Kets de Vries Institute

Organizational Transformation and Change Management (including M & A)

Is your organization under-performing? Are your senior teams dysfunctional? Are change efforts failing to deliver? Is your organizational culture limiting your employees’ performance?

In most cases, steady states are temporary and illusory. Nowadays, disruptive, discontinuous change is the rule rather than the exception. In an age of discontinuity, the companies that will survive the coming decades are those that can respond effectively to the changing demands of their environment.

Predictably, as the speed of change increases, change and transformation management has become a fundamental competency for executives, HR managers, and organizational leaders. As an organizational leader, how can you drive the process of change? How can you be most effective as a change agent?

An organization’s ability to resource adequately and deal with the human and social capital issues in transformation processes (including mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring) can make the difference between success and failure. Unfortunately, in many change initiatives, financial and strategic concerns take precedence and people issues are an after-thought. The failure to address people issues undermines many change initiatives.

Whether the change is large or small, the ability to manage it is a critical component of high-performance organizations. KDVI helps organizations prepare for change by managing complex organizational and workforce transitions at both individual and organizational levels. We concentrate on assessing and cultivating cultural compatibility, so that team members can work with common goals and values. Complex change initiatives are challenging and difficult, and culture assessment is an integral part of change planning.