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WE ACCELERATE CHANGE

Why are business leaders sick and tired with the quality and pace of change?

Reason # 1 – Poor “Stickiness”

This problem arises when a change is proposed, everyone affected by the change has their own private opinions about the way the change should be implemented. Projects become stuck.

The methods used in trying to fix this problem rely on the usual suspects. Unfortunately, most people will admit, these conventional ways of getting people properly aligned are hopelessly inadequate. 


Reason # 2 – Doesn’t Match the Speed of Business

Conventional methods are slow. They take up endless head hours. They don’t reflect the pace of market forces. 

When you combine this snail-paced process with the lousy follow-through, you get reactions ranging from quiet resignation to outright anger.

Change the way you Change

It’s easier and less risky than you think. By using a clever combination of technology and innovative organizing systems, you can bring about change that sticks faster than most people take to approve an operating budget. In an average timeframe of 4 to 6 weeks, groups of any size, can complete a strategic change.

OLD vs NEW

NEW vs OLD

Accelerated Change vs Conventional Change

Accelerate Change vs Conventional Change

ACCELERATED CHANGE

CONVENTIONAL CHANGE

Fast

Time consuming

Inexpensive

Costly

Virtual. Nobody needs to leave their desk

In-person interactions

Everyone has equal say. A rich more complete dialogue

Input confined to "loudest voices in the room"

Data-driven, non-biased evidence-base decision making

Relies on human judgement - risk of biases

AI enabled technology & automation

Labor intensive

How it works

HOW IT WORKS

It's easier than you think to implement Accelerated Change

It is carried out easily without the usual messiness.

Step 1. Design -  proposed change is mapped out by developing a schematic of all the stakeholder interrelationships, people dynamics and subject areas. This sets in stone a strategy and a complete picture of the ecosystem responsible for bringing The about the change.
 

Step 2.  Dialogue -  Everyone involved is invited to interact with each other and express their opinions through an online, private, anonymous exchange. Think of this as a wholistic interaction structure v’s traditional meetings. This method promotes full and honest expressions of the task at hand and allows for thoughtful disagreement. Technology using Nobel prize winning mathematics is used to calculate where the group is in sync or not and the passion behind their stance. This data eliminates the subjective human interpretations of people’s views and turns them into accurate, reliable facts.
 

Step 3. Resolution - The rich trove of data captured in step 2 greatly streamlines the work involved in formalizing the agreements around getting everyone heading in one direction. This step produces detailed analytics which pinpoint with incredible accuracy where resistance needs to be addressed and illuminates the clear, practical solutions on how to resolve any resistance to change. This means the project can be completed with incredible speed.
 

Typical time commitment of an entire project:

Project Leader– 3 – 4 hrs 
Project Managers – 16 – 20 hrs
Participant – 1- 2hrs

Supports LEAN, Agile, PROSCI, ADKAR, ISO 44001 and others.

Why it works

WHY IT WORKS

Accelerated Change is grounded in science

Here is the source of why accelerated change works:

Thomas Schelling - recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2005, Schelling made significant inroads to understanding like-mindedness. His solved how individuals, despite initial differences, would agree to align their beliefs and behaviors with those around them.

Chris Argyris - renowned Harvard Business School professor, specialized in the field of organizational development. He pioneered action science – a way to understand and improve the dynamics within organizations by stressing the importance of learning and reflection. His impact on leadership development, team dynamics, and organizational change has been profound.

George Day  - turned strategic decision-making processes inside out. Literally. He re-shaped how companies approach change through his research on outside-in thinking. He stresses that businesses must begin change by focusing outward, rather than starting with internal capabilities and past successes. 

Michael Taylor and Timothy Chambers - their insights teach the critical step of building strong, trust-based networks among key stakeholders - employees, leaders, and external partners to garner support, overcome resistance, and foster collaboration. 

These original ideas on change are combined with a powerful AI supported technology called SchellingPoint©. We have adapted this strategic collaboration platform - used in hundreds of projects around the world - to drive our accelerated change work.

Where can it work

WHERE CAN IT WORK

When you want consensus without compromise

You won’t see your vision watered down. Our methodology has the ability to uncover new possibilities. The deep level of analytics to guide the right conversations with the right people in the right way, will illuminate new ideas and generate surprising, exciting solutions. 

Some example situations where accelerated change can work:

Safe Cracking © with our proprietary technique that’s tailored to the creative industry. It ignites momentum for innovation and responsible risk-taking by creating a common dictionary on what great work looks like and the right conditions for creativity.

Navigating the right path forward on new processes, policies or technologies is important to get right.

Mediating differences between internal and external groups can be messy and difficult. We can make it easy.

Innovating to improve the success rate of developing competitive breakthroughs. 

Repair broken systems or recurring problems are often riddled with self-interests dictating the outcomes. We move the, “I think this” to, “We all agree to that”. 

Optimizing for a competitive advantage requires creating a meritocracy of ideas. We can eliminate the barriers of positional hierarchies to drive practical solutions.

Compliance for when the adherence to regulations, policies or processes needs to be streamlined. 

Get in touch

GET IN TOUCH

Marek Lis

Owner/Founder

Marek Lis

Contact us if you are fed up with the quality and pace of change.

We can meet in person to talk about your frustrations in the following cities:

New York
Philadelphia
San Francisco
London
Sydney
Chengdu

Or Zoom from anywhere else in the world.

Working with leaders to change the way they change. 

hello@alchemyinsights.com
+1 917 459 1321
+61 414 254 123

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Here's one project we are proud of

New York State Doula Reimbursement Initiative

Taking an 11 year problem and fixing it in 3 months.


The Problem: For 11 years, New York State Doulas had been advocating for an equitable reimbursement rate through the Medicaid system. Even though there was support, nobody could agree on what the equitable rate should be, and thus the outcome had stalled.

The Solution: Using the accelerated change technique, we aligned the views of everyone in the ecosystem - the practicing doula community together with hospital administrators, health department officials, insurers and legislators on what an equitable Medicaid reimbursement should be and how it should be administered. 

The Result: Project took around 3 months to complete. Revised reimbursement rate was immediately passed in the following NY State budget. An 11 year problem solved in 3 months.

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