Why Organizational Readiness Assessments are Important
What is an organizational readiness assessment?
It is an official measurement of the preparedness of your company to undergo a major change or take on a huge new project. You don’t want to jump into a big change or project without knowing if your company has the resources to accomplish it effectively. Conducting an organizational readiness assessment gives you the knowledge and assurance that your company’s proposed endeavor will be successful if you decide to go ahead and do it. It can also save your company’s reputation by allowing you to avoid a potentially high profile failure for engaging in a project you were not ready to complete.
This type of assessment also gives your gives your company the ability to address any potential issues before they become big problems as you move forward on the proposed project. This is important because it will save your company time and money, and even improve the profitability of the change, if the change is a project you are taking on for a client. In addition, the organizational readiness assessment allows you to address the details of the change with your employees to determine if they are ready for such change, and have the ability and resources they need to do their part in it. This is another way that doing the assessment is a smart move. Being kept in the loop and engaged with what the company is doing will make your employees feel more valued, which will increase their personal investment in the proposed change or project, and motivate them to want to do their part in it well.
An organizational readiness assessment is a checklist that is usually custom made based on the current situation at your company and the parameters and requirements of the change or project you intend to pursue. A third party auditing company like I.S. Partners, LLC is the best choice to create an organizational readiness assessment for you. A third party will be able to look at your company and your proposed project objectively, without the attachment to it that you and your employees will have, and that could get in the way of a realistic assessment. Your auditor will look at your company’s resources, and the needs of the project, and use this information to prepare a custom checklist for you. Your auditor will even conduct the assessment for you, using the checklist they prepared, and give you a detailed report of their findings, and will consult with you on those findings and their recommendations based on them.
What Can a Readiness Assessment Do For Your Business
Good readiness assessment means having good organizational program and project readiness. These are the precursors of improvement of quality, and are achieved when your company feels like it is ready to make a big change, alter the current way you do things, restructure the business, or take on a large and important new project for a client. The first sign of organizational readiness is your company’s willingness to alter your current practices to be more compatible with the needs of the change or project you are proposing.
Your professionally prepared organizational readiness assessment will pinpoint your available company resources, the characteristics of your employees, and areas in which your company needs to improve in order to take on the change or project and make it a success. The results of the organizational assessment will give you the additional benefit of identifying the strengths of your organization, most particularly the things that will be the strongest assets for you in your proposed change.
Finally, your organizational readiness assessment will allow you to know whether your organization meets the requirements to even consider the change or project you have in mind. If you don’t have the requirements now, the assessment will let you know what you need to acquire and any changes you need to make or training you need to do in order to make the proposed project a successful one that your company actually can accomplish, and accomplish brilliantly.
If your company is considering making a big change to its structure or the way it does business, or is trying to determine whether a proposed new project from a client is something it can actually take on, an organizational readiness assessment will be an invaluable tool for you. I.S. Partners, LLC will come to your company and create a custom organizational readiness assessment checklist for you, then consult with you on the results and what they mean. They will even advise you on what you need to do to make your company ready if it is determined to not be when the assessment is done. Your company has goals to become better, more profitable, and/or better known. Taking on big changes and projects can make this happen for you. An organizational readiness assessment by I.S. Partners, LLC will be instrumental in getting your company there. Give us a call at 215-675-1400 or request a quote here!