGANISATION ALIGNMENTmechanisms for anchoring desired changes, delivering benefits and results

This set of service offerings are designed to embed the new changes in your organisation – and if not done correctly it’s possible that things will slip back to where they were previously.  And it’s often where inexperienced change practitioners either leave the table or go off to their next consulting gig, leaving you to do the hard yards at this very crucial time.  The Change Works instead remains committed to working with you here and ensuring both individual and organisational changes can be sustained over time – and your desired results are achieved.

Capability for Change

Whilst we believe you can’t outsource accountability for change (actually that’s your role) you could choose to partner someone with a proven track record in leading complex change. Someone who is curious to understand your particular situation. Someone who understands how to balance the ‘art and science’ of change. Someone who is committed to sharing their expertise with you. You could choose the Change Works Consulting Group.

Because we are personally committed to building your capability for change we also offer a set of leading-edge consulting services in process facilitation,  accelerated learning and individual coaching. All of which can be further enhanced with the application of our accelerated solutions toolkit to get you to where you really need to be – and more quickly. Interested?

Please contact us to understand how we can assist you in overcoming the greatest change challenges facing you today.


  • “If anything is certain, it is that change is certain. The world we are planning for today will not exist in this form tomorrow.” PHILIP CROSBY
  • “Traditional thinking is all about ‘what is.’ Future thinking will also need to be about ‘what can be.’ ”EDWARD de BONO
  • “Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it with in the past.”TOM PETERS
  • “You can buy a person's hands but you can't buy his heart. His heart is where his enthusiasm, his loyalty is.”STEPHEN COVEY
  • “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change.”PETER F. DRUCKER
  • “How you go about managing change in organisations is just as important as what you do.”ANONYMOUS

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