Change Management

Change Management - ibuildcompanies.com by Jeanne Heydecker
Change Management is very challenging to do, especially from the inside, where both emotions and turf can control your decision making which may or may not actually grow your firm in a sustainable manner. Coming from the outside, we can measure and assess dispassionately and create a plan that provides a solid future for your firm.

We get it. Change is hard. The bigger the company, the harder it is to gain the buy-in from the stakeholders who matter in order to implement mission-critical, long term change for better results.

We have developed a five stage program that involves communications with employees from the very beginning of working on the company’s issues. Many of the “high maintenance” employees usually have tried to discuss the issues and may already have thought about solutions. Innovation can come from the boardroom, the janitor, a secretary, anyone working within your business.

“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar, and seemingly secure, in order to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life and in change there is power.”

Alan Cohen

Part of this program can also include a series of high-level business courses:

  • New Business Idea Generation Techniques
  • Conducting Feasibility Studies
  • Techniques for Developing a SWOT Analysis
  • Creating a Financial Forecast
  • Launching a New Firm/Service
  • Performing Profit and Loss Statements
  • Hiring and Structuring Employee Organizational Charts

After the optional courses, teams of four can create a pitch for expanding your products or services, adding new markets or sales channels for existing markets, or streamlining your internal operations to save the company money. Once they pitch their initial ideas and are accept, we work closely with these internal teams to create not only a pitch, but a SWOT, go-to-market execution plan, and a financial forecast.

Once they have created these materials, we continue to work with them to facilitate a “Shark Tank” moment in front of your board or investors who can choose which pitches are worth financing as internal startups testing new business models. We can then continue to mentor these teams as they build out their programs, assist them in their finances and pricing, until they grow out to become a permanent program, division, or separate company that expands your brand and diversifies your organization.


Do you want to outsource this type of work so that you can focus on higher level activities? Subscribe today to learn more about building your business and receive a free PDF “Process Plan for Creating Your Own Innovation Program”. Feel free to email us to learn more about how we can help you grow your business.