Disruption Readiness

The Disruption Readiness Test© allows you and members of your team to confidentially* self-assess your organization’s readiness to leverage disruption.
Disruption readiness does not just mean you can handle the storm, the unpredictable terrain, the mega wave, or an unexpected adversary. Disruption readiness means you will invent a whole new way of winning. It means activating ideas and people to bring more value than ever expected.

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Individual and group responses will remain unknown to Resilient Futures and will NOT be shared with any other party. When using the DRT to gain the feedback from a group, it is only the group score that is made available to members of the group. Individual responses are only provided to the person completing the DRT.

•  Do you embrace change, encourage risk-taking, and learn from your mistakes?
•  Are you prepared for your primary revenue source to disappear overnight?
•  Do you have the resources, culture and strategy to take advantage of potentially disruptive events or competitors?

Why Take the Disruption Readiness Test?

Described as the ultimate organizational stress test for our times, the DRT is designed to assist c-suite executives, boards, senior managers and company leaders to quickly and confidentially self-assess their organization’s disruption readiness.

The Science Behind the DRT

The DRT is based on the key issues and traits we have identified through our experience of working with corporate and civic organizations. It is supported by the research conducted by RIDG partner Resilient Futures to support the publication of Disrupted: Strategy for Exponential Change, The Disruption Readiness Test and The Disruption Report 2016 – a recent survey of 280 business leaders.

Michelle Royal

CEO and Founder of RIDG

Michelle is a self-made speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur, having been raised in the scaling Subway franchise empire. She has owned her own business for 15 years and has helped her clients get six- to seven-figure returns on their growth, leveraging disruption through applied innovation principles.

She is an innovation expert with 20 years of experience, specializing in using visualization and facilitation to create breakthroughs in state of mind and behavior. She served as the first Innovation Coach for the European Union, is a Senior Fellow at the Alliance for Innovation, and holds a Masters of Business Innovation (MBI) from the Deusto Business School in Bilbao, Spain.

She is an artist, with a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, that brings visual stories together to unlock the creative potential of organizations and individuals.

Michelle has worked throughout North America as well as England, Spain and New Zealand and is proud to call St. Petersburg, FL her home. She has been named a 2016 finalist for the “Business Woman of the Year” award by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and is a member of Leadership St. Pete. In addition, Michelle’s expertise has contributed to over $3,000,000 in funding for local start-up organizations in Florida.


The Disruption Readiness Test gets readers quickly up to speed with disruption, and what it means to actively leverage it. It lays out the insights and research that led to the development of the Disruption Readiness Test, an online tool for self-assessing an organization’s preparedness to leverage disruption. And, critically, it outlines the preparation that readers need to make to benefit from–rather than be blind-sided by–the disruptors that will inevitably transform their organization, industry, and sector.

What People Are Saying About the Book

In this time of exponential change, Disrupted is an essential guide. We can all learn from it – how to make sense of change and how to make better decisions for the future.

Alan M. Webber

Co-founder, Fast Company Magazine

A very insightful read, explaining the very real threats hitting incumbent businesses, the consequences of inaction and equally how to stay ahead of the herd.

Mark Zawacki

Founder 650 Labs, Silicon Valley