Organizational Change

Organizations that change may survive, but organizations that transform thrive. - Nick Candito


The rate of change facing government and commercial organizations is staggering

Supporting And Enabling Effective Organizational Change Is Key To Organizations' Success

Changes can be driven by legislation, new leadership, old structures and processes no longer working, a change in mission/purpose, new systems, an unhealthy culture, or a need to innovate.

At Change Essentials we have spent years supporting and enabling successful organizational change at various government agencies and commercial organizations. Sometimes those changes have been incremental and sometimes they have been radical. We have the right tools backed by years of experience to enable the changes you want or need to make.

Our approach to organizational change is to:

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Get clear on what needs to change and why? Make the business case for change. What is the current readiness of the organization for the change? What resistance do you need to be prepared for? What are your desired outcomes? How will you evaluate the effectiveness of the change?

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One of the keys to successful organizational change is alignment from the top down. Who are the key stakeholders? How aligned are senior leaders around the change? Alignment is critical to ensure consistent messaging, and that the change cascades from the top down effectively throughout the organization.

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 Communication is a change enabler. Effective communication can influence people’s thinking and can shape the organizational narrative of the change story. Targeted communication can help people get on board with the change.

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It is critical to engage the people affected by the change. What are they thinking and feeling? What challenges, interests and concerns do they have that you need to address to minimize resistance and garner their support? Engagement can be done through surveys, interviews, focus or working groups and creating a change advocates/change network.

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Sometimes the hardest part of change is getting it to stick! You’ve undertaken a re org – the org chart has changed but people are still operating the old way. Why? Systems have an innate desire to maintain the status quo/return to homeostasis after a change. Once the change is complete that is when you really have to put your foot to the gas and implement the change using an in-depth implementation plan. We can help you ensure that your strong planning leads to strong execution and your desired results.

Change Essentials has experience leading:

  • Organizational effectiveness assessments
  • Change readiness assessments
  • Culture change initiatives
  • Change management associated with reorganizations, implementing new processes and systems including building implementation plans
  • Serving as the change management SME on larger change management teams
  • Building Change Management Strategy
  • Coaching Senior Executives on Leading Change
  • Aligning Executive Leadership Teams Around Change


What clients say about us
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Sara really dove into us and was able to understand and articulate our issues in a way that we weren’t able to. With minimal information she was able to hold up a mirror for us.

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Strategy/Value Proposition Session Leader

Great job. That was perhaps the best enterprise governance meeting I’ve ever seen. Huge win for the team. THIS is what we’ve worked towards!

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This is how we can help your organization

Strengthening Executive Team Alignment
You’ve got a critical strategic change to implement in your organization. Strategically you know exactly where you want the organization to go and you know what you want to be different. Now you need to get your executive leadership team on board, aligned with the change and committed to making it a reality. How?
Running Cohort-Based Leadership Development Programs
Change Essentials has designed, managed and facilitated highly effective tailored leadership development programs for 10-75 participants in both commercial and federal organizations.
Resilience Programs
Cultivating Resilience® is a highly effective, 4 month virtual, interactive, and research-based development program designed by Change Essentials LLC specifically to strengthen organizational capacity through increased individual resilience.
Developing Teams
Most work these days is being done by teams and yet these same teams are faced with constant changes: members coming and going; limited resources; changing goals and deadlines; not being co-located; organizational restructuring etc.
Providing Individual (1:1) Coaching Services
Sometimes we have to change because the pain of the status quo has become too much for us to bear. Sometimes we have to change to survive. Sometimes we want to change because we are bored of the status quo and want to build our capacity and grow.
Employee Engagement
Strengthening your employees’ engagement is a significant performance enabler. More engaged employees tend to be more productive and willing to go above and beyond. Engaging employees in change is an effective way to increase buy-in and commitment, and ensure the change is done right from their perspective.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)
Change Essentials is committed to creating work environments where individuals and teams of all backgrounds can engage, succeed and thrive. We help people strengthen their awareness about diversity, equity and inclusion through designing and facilitating powerful awareness and skill building programs.
IT Assessment
IT Assessment is a participative 3-month program designed by Change Essentials to baseline the current organizational state, gain employee insights, and collaboratively prioritize IT roadmap.
Strategic Portfolio, Program, and Project Management
Need help implementing Strategic Portfolio Management or Program Management? Your organization has implemented Portfolio or Program Management, but there is growing concern regarding the effectiveness and the value proposition.

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We provide highly experienced quality support to senior executives driving changes in their organizations so that they can get the results they want.

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