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Topics to Assess Your Change Process Info Sheet

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Given the assumption that change is continuous, and your intention is to strengthen your organization's ongoing capacity to lead large-scale change, this Info Sheet lists the different factors to consider in order for you to learn from your change process and establish best practices.

Factors Affecting Readiness and Capacity to Change Info Sheet

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Your chances of succeeding in your current organizational change efforts are directly affected by your people's level of readiness and capacity to change. This Info Sheet provides a comprehensive list of dynamics that influence both readiness and capacity. Many leaders never address these topics in preparation for a major change effort. Some resist delving into such matters. However, inquiring into these subjects will likely surface information that, although it may be uncomfortable for the leaders to acknowledge, is key to aligning their change strategy with the true condition of the organization. At the very least, raising these topics will start many conversations among leaders and employees that would never otherwise have occurred, all in the name of building awareness for leading conscious transformation.

How to Implement a Common Change Methodology to Increase Your Organization’s Change Results and Skill

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Increasingly, change leaders understand the critical need for a common change methodology when they are engaged in enterprise-wide transformation. Many leaders have experienced the unwieldy consequences of hiring numerous consultants for various projects, each espousing their own approach to change, and inadvertently wreaking havoc on the organization. Other leaders have seen the costs and burden of change skyrocket as numerous initiatives duplicate activities, compete for resources, or create overwhelm and fear in the organization.

In this article, we will outline a seven-step process that will enable your organization to actually implement a common approach to change and maximize your return on this key investment. The benefits your organization will realize by developing a common change methodology are significant.

Strategies for Securing Commitment Info Sheet

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Obtaining commitment from your leaders and employees is absolutely essential to the success of your change effort. A key to achieving commitment is understanding its different levels, and how to nurture people from one level to the next.

The diagram on this Info Sheet represents the six very distinct and different levels of commitment that exist in people.

Levels of Commitment Info Sheet

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Obtaining commitment from your leaders and employees is absolutely essential to the success of your change effort. A key to achieving commitment is understanding its different levels, and how to nurture people from one level to the next.

The diagram on this Info Sheet represents the six very distinct and different levels of commitment that exist in people.

Stakeholder Engagement: Opportunities, Types, and Vehicles Info Sheet

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Creating an effective stakeholder engagement strategy is an extremely important aspect of your overall change strategy. This Info Sheet will help you think through the key aspects of stakeholder engagement in preparation for designing your engagement strategy.

Initiative Launch Checklist

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To effectively launch your change initiative, consider the topics in this checklist. Check those topics that you will use to plan your launch strategy and work. Depending on the complexity and status of your initiative, you may need to take all or just some of these actions. If you are beyond the launch stage, review this list for actions that may still provide benefit to the smooth change leadership of your initiative.

The Keys to Effective Decision-Making

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Decision-making can be a powerful tool for modeling a new culture, and for catalyzing tremendous employee commitment to your organization's change effort…if it is done effectively. In this article, we will reveal the keys to effective decision-making, identify why decision-making has such widespread impact on the success of transformational change initiatives, and provide tips and a simple yet effective decision-making tool to increase the positive impact of your decision-making.

Change Governance Structures Info Sheet

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The roles you define and the teams you form are best managed by creating a governance structure. The structure you create will also articulate the working relationships among all of the parties, and clarify the flow of information and authority. Your structure runs in parallel with your normal business governance structure; it does not replace it.