Change management SOLUTION
Make smart, sane change happen during this time of change.
In this period of tumult, do more than react to the changes around you. Guide your organization or your team through intelligent change that will position you for success.
Better Still’s Sane ChangeSM method will help you to advance vital change initiatives, while building internal change capabilities among your leaders and teams. You can make positive change happen now, and become better prepared to make future changes happen—sanely.
The Sane Change method guides you through six logical, sequential steps that support organizational changes large or small, rapid or long term, transformational or transactional. It will make your change smart, humane, and effective, drawing on Better Still’s experience in guiding hundreds of change initiatives, and augmented by Better Still Tools and proprietary support process.
Sane Change: Your pathway to change success in six steps
Three steps prepare you, and three steps propel you.
A smart, considered definition of your change, built on data and stakeholder needs.
Key support and ample, aligned change resources, enlivened by a persuasively communicated vision.
A scripted tactical plan of action, with crisp targets and milestones.
Thoughtfully managed change actions, complete with quick wins, excellent communication, and real-time learning and calibration.
Simple, effective processes to secure the change and orient confidently to the new way of working and being.
When we work with you and your colleagues to advance your change projects through the six steps of Sane Change, you’ll be supported by Better Still’s proprietary support process, which incorporates:
Smart architecture to organize work activities
Wayfinding support so you always know where you are in the process
Motivation-and-reward methods to keep people moving through the change
Relevant information and insight about change, on demand
COMMUNICATION & TEAMWORK PRACTICES
Support for healthy collaboration
Learning and skill-building
all the way through
You’ll also be supported by a number of Better Still Tools as you progress your change, so you and your colleagues can work together as effectively as possible. Here’s a sampler:
How a Sane Change engagement works
Better Still will work with you virtually through your change initiative, including:
Sane Change supports many different types of change needs
EXTERNALLY FACING CHANGES
Repositioning, rebranding, entering
Overhauling back-office processes, restructuring, centralizing or decentralizing operations
Rethinking and redesigning fundamental aspects of your business or culture
Changes constrained to the mechanics of how work gets done
THE SANE CHANGE DIFFERENCE
Sane Change helps organizational leaders and teams to design and implement a successful, human-focused change project from end to end, combining practical, step-by-step guidance with rich insights about organizational change that build your capacities in change-making for years to come.
Its six steps are based on proven methods that have aided organizational change agents in projects of varying sizes and types. Where other models and practices target the top leadership, organizational theorists, or consumers, Sane Change is designed to assist those inside organizations who are closer to the change action and who are directly responsible for a change project’s success.
Putting people at the center of your organizational change
Respect people’s dignity
Encourage people’s participation in the change
Design for all the change phases a person will go through
Nourish people through the process
Harness the power of groups and systems
Remember that change is a journey
“The Sane Change method has a way of calming the nervous systems of those who attempt organizational change, because it offers both wise guidance and a practical roadmap. Those who face a complex change, especially for the first time or on the heels of prior failures, can feel daunted by the task ahead: Where do I start? What if I forget something? In what order should I pursue the activities? What mistakes should I avoid? How can I tackle this assignment while I still manage a day job? Sane Change provides change sanity, by encouraging people to begin at the beginning, to put one step ahead of another, to breathe, and to trust that the later steps are already mapped out for them.”
From our forthcoming book Sane Change: Successful Organizational Change in Six Steps • A Practitioner’s Guide