PEOPLE AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Only when there is synergy between people and their work environment can they be truly effective. There are two challenges:
The work environment must enable people to produce their best, and
The work environment must transform people's best efforts into results that the organisation wants.
While important at all times, the two elements take added significance in periods of change and transformation. Synergy must be created between people and their work environment.
We can help you create or improve this synergy.
HOW IS THE SITUATION IN YOUR ORGANISATION OR TEAM?
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Change readiness is the foundation for the successful execution of change. It can bring new opportunities to life.
Change is like growing a new tree or new crop. Change readiness refers to the quality of the soil in which the plant grows. No matter how good the care, the new plant will not thrive if the soil is poor. At the organisational level, no matter how much effort is put into a change activity, if the pre-conditions are not favourable, then success is far from assured and effort may be wasted.
The best approach is to check the quality of the soil before planting so that the new growth has the best chance of success. If the soil is poor, then it is best to take active measures to improve it before planting. It is the same with organisations, good soil corresponds to high change readiness. It needs to be at the right level for change to succeed.
Nxx-Minds measures change readiness and identifies and enhances aspects that need improving. When this is done, the team or organisation can embark on change with a heightened degree of confidence that will bring new opportunities to life.
HOW IS CHANGE READINESS IN YOUR ORGANISATION OR TEAM? IS YOUR CHANGE PROGRAM FACING CHALLENGES?
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AGENCY, ESTEEM AND GROWTH
The science and practice of human motivation inform us that several elements play a key role:
Agency refers to the capacity of a person to act and make choices. In our context, agency refers to what the organisation does to allow employees to act and make choices within the limits of their jobs.
Esteem and growth:
Maslow's theory of human motivation informs us that, once basic needs are met, the higher needs that humans seek to satisfy are:
Esteem: self-esteem, confidence, achievement, respect of others and by others.
Self-actualisation: morality, creativity, problem solving, growth.
An organisation addressing the human needs listed above will have more motivated employees than one that doesn't. And motivation opens the door to important possibilities in relation to change, transformation, engagement and performance.
We measure a range of indicators to produce a detailed picture of agency, esteem and growth.
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Transformation mindset operates at two levels: The personal and the collective (team and whole organisation).
At the personal level, the transformation mindset depends on agency, intrinsic motivation, wellbeing, self-actualisation, willingness to engage, rewards and recognition, and all the elements of the work environment that impact on the above.
At the collective level, it depends on purpose and clarity of corporate objectives, leadership, values, culture, communication, rewards alignment, resources, collaboration, external and stakeholder focus, flexibility, change readiness, collective, wellbeing and others.
Creating and maintaining a transformation mindset is a complex endeavour that requires a holistic view of the organisation and its teams, with a process to understand employee motivation and to manage change at all levels.
Our holistic approach to organisations encompassing people, work environment and systems produces a clear perspective on the transformation mindset.
DO YOU KNOW THE TRANSFORMATION MINDSET IN YOUR ORGANISATION OR TEAM?
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Transformation fitness refers to the capability for transformation that exists in your organisation and teams. It is an essential capability that organisations need to possess if they are to thrive in the current and future environments, and seize and create new opportunities.
Transformation fitness is a combination of multiple factors:
The quality of the interaction and synergy between people and their work environment.
The change readiness of the organisation and its teams.
The support given by the organisation to the development of the employees at all levels through agency, wellbeing, esteem and growth.
The fostering of a development mindset at the personal and collective levels.
In short it is the result of the policies and initiatives taken by management to address the elements mentioned earlier.
Transformation fitness - for best results - needs to be measured before change and transformation is initiated, and it also needs to be tracked during implementation to ensure it is not being degraded.
HOW GOOD IS TRANSFORMATION FITNESS IN YOUR ORGANISATION AND TEAMS? DOES IT NEED IMPROVING?
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Resilience is the application of change and transformation fitness to see challenges as opportunities and to adapt, evolve, transform, pivot, restructure, bounce back, build back better.
In a nutshell, it is the application of change and transformation fitness to remain relevant and successful and grow under whatever circumstances the global environment and the future throws at the organisation.
Resilience depends on a high level of transformation fitness in the organisation coupled with a clear purpose and clear goals that can inspire the employees at all levels.
A further element essential to resilience - one we measure with a range of indicators - is the ability to execute successfully at the team and organisational levels.
IS YOUR ORGANISATION RESILIENT?
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE?
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OUR CHANGE METHODOLOGY
OUR CHANGE METHODOLOGY
Know strengths and
Identify and prioritise change
Implement change and secure rewards
Find out what is holding your people back
Decide what to change to increase value creation
Create new strengths, new capability and new results
Our methodology is holistic - based on Systems Thinking - making it possible to capture the different relationships and linkages that affect change and transformation fitness.
At the implementation stage, Agile Thinking guides leaders and teams towards their goal in measurable steps that always relate to stakeholders and deliver value.
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