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Change Readiness Gauge™

The Change Readiness Gauge is an organizational tool designed to assess an organization’s ability to accept and implement change. This instrument helps organizations identify and quantify their ability to react and respond to a rapidly changing environment in challenging times.
The Change Readiness Gauge offers a unique approach to change readiness and can be used in a variety of organization and team situations. It is:

  • Easy to implement
  • A behaviorally-based approach
  • Applicable to teams and all levels of an organization
  • Flexible with the ability to create multiple reports and data views
  • Based on sound research practices and real organizational experiences


Individuals throughout a team or organization provide confidential feedback through an online 40-item survey that takes 15-20 minutes to complete. These items are based on four frames of reference for assessing, planning and implementing change: change awareness, change agility, change reaction and change mechanisms. Composite reports, or data cuts, display aggregated survey data and provide detail for each survey item. Results can be broken down further by creating demographic and custom questions (i.e., by subgroups for departments, locations, etc.)

Assessment administration is managed through. Discovery Learning works with organizations to determine the initial setup and customization. Survey administrators can then conduct the survey on their own time table and produce reports when needed.


The report generated from organizational data represents a powerful visual image on a circumplex platform. It identifies potential barriers to the success of change initiatives while also giving insight into what is working well. It is designed to:

  • Evaluate an organization's preparedness to compete in a changing environment
  • Assess and quantify an organization’s change readiness
  • Align leadership on the most important organizational change issues
  • Develop a shared understanding of change readiness
  • Create benchmarks and measures at the start of a change initiative

The Change Readiness Gauge logo is a trademark of Discovery Learning, Inc.

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