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How to Introduce Change Management by Audience

How do you begin to have the "what is change management" discussion? And how does the person you are talking to impact how you have the conversation? Below are some tips and thoughts on how you can be more successful at building buy-in and support for change management by changing how you talk about change management.

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).

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.

Types of Change Management Roles You Should Recognize

Who are the faces and voices of change? Your immediate reaction might be the project leader. Or perhaps the change management specialist. Or the communication specialist. Benchmarking data, however, suggests a very different answer. In times of change, employees look to two individuals in the organization: the person they report to and the person at the top (who they view as "in charge" of their part of the organization). This finding has significant implications on the roles in change management.

The Five Levers of Change Management in the 3-Phase Process

You: "The results and outcomes of this project depend on employees embracing and adopting the change. We need a robust change management program to enable and encourage individuals to make the changes we are asking them to make."

The Dimensions of Change Management at the Enterprise Level

Change management's purpose is clear - to ensure that changes deliver intended results and outcomes by addressing one of the most critical elements of successful change, the people side of change.

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