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4 C's of a World-Class Change Manager

You’ve probably heard about the four C’s of diamonds – color, clarity, cut and carat weight.  Introduced in the middle of the twentieth century by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), they created a global standard for the attributes by which diamonds could be judged.   

The Why Behind the Five Levers of Change Management

The Prosci 3-Phase Process has been around for over a decade. Phase Two, managing change, focuses on the five plans a change management practitioner creates and integrates into a project plan to support the people side of change.

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.

Change Management Basics: Glossary

Need to improve your change management vocabulary? Below is the Prosci guide to change management terms.

Defining change competency

 

An organization that faces constant demands to change and uses effective change management over and over with each new initiative may experience a fundamental shift in its operations. Sponsors begin to repeat activities that made the last change successful. Managers develop skills to support employees through the change. Employees see part of their job as navigating change. Each level in the organization will have internalized its role in change and developed the skills and knowledge necessary to react to constant change. The organization has become ready and able to embrace change; it has developed change competency.

Six Keys to Prepare for Change

There are several key considerations you should have when preparing for change. These include:

  •  Identifying change characteristics
  • Audience impact analysis
  • Assessing the organization
  • Assessing the project risks
  • Identifying special tactics
  • Presenting the strategy

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