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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 is Like Growing a Garden

As urban gardening continues to grow in popularity, people have become increasingly creative in how they leverage outdoor spaces. I've attempted to grow vegetable gardens for the better part of the last decade and 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. 

Change Management in 10 Minutes

Want to know how to engage your sponsors and increase their change management awareness? Below is a 10-minute overview of change management for executives, which 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.

How to Implement Change Management on a Global Scale

In today’s global marketplace, organizations that can change more effectively domestically and abroad will increase their competitive viability, making a global strategy for change management a strategic imperative. Here are three keys to implementing change management on a global scale:

11 Elements of Successful Organizational Change Capability

Over the last few decades, the discipline of change management has emerged and evolved. What was once an ad hoc approach consisting of perhaps a communication plan and training plan has grown into a discipline driven by structure, rigor, process and deliverables.

Finish This Statement: We Should Embed Change Management Because...

Do you need to build buy-in for an Enterprise Change Management deployment at your organization? Complete this sentence: "We, as an organization, should work to embed change management and build organizational capabilities and competencies because..."

Success Spotlight: Leader of Change Management at Microsoft

Alistair Lowe-Norris leads the global strategy for Adoption and Change Management at Microsoft. Read the interview below to hear how he has seen change management grow at Microsoft and how he sees change management making a difference.

(Want to learn more about change management at Microsoft? Download the success story).

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