The Adizes methodology was developed by Dr Ichak Adizes over a period of 35 years and has been successfully used to transform thousands of organizations throughout the world. Dr Ichak Adizes is one of the world's leading authorities in change management and the creator of a unique methodology for companies to improve financial performance, attract and retain exceptional talent, build and sustain competitive advantage, and become the champion of its market.
The key components of Adizes methodology are:
- an original concept of the corporate lifecycle,
- an original managerial typology, and
- an equally original and effective approach to leading and managing change.
The Adizes corporate lifecycle approach is based on the fundamental truth that all organizations have a lifecycle, like any living organism. During this lifecycle, as organizations grow and develop, they undergo very predictable and repetitive patterns of behavior.
At each new stage of development an organization is faced with a unique set of challenges. Addressing these challenges in order to manage a healthy transition from one stage to the next has a significant impact on the success of the organization. Leading an organization through lifecycle transitions is neither easy, nor obvious. The same methods that produce success in one stage can create failure in the next. Fundamental changes in leadership and management are all required, with an approach that delicately balances the amount of control and flexibility needed for each stage.
Leading an organization through lifecycle transitions is neither easy, nor obvious. The same methods that produce success in one stage can create failure in the next. Fundamental changes in leadership and management are all required, with an approach that delicately balances the amount of control and flexibility needed for each stage. We are here to lead you in making the right transitions created with the active participation, understanding and support of the managers who implement them.
The Adizes Methodology has eleven phases, and Adizes Associates implement one or more phases, as part of a systematic approach designed to help a client accelerate their transition from one lifecycle phase to the next, on their path to Prime. The sequence, depth of delivery and duration of each phase is customized to meet the needs of each client.
The Adizes Program for reaching Prime has the following steps:
- Conduct an organizational diagnosis
- Form teams
- Train integrators
- Define your company's mission
- Create structure that follows mission
- Test the new structure
- Enlist company-wide involvement
- Set goals and budgets
- Develop a long-term strategic plan
- Infuse every organizational function with the Adizes methodology
- Design reward systems.