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The Adizes Methodology

"The Adizes Methodology… has been a major contributor to our success. In the ten years that we have worked with Adizes, our capitalization has grown from $261 million to $3.5 billion, making us one of the largest corporations of the continent."
Ricardo B. Salinas, Chairman & CEO,
Grupo Salinas
The Adizes Methodology is a proprietary, structured system for accelerating organizational change that was developed by Dr. Ichak Adizes, and has been applied by the Licensees of the Adizes Institute since 1975.

At its foundation is the fundamental working principle that all organizations-like living organisms-have a lifecycle and exhibit predictable and repetitive patterns of behavior as they grow and age. At each new stage of development, every organization is faced with a unique set of challenges. How well or poorly these issues are addressed and necessary changes made determines the success or failure of that organization.

Leading an organization
through lifecycle transitions is neither easy nor obvious. Methods that produce success in one stage can create failure in the next. Fundamental changes in leadership and management are required, and solutions are created with the active participation, understanding and support of the managers who implement them.

The methodology is delivered
by Adizes Certified Associates who have gone through a rigorous training and certification process.  Adizes Associates are not conventional management consultants who write reports and make recommendations. Nor are they organizational development trainers or facilitators. Instead, they are change management experts who work side-by-side with clients to develop and implement needed changes. We provide comprehensive long-term support to our clients, tailoring the diversity and duration of our services to meet their specific needs.

When practicing the Methodology, Adizes Associates implement one or more of 11 different phases. These phases are a systematic approach designed to help a client accelerate their development from one Lifecycle phase to the next, on their path to Prime. The sequence, depth of delivery and duration of each phase are customized to meet the special needs of each client.  Click on the link at left for a summary of the 11 Phases of the Adizes Methodology

The 11 Phases of the Adizes Methodology

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