Change is not typically a word that excites people.
The most effective way to activate organizational change efforts is to emotionally and intellectually engage your people in the "why", "what" and "how" of the change. When you do that, you set the wheels in motion for executing new strategies successfully.
How Root Helps
Root is not a traditional consulting company in that we tell organizations what they should do. No 150-page PowerPoint decks here, coupled with a mandate of “now go!”
Instead, Root helps leaders take the strategy of “what” and create the “how”.
In this way, Root not only helps leaders and organizations create strategic and culture change, but accelerate the results.
Eight Steps to Making One Giant Leap
The Root Change Process® was (and continues to be) developed over the last 30 very odd years, and has proven itself worthy to over 900 organizations worldwide. Based on the radical-but-shouldn’t-be idea that people are the heart of any company, our process engages them intellectually, emotionally, and logically so they understand the whys, whats, and hows of the change that’s coming their way.
The Root Change Process®
Define Your Future
Build an Organizational Movement
Create Lasting Change
Define your reality
Remove those rose-tinted Ray-Bans and take an unfiltered look at the state of your company, its customers, the competition, and everything else that affects your success. The truth may sting, but it hurts less than failure.
Developing a compelling future state
Don’t be squishy. If you want everyone to understand where you’re going, leadership must create a clear picture of the destination. It helps if you banish buzzwords.
Define and align on strategic critical priorities
What needs to happen and when, and who’s responsible for doing it. You have a leadership team – make sure they’re not only in alignment, but ready to take action and hold one another accountable.
Ensure behaviors and culture support the vision
How are leaders going to walk the walk instead of just talking the often-ignored talk? Actions speak louder than meetings, so make sure everyone adopts the new corporate ethos. And knows what “ethos” means.
Create broader leadership advocacy
Whether by title or talent, success comes easier when you enlist every leader at every level of your organization to help show the way to change.
Get everyone in the game
Your initiative is too critical to tolerate spectators, lookie-loos, or boo-birds. Get everyone giving 110% by appealing to both their hearts and minds with engaging stories of the why, what, and how of the process – and their vital roles within it.
Change that sticks is more than skin-deep. Not only must your policies, procedures, compensation plans, and other structures reflect the new direction, but you must promote the skills among managers and frontline employees that turn new ways of acting into the only ways of acting.
Build strategic skills
No rest for the rockin’. Another round of change is always on the horizon, so equip your leaders, managers, and the front line to tackle it as effectively as possible.
We have helped 76 percent of all Fortune 50 companies. Simply put, we understand the way people work. For change to truly gain traction, we use stories, visuals, metaphors, and immersive experiences. In the end, we transform people by getting them out of their comfort zones and building their own conclusions. This makes it memorable. Purposeful. Fun. And, most importantly, transformative.