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Change Management

The objective of business transformation and Change Management is to assess the team or organization’s existing state of health and then to plan, communicate, and implement improvements and/or whole new approaches to optimize results. Because their priority is to focus on core business operations.

Most businesses and their internal management teams are not able to bring together the time, focus, and skill set to assess and implement effective change or digital transformation. Effective change management requires focus. It takes a comprehensive understanding of how change happens and deep experience. It takes time, leadership, business, and communications that are integrated and implemented to have change become part of the culture.

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Change happens best — When they think it was their idea

Change takes a lot of planning and communication. To start, we do a change Readiness Assessment Evaluating & Learning (REAL) to surface and communicate the factors that will make any change a success. We then design a customized plan of action for going through the transition that will work best for your organization.

"When you’re trying to shift mindsets over skill sets, it’s not about how do you assemble teams and how do you get to a solution, but how do you ultimately sell your vision and how do you get people enthusiastically believing in that vision?”Amit Shah, President of 1-800-Flowers

Each organization, and the teams inside it, are unique and so the scope of transformation will be different for each company’s specific needs.  Even as all people share a critical dependence on similar organic functions such as circulatory and nervous systems but every individual is unique – so it is with businesses and their underlying systems and team dynamics.  Workforce requirements and expectations have changed.  Success is truly tied to clarity, competency, and the shifting dynamics of decision authority and information flows.

Experience in the complex stakeholder interplay that is required for change and a "roll-up your sleeves" approach will drive your high-priority projects to successful completion. So too will our expertise in mentoring your people through the process of adopting new ways of working.

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Why are we confident that we can help?  Because we’ve been there. Done that.

 

Aaron Schmookler - Matters. Group, VP Change and Digital Transformation

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Aaron Schmookler leads our Change and Digital Transformation Practices and works with business leaders who believe that their people are their greatest asset to navigate the evolving change we’ve all been facing in recent years. He provides an environment where leaders and their teams can see their own values and identities clearly, so as they change, the company becomes more completely itself. Aaron rolls up his sleeves with them to build structures, habits, and mindsets that support an enduring collaboration culture so their companies profit and attract top talent, and so their people find fulfillment and reasons to stay.

While his career appears anything but linear — ranging from outdoor leadership to corporate contributor to theatre director and co-founded The Yes Works that developed the Adeptability Model of collaboration and leadership training - one thread ties everything together. For over 20 years, Aaron has been striving to help people and companies find their own intrinsic motivation, their capacity to innovate, collaborate, and the fulfillment that comes from harnessing the creative impulse in us all to serve others.

Aaron serves clients across the country and across industries including Microsoft, MOD Pizza, DiscoverOrg, Burkhart Dental Supply, SOG Knives, 9th Gear, and Textainer to make work good for people and people good for work.

“Every team has genius at work.  Only the best encourage and inspire the genius to emerge.”

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