The New Science of Personal Success
Everyone knows an organization can’t improve unless its people do. And people don’t change unless they are willing and able to do so. A recent VitalSmarts study shows, for example, that while 97 percent of employees struggle with some career-limiting habit, fewer than one in five succeed at changing it.i This statistic becomes all the more startling when you consider that 87 percent of employees report they’ve been unable to change in spite of the fact that their change challenge cost them a substantial amount of money in lost pay increases.ii
Change Anything is a breakthrough application of powerful social science skills to equip everyone with the ability to succeed at self-directed change. Change Anything skills help employees and leaders take charge of their own change in ways that lead to greater engagement, performance, health, and personal happiness.
Change Anything training is a classroom course that teaches you to recognize the personal, social, and environmental forces of influence currently working against you—and then turn them in your favor. By doing so, you become more engaged and productive, and ten times more likely to solve complex problems.
The benefits of this breakthrough training approach carry far beyond performance improvement. When you have the skills and support needed to succeed at self-directed change, you become substantially more effective at:
- Performance Management : Research shows 70 percent of employees who are aware their boss is unhappy with their performance can’t tell you what they are doing wrong or how they will change. On the other hand, employees equipped with the skills to change career-limiting habits are 10 times more likely to turn performance gaps into meaningful change.
- Corporate Wellness : The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts a $3,391 price tag on each employee who smokes: $1,760 in lost productivity and $1,623 in excess medical expenses. Companies that teach employees to achieve greater personal health substantially reduce healthcare costs while increasing the well-being of their workforce.
- Change Management : Few organizations can successfully drive rapid, comprehensive change—even when the organization finds itself on a burning platform. While leaders might understand the recipe for change, they struggle to get their people to adopt the required behaviors. As a result, one initiative after another fails. On the other hand, leaders who enable employees with the skills to direct their own behavior are ten times more likely to influence system-wide change.
Change Anything Workshops
The Change Anything workshop teaches a step-by-step approach for changing the behavior of individuals:
- Escape the willpower trap.
- Be the scientist and the subject.
- Identify clear, measurable, time-bound results.
- Create vital behaviors.
- See all six sources.
Through hands-on exercises and video case studies of successful “changers,” Change Anything will teach you how to:
- Diagnose what’s keeping you stuck in the status quo.
- Create change plans that lead to desirable and lasting results.
- Translate performance feedback into action.
- Use six sources of influence to make individual change inevitable.
The change model taught in Change Anything training can be used by any individual struggling to change a bad habit or looking to improve performance. You will leave with a systematic process for changing your behavior, and experience new levels of productivity, engagement, and success.
i VitalSmarts, Career-Limiting Habits study , May 2011.
ii Change Anything Labs, Lake Wobegon at Work survey, February 2010
Change Anything Workshop Resources
|Course Participant Resource Links||Manager Resource Links|
|Change Anything Agenda, Course Materials||Change Anything Agenda, Course Materials|
|Change Anything Impact Map||Change Anything Impact Map|
|Advantage Way Learner's Guide||Advantage Way Manager's Guide|
|Participant Preparation Sheet (Print, Editable)||Survey of Potential Obstacles to Application of Learning|
|Performance Obstacles and Suggested Manager Actions|