What if you built the best possible information tools for your organization…

and no one used them? What if you streamlined your processes and optimized your workforce — and but no one knew how to follow them?  What if your information management policies didn’t fit with your corporate culture – and were ignored?

These aren’t hypothetical scenarios. They are very real outcomes for businesses without a sustained and intentional approach to managing change.

Our Prosci® -certified consultants use strategic communication, training, and influence to yield better results for the people leading and experiencing change. Throughout implementation and beyond, our methods guide your people to a new and better way of working, maximizing adoption across the organization.

WITH SO MUCH AT STAKE

Our ADKAR®-enabled change management consulting approach infuses every aspect of your program’s development, from design, to configuration and implementation, through final deployment and maintenance.

Change Readiness and Impact Assessment

Because a “one-size-fits-all” approach is not effective, our practitioners identify change characteristics, assess your organization for cultural readiness, and evaluate the impact.

Communications Strategy and Messaging

All change begins with an awareness or the need to do something different – our approach to developing targeted messages, identifying communication channels, and defining the timing of key messages all support and build on that awareness journey.

Organizational Design

Whether you are designing a new function, or looking to optimize the processes with the staff you have, our experts can help you design your organization to align that structure with your business priorities and mission.

Stakeholder Engagement and Resistance Management

Our experts identify specific tactics to engage stakeholders and specific areas where resistance is expected, then put plans in place to manage that resistance.

Training Strategy, Course Design, Development and Delivery

Our approach to a holistic training program provides the foundation for building knowledge about the change, and the desired skills to succeed in the future.

Implementation Support and Reinforcement

Because people have a natural tendency to return to old habits, we help you achieve actual results of realized change through the often-neglected steps of support and reinforcement.

Change Management Strategy and Planning

A well thought out strategy and execution plan considers the culture, size and impact of what’s changing, and tools to enable management to support and sponsor behavior change.

Executive and Line Management Coaching

We prepare leaders to build support and manage resistance to change initiatives through targeted coaching plans and communications designed to facilitate cohesive cascading messaging.

THE RESULTS

Our clients enjoy decreased costs, improved return on technology and program investment, and a strong probability of success.

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Why do I need to manage change?

YOU ASKED:

As a matter of the bottom line.  The return on investment you earn on your project or initiative is directly tied to the number of people who successfully adopt the change.  A clearly defined change management plan will help increase the chances that employees will successfully make the transition to the new way of doing business.

  • Reduce project risk
  • Improve adoption and project success rates
  • Minimize disruption
  • Manage Resistance

Business Challenge:

Global Information Management Awareness and Training

With over 25,000 employees and operations in 40 countries, this engineering, procurement, and construction company works in multiple markets worldwide. In order to keep pace with rapidly expanding operations, the client decided to pursue multiple, parallel initiatives, including the implementation of a robust knowledge and content management awareness campaign.

Business Challenge:

User-Centered Design Paves The Way for
Adoption and Compliance

Users had difficulty finding information in this client’s records management system. Which records were and were not available in the system was unknown. Most users did not trust the system, and relied on copies they kept in paper files, shared drives, or hard drives.

Business Challenge:

Organization Design Drives Enhanced
Operations

After having recently spun off from a parent company, IT operations for this E&P company required a rigorous examination of how it could best support business operations as a more nimble independent oil and gas producer. The change in ownership left employees wary of plans for the future.

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Our team of experts:

Simon
Holcroft

Simon is a Principal Consultant with Access Sciences with over 15 years of experience.  His background includes library services, and leading organizational change. Simon has extensive expertise developing and delivering change strategies, communications, training strategies, stakeholder engagement, and systems configuration. He has a particular passion for learning what makes each client unique and tailoring solutions that fit their needs.

Yvette Clark

Our team of experts:

Yvette
Clark

Yvette has over 25 years of experience in the areas of change management, recruiting, resource management, organization design and development, communication planning and delivery, performance support, marketing, employee engagement, knowledge management, and training design and delivery. She has worked in various industries including oil and gas, state and local government, education, business consulting, and non-profit.

SOLVING YOUR BUSINESS CHALLENGES

Each organization has unique challenges and opportunities. Let’s talk about yours.