The three Change Matrix partners blend backgrounds and experience in law, psychology, and public health that determined our four focus areas – Health Disparities and Equity, Public Health Approach to Mental Health, Leading in Complex Environments, and Collaboration and Conflict. We infuse cultural and linguistic competence, youth and family engagement, and evaluation into all of the work that we do.
Three organizations created a partnership to apply for a grant. During the creative, dream process of putting together the application, they worked well together. So well, in fact, that it did not occur to them that one day they might disagree with one another. When conflict occurred, the Collaboration LAB partners were asked to provide a conflict engagement process.
When individuals in a group are in conflict, both group and individual behaviors can indicate that the conflict is becoming a barrier to progress. The Collaboration Lab works with groups to identify the presence of conflict and whether a conflict engagement process is needed.
We live in a world of increasing complexity, dynamic change and decreasing resources. Our organizations, systems, and communities have to do more with less and are more dependent on each other. In order to address these complex issues and constantly evolve, an innovative and collective approach to change is required.
At Change Matrix, we have divided the change process into three distinct parts to organize our work – Motivating Change, Managing Change, and Measuring Change. We offer specific services to address clients’ needs around motivating, managing, and measuring change within their communities, organizations, and/or systems.