The why matters. Get clear on the purpose or vision for the change then make sure that's consistently communicated. Nothing drives change like a clear vision!
- As a manager, there are two types…of change you are responsible for.…Changes you initiate.…And changes that you have to support.…They come from your boss, HR, IT…or somewhere else in the organization.…It doesn't matter where the change comes from,…it always needs a vision.…Change vision is an aspirational description…of what the change will achieve.…It clarifies why the change is happening.…What needs to be achieved.…
And provides clear, realistic targets for measuring success.…One of the clearest, boldest change visions…came from President John F. Kennedy…in his man on the moon speech.…He said, "I believe that this nation should commit itself…"to achieving the goal, before this decade is out,…"of landing a man on the moon…"and returning him safely to Earth."…Look closely at the elements of the vision.…
You know exactly whose being asked to commit to the change.…What the change was.…And when it was to be accomplished.…Success is measured not just by getting to the moon.…But by landing a man on the moon…and returning him safely to Earth.…
- Define and describe the change curve.
- Describe how leaders can either facilitate or block successful change.
- Summarize ways to promote resilience during change.
- Explain how to use the power of positive and negative emotions to generate the emotion that creates change.
- Cite the different approaches to using language to manage change.
- Name the best way for a manager to help the team process change.
- Define a change vision.