Companies Can Now Anticipate Resistance to Change with Free Downloadable Tool

LaMarsh Global makes it possible to identify potential pitfalls before they happen in the Current, Delta and Desired States

Dec 11, 2013, 10:11 ET from LaMarsh Global

CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Identifying and managing resistance to a change initiative is a key secret weapon for any organization about to undergo change. And today, award-winning global change management group, LaMarsh Global (formerly LaMarsh & Associates), releases their new tool - "Anticipate Resistance to Change: Identify Potential Pitfalls before They Happen" – allowing change managers and organizations to do just that and drive business forward. 


"We set this tool up to allow users to quickly assess potential resistance in the Current, Delta and Desired States of change in one or all departments," says Jeanenne LaMarsh, Founder and Director of Consulting Services at LaMarsh Global. "Resistance themes then rise to the top, permitting change managers to plan accordingly with key audience insights, increasing their chances of success from the get-go." 

LaMarsh Global's "Anticipate Resistance to Change" tool equips change managers with a list of top reasons targets of change resist, in order to plan for and manage a successful change initiative.

The tool – available online for download – lists common resistance factors in the Current, Delta and Desired states such as:

  • Don't see a need to change
  • Feel that change is a criticism of performance
  • Have experienced failed or painful change in the past
  • Don't want a heavier workload
  • Fear of unknown outcomes

Users select what they believe are the most common reasons for resistance in each department, tallying responses and identifying potential themes.

Change managers won't want to start their next change initiative without weighing potential points of resistance. Click here to download LaMarsh Global's "Anticipate Resistance to Change" tool.

About LaMarsh Global

LaMarsh Global is a change management pioneer and thought leader serving Fortune 500 organizations for more than 25 years, focusing on providing strategic and tactical change management consulting, learning, certification and executive coaching services using the proven Managed Change™ methodology.

Managed Change™ is a data driven approach and process for project teams, change agents and project sponsors to follow as they navigate through complex changes. The "open architecture" can also enhance and support other methodologies and disciplines. Our approach defines winning solutions for our clients by systematically:

1.      Identifying the people who must change,

2.      Identifying the potential reasons they might resist the change and,

3.      Developing action plans to minimize or eliminate resistance.

LaMarsh Global helps leading organizations mitigate risk associated with resistance and facilitates the acceptance of change at a more rapid pace, increasing the likelihood of delivering expected results, on time and within budget.

LaMarsh Global's mission is to build change management into organizations as a core competency. To that end, it provides both training and consulting services with the end goal of delivering effective change and transferring its own capability into client organizations.

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