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Change Management Elevator Speeches

There are many people you may have discussions with regarding change management. To be effective, each of these different conversations must be meaningful to the person you are speaking with. The conversation about change management and why it is important is very different if you are talking to a CEO, frontline manager, communication specialist or project manager.

Change vs Change Management

Change and change management. On the surface, these terms may seem interchangeable. However, there is a significant and important difference between change and change management. When there is no clear delineation, the result is confusion and lack of clarity on what is needed to move an initiative forward. The better we can separately define and address change and change management, the better position we will be in as change management practitioners with a clearer scope and shared sense of direction and purpose.

Checklist for Your Change Management Approach

How do you know if your change management approach is set up to succeed? Using the Prosci change management methodology as a foundation, we’ve created an easy-to-use Checklist for Your Change Management Approach you can use on your initiatives and changes. In this checklist, you will examine these elements of your change management strategy:

5 Questions to Ask to Get Buy-In for Change Management

“Priority is the function of context,” says Stephen Covey. So how do you position the value of change management in the right context so that it gets the priority it needs?

Think about what you describe when you make the case for change management. How is change management viewed by your project leaders? Is it seen as an optional add-on rather than a vital contributor to the project’s success? Do you spend the conversation talking about change management activities, like communication and training, or do you focus on change management’s contribution to overall project results and outcomes?

Change Management in Project Management Speak

In brief: you can build greater buy-in and understanding of change management with project managers and project teams if you speak their language.

The Role of Managers in Change Management

In study after study, Prosci has seen a common denominator to successfully transitioning individuals through change. This common thread is a person who plays a vital role in change, and has great influence over an individual employee changing.

What Is Enterprise Change Management?

Many organizations are pursuing the application of change management on specific projects and initiatives. The most innovative organizations, however, are looking beyond project-by-project application and asking: how can we develop an enterprise-wide change management capability? Since 2005, Prosci has undertaken research and development to address this question. The result is Prosci’s research, tools and offerings for Enterprise Change Management (ECM). First, let’s get clear on what ECM means:

When Should You Use a Change Management Readiness Assessment?

Change management assessments are commonly touted by consultants as a key step in the change management process. Are they necessary? What is the value of these assessments and when should they be used?

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