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Success Story: Utility Leverages Early Wins to Foster Enterprise-Wide Results

Florida Power & Light is the third largest utility in the Unites States, providing over 10 million people in the State of Florida with electricity at some of the lowest rates in the country. The 8,000 employees of FPL pride themselves on providing trusted, reliable service through innovation and sustainability.

A Case Study in Building Change Capability: Florida Power & Light Webinar Recap

How do you generate the most questions EVER in response to a Prosci Webinar? The answer: invite a client to tell the story of how they successfully built an organizational change capability.

Connecting Change Management to Business Results: Future States Exercise

The idea of change occurring in three distinct phases is found in most change management literature, dating back to the cultural anthropologist Arnold van Gennep who studied rites of passage in cultures around the globe in the early 20th century. From Kurt Lewin to William Bridges, Richard Beckhard to Daryl Conner, Jeanenne LaMarsh to Prosci, the explanation of change as a movement (Transition) from how we had done things (Current) to a new way of doing things (Future) is prominent. Even many systems used to develop technical solutions are based on the delta between an "as is" (the Current State) and a "to be" (the Future State).

Connecting Change to Business Results: the 4 P's Exercise

How do you introduce change management to the stakeholders of a project you are supporting? Below is the Project-Purpose-Particulars-People exercise for helping an audience see the connection between change management and achieving business and project results.

Research Study Launch: Change Management and Agile

Imagine that you, an experienced change management practitioner, are assigned a new change initiative to manage. You attend your first meeting with the project team ready to plan out the course of the project from now through go-live and beyond. However, you find out that they have only planned out the first two weeks of work! More shockingly, the project plan calls for only addressing work in these two week ‘sprint’ cycles. What do you do?

Change Management in 10 Minutes

Want to know how to engage your sponsors and increase their change management awareness? The below 10-minute overview of change management for executives provides the what, why, and how of change management. Use this overview to help sponsors understand their role in change and become invested in making change management succeed.

Change Management is Like Growing a Garden

As urban gardening continues to grow in popularity, people have become increasingly creative in how they leverage outdoor spaces. Having attempted to grow vegetable gardens for the better part of the last decade, I’ve learned many lessons the hard way. Each new growing season provides a unique set of challenges and countless opportunities to further cultivate my skills. As I’ve dug deeper into the disciplines of both gardening and organizational change, the parallels seem more apparent with each passing year. 

Success Story: University Embeds Change Management Language and Practices

The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) is one of the top 15 research universities worldwide. The institution is home to over 12,000 staff members working in both the academic and administration sides of the organization. In early 2014, UC San Diego initiated a Strategic Plan that would result in significant changes in every part of the campus and that would impact all members of administrative staff and faculty.

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