Answering the 17 questions contained in our Preparing for Change Flowchart will assist you in preparing to address or navigate the potential pitfalls associated with an intentional change initiative. It can also help you problem solve what might not be working in your response to an unintentional change initiative.
Check out our paper on “Preparing for Successful Change.” Implementing a change initiative is more than a simple technical fix for your problems. Instead, it’s a significant shift in the way things happen in your business. How well the implementation is managed is a strong indicator future success and how many of the potential benefits your organization will actually experience. This 3-page document provides an overview of the holistic change model we developed (as part of our Knowesys collaborative). Preparing for Successful Change
Your Communications May Not Be Communicating – Have you ever been in an organization where communication was not an issue? If so, you’re the exception rather than the rule. Large organizations in particular have always struggled with the challenges of communications. This HBR articles addresses the challenges of communications and provides practical solutions.
“Navigating Change for Success” is a collaborative white paper Don Johnston and Cindy Weeks co-authored that was presented at the MEMO conference in Ontario Canada in 2010. In this VUCA world, organizations need to continuously adapt to change in the ecosphere, change that is speeding up every year. Organizations that are intentionally linked to their ecosphere are in a position to co-create a future in which they can survive, and thrive. This is a deeper look at adaptive change in a VUCA world, including engagement strategies for each dynamic.
“Understanding the VUCA World,” a video with Bob Johansen and David Small. Bob Johansen, from The Institute For the Future, is the creator of VUCA prime. In this short video (less than 5 minutes) he explains it.