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Using the ADKAR Model to Create a Common Language for Change

When people do not share a common language, it can lead to confusing, even hilarious results. Consider the classic Abbott and Costello skit “Who’s On First,” where both comedians are saying the same words but meaning completely different things. While this conundrum makes  for great comedy, it can cause real problems in our organizations. And lack of a common language doesn’t just manifest in people assigning different meaning to the same word; it can also result in people using vastly different terms to describe the same thing. This can cause frustration, misunderstanding, and decreased efficiency as people decipher each other’s language.

Infographic: New Data on How the ADKAR Model Drives Change

Once people understand the Prosci ADKAR Model, they tend to fall in love. They shamelessly wear ADKAR glasses at conferences, start using ‘ADKAR’ as a verb (e.g., “I just ‘ADKAR-ed’ that senior leader big time!”) - and I’ve had more than one person threaten to get an ADKAR tattoo. Why are people so fanatical about the ADKAR Model? We set out to answer this question, and understand how change professionals are using it in new and unique ways, in the Applications of ADKAR research study. 

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?

Exploring the Relationship between OD and Change Management: Interview

How do Organization Development and change management relate, and how do they together drive more successful change in organizations around the globe? Prosci Chief Development Officer Tim Creasey is a co-author on two chapters in the newly released fourth edition of Practicing Organization Development: Leading Transformation and Change, a leading textbook on Organization Development. Below we interviewed Tim on his second chapter, “Exploring the Relationship between Organization Development and Change Management.” Read the first interview on his chapter on change measurement. 

Solutions to Real Challenges in Every Stage of Your Change Management Journey

Inspired by Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle, this tutorial will tackle three real challenges change managers face: gaining buy-in, tracking project health, and evaluating change management efforts. Today we’ll cover why tackling these challenges is important, how you can go about solving them, and what tools exist to support your efforts.

Passion for Research: an Interview with Lead Analyst Robert Stise

Robert Stise is the lead analyst for Prosci’s ninth change management benchmarking study, happening this month. We asked him about why research is important to him personally, to Prosci, and to the change management discipline.

Case Studies for Advanced Change Management: Igniting the Conversation

While attending Prosci's Advanced Program, participants are asked to bring two case studies: one that they will use in an exercise, and another that they will use as the base for their Program presentation. Throughout the Advanced Program, participants are encouraged to talk about their case studies as well as a number of others that Prosci provides. The goal? To leverage lessons learned in a meaningful and actionable way.

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