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According to executives at
Fortune 500 companies less than 50% of their change initiatives were
When planning a change
initiative, you should ask the following questions.
Who will take what
roles in the change process and what will be their responsibilities?
What will the new
structure or process look like after the change?
Who will this change
affect and how does this change affect those people?
What are the
different stages of the change plan and what are the desired deadline dates?
What type of
communications should be provided, to whom and when or how often?
If you are looking for
a good book on the change process or the people side of change, consider:
"Managing At the
Speed of Change" by Daryl R. Conner
Transitions: Making the Most of Change" by
How can your computer help with
change initiatives? You probably already know how you can use it to create
both text and graphic communications to reinforce the change plan. And some
of you may use spreadsheets, project management software, or other
applications to track progress on schedule and budget. These methods help
you once you have decided how to deploy your change. What if you haven’t
decided on what the best change to make is or need help on coming up with a
process for the change deployment? To help you get a jump on planning your
change in the best way, you can utilize search engines to find change
management books, consulting, training, and other tools.
I’d like to
share an idea I use in workshops and meetings for helping managers and teams
to understand the importance of proper planning when managing a change
plan. In your next facilitated meeting or training session, try the
activity I designed and outlined in the Dallas ASTD newsletter article at
art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid
- Alfred North Whitehead
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