The Six Batteries of Change is an evidence-based method for implementing change in organisations. By fuelling six crucial batteries, your organisation will be fully equipped to embrace change processes on every level.
Changing the position or status of an object requires energy. Six Batteries of Change shows managers how to develop transformational competencies by creating a more energized organization capable of dealing with faster and more complex change.Get started
Only if organizations manage to charge all six batteries, they can successfully deal with the continuous change that our Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous VUCA world imposes.
In a VUCA world organisations need to be smart. They have to be well aware of what is going on in their environment (strategy analysis), decide what to focus on (strategy formulation) but at the same time choose wisely how to set up strategic experiments to prepare for disruption (strategic experimentation).Read more
In today’s world people want to be inspired. The most important source of energy to accomplish this is your top team battery. It drives change by setting an inspiring change ambition: senior leaders in your organization need to make sure people feel the heat but also see the light. They need to lead the way through collaboration and role modeling.Read more
The powerful management infrastructure serves as a bridge between the strategy and the many projects that help to implement it. It includes the organisation’s structures, processes and systems that help managers to run the business while building it.Read more
Culture can break or make your change programs. In social environments that are open, collaborative and receptive to new ideas, change is more likely to be successful than in unhealthy environments that are characterized by power distance, silo departments, and inside-out thinking.Read more
Effective change gets things done. Sound process and project management translates strategy into actions that deliver breakthrough operational results and lasting customer benefits.
This battery represents the second biggest challenge for most organisations.
Organisations are made up of people. Asking people to change isn’t always easy. Some will be enthusiastic – many will resist before they embrace the change and the opportunities it brings. Effective change thrives on psychological energy that increases security and drives employee commitment.Read more
The first step of any effective transformation program is identifying how much energy you have in each battery. The online survey, thoroughly filled out by your top and middle management, provides you accurate and critical information about the transformation capabilities of your organisation.
The report presents you an overview of the energy status of all your batteries, but also gives more detailed information on the energy level per battery. It lists the bright spots and the attention points for your change project and provides you with your scores on the most significant energy gainers and drainers.
The goal of this joint project with Vlerick Business School was simple: to develop a breakthrough model for change management that would boost change success, putting an end to the mythical quotes that 70% of change initiatives fail.
To achieve this, Prof. P. De Prins, PhD G. Letens and Prof. K. Verweire combined insights of hundreds of books and academic articles on change management into a model, founded on empirical data from more than 300 different organisations all over the world.
Since 2016, countless managers at various corporations have filled out our questionnaire. Their response has been overwhelming and provided us with unique insight into the current change management processes underway in organisations big and small, in a wide range of industries.