27 chapter 1 • AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SIX BATTERIES OF CHANGE change effectiveness criteria, they may not be fully satisfied with the performance on some of the other criteria. Executives do report, however, that charging the batteries of change is correlated significantly with change success. The higher the number of batteries charged, the more likely executives are to rate the transformation a success. NUMBER OF BATTERIES CHARGED NUMBER OF OBSERVATIONS % OF RESPONDENTS REPORTING ‘MODERATE SUCCESS’ % OF RESPONDENTS REPORTING ‘GREAT SUCCESS’ 0-2 43 30 0 3-4 29 69 7 5-6 39 95 26 Figure 5 • Number of batteries charged and change success How to read this book? The following six chapters are dedicated to each of the six change batteries and aim at understanding the energy status of each battery. The chapters also offer recommendations on how to charge each change battery. You might want to con- sider spending more time on the chapter that details the battery of most concern in your organization. Note that we will discuss the batteries from left to right, al- ternating rational with emotional batteries. We emphasize that this sequence is not our recipe for successful change, but resembles a top-down approach that many readers will be familiar with. Each of the battery chapters includes a quick scan that allows assessing your energy level in this particular battery. The main pur- pose of these chapters is therefore twofold: first, to provide you with a quick en- ergy health check of your organization, and secondly to inspire you with ideas to recharge the various batteries. The final three chapters discuss what to do next. Chapter 8 describes the compo- nents of a good organizational energy analysis. It examines why it is important