Time For Change
Well, spring is certainly here, and with Easter rapidly approaching, we thought that this would be a suitable time to write an article about change.
Here at Ordered, we have been spending some time thinking about what it is that causes people, businesses and organisations to seek, and thereafter to implement, change. This was brought about following discussions with local small and medium sized businesses who are considering embarking upon implementing administrative change with a view to increasing productivity, through updating various internal procedures.
What is it, we asked ourselves, that triggers off the desire for such change, and can we help people to more quickly recognise the potential return on investment, both in terms of time and cost, in order to assist them in embarking on their own journey towards change?
After some web browsing, we came across an interesting formula, which you may already be familiar with, but we thought that we would share it with you / remind you of it, namely the ‘Formula for Change’.
Formula for Change
First created by Davis Gleicher and Richard Beckhard, and thereafter further developed and simplified by Kathleen Dannemiller, the formula is simple: ‘D x V x F > R’.
‘D’ = dissatisfaction with how things are now
‘V’ = vision of what is possible
‘F’ = the first, concrete steps that can be taken towards the vision
‘R’ = resistance
So, as David Hieatt states in his excellent book ‘Do Purpose’, if the product of D, V and F is greater than the resistance, then change is possible. On the other hand, if the product of D, V and F is low, it will not be capable of overcoming the resistance.
Many of us will be aware that things can be improved, and in many cases will also be conscious of how such improvements might be implemented – the question is then what weight does the resistance to change carry?
Our Three Step Approach
We firmly believe that administrative order increases productivity, both on a personal level and in a business environment. We can help you achieve such order, through our three step approach to document and data management:
Step 1 is a Conversation – this is a free of charge, no-obligation, initial telephone consultation, where we can discuss your current situation, and make preliminary recommendations for the management of your documentation and information.
Step 2 is a Consultation – this is a free of charge one hour consultation, including an initial review of your current processes, and advice regarding how revised document management procedures can increase your productivity. We can also provide general advice regarding regulatory matters, such as data protection.
Step 3 is Organisation – during this stage we can create, index, categorise and organise your IT and paper based document management systems, including putting into effect new systems and procedures, ensuring that your productivity is maximised. We can also provide advice regarding regulatory matters, such as data protection requirements.
If we can be of any assistance to you, do please contact us for your free Conversation and Consultation, and then we can get you Ordered!