Cirrus Change Readiness was created by a Starkweather Association Services team of change practitioners, innovators and technical geeks who wanted to deliver better outcomes to clients who were adopting new technology.
We are a team of research nerds who continue to look for ways to improve the change experience, deliver more value and share the practices that make change easier. We curate both the theory and pragmatics behind best practices, so organizations are ready when it’s time to shake things up and move into the future.
We started by asking: Why do so many change projects wobble, even when using trained change practitioners?
Change is hard. Everyone knows that. But we found that something was missing from other change systems. The metrics to drive action were limited. After running hundreds of technical adoption projects and using change management principles and applied psychology, we understood how to ask questions to effectively impact change. We also developed a tool to not only deliver the risk results, but to provide specific actions to mitigate that risk.
Our goal is to keep organizations on track when they go through a technology adoption.
When we were running technology adoptions in Starkweather Association Services, we ran into organizations that were on their second or third system in six years. People didn’t understand how a wobbly change with poor buy-in and inadequate training created increasing technical debt.
Organizations wasted resources because they didn’t understand the key-drivers to successful technical adoptions. We felt like we were talking to people who continued to look for another new car, rather than a map with directions to their destination. We wanted to stop the cycle of waste and help organizations move forward.
We love hearing our clients say, “I really wish I had known about you years ago,” or “This has made such a difference in our organization.”