Change Management
Change Management

Whether planned or unforeseen, change is a constant in business. However, as creatures of habit, many people prefer, even cling to, the status quo. Change is usually disruptive, viewed with fear or suspicion. Are your organization′s change management processes secretive or transparent? Inclusive or divisive? What are you doing to protect productivity and profitability during the periods of ambiguity that are an inherent part of organizational growth and development?

It is only when employees feel that their voices are heard that they can they learn to accept the confusion characteristic of significant organizational change. With a deep understanding of both business and interpersonal variables, Harness & Associates will quickly identify and address resistance in your organization - the stumbling block on the road to change. Your employees will learn not only the beliefs and behaviors that impede progress during periods of change, but the strategies needed to align in a meaningful manner with the vision behind the change.

"Christine Harness is an excellent corporate coach, helping her clients move toward sustainable, professional goals. She has particular talent in discerning individuals' specific growth opportunities, and is skilled at encouraging people to take the initiative in their development. She quickly gains the trust of both the employee and management, and is transparent and honest in her communication to both. She is also highly skilled in determining areas of limitation and will candidly help the employee ascertain realistic assessments of themselves and their potential.

She uses the same techniques in her programs. Christine successfully orchestrated our entire department's transition to a new structure with minimal disruption of productivity. Her change management program supports teams and individuals as they move through the cumbersome and often difficult maze of emotional readiness to accept change. She guides employees through sustained periods of uncertainty by helping them reframe the situation, embrace new processes and become comfortable with the ambiguity that is characteristic of significant change. Her thorough understanding of the dynamics of change and human behavior was invaluable. As such, I would not hesitate to recommend Christine for any of your human capital needs."

~Beth Kavelaris, Senior Vice President, Robert W. Baird & Co.