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The Four 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 for judging diamonds.   

Defining Success After Change Management Certification

I spend a significant portion of my time working with new change practitioners following Prosci’s Certification Program and supporting them on the first steps of their change management journey. The most common question I receive is “where do I start?” This question is the perfect segue into a conversation around the definition of success post-certification.

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 and 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. 

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.

Incremental Versus Radical Change

The magnitude of a given change will impact how employees react and how you should manage the change. So how do you assess the disruptive nature of your change?

Before You Act, Consider These Keys to Preparing for Change

Do you know how to prepare for change? The Prosci methodology begins not with change management application but with taking the necessary steps to understand the change and the organization itself before you create your change management strategy. Below are the key activities you need to undertake at the start of project (and change management) planning:

Using the ADKAR Model as a Structured Change Management Approach

A structured approach to the change process is a critical concept in developing a successful and sustainable organizational change strategy. Organizations that employ a structured process within their change strategy benefit from a smoother transition, increased adoption rate, and higher implementation rates amongst impacted groups. Industry-leading organizations leverage a structured change approach to create a formal and dependable process that is replicable throughout the organization on all projects. One crucial element in building a successful and sustainable change strategy is dedicating a portion of your structured approach to the individual employee and their success.

4 Frequently Asked Questions at Change Management Certification

Since 1994, Prosci has been listening to and engaging with clients around the world to help people embrace and adopt change. Every day our training team, program advisors and account managers respond to questions and guide change professionals to achieve their desired outcomes informed by our best practice research and client success experiences. Below are four questions we hear frequently, the context for the questions, and the answers.

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