To make any change stick, it has to become part of the core of your organization! Your corporate culture often determines what gets done, so the values behind your vision must be shown in day-to-day work.
Kotter argues that many change projects fail because victory is declared too early. Real change runs deep and takes time. Quick wins are only the beginning of what needs to be done to achieve long-term change – make sure you take enough time!
Nothing motivates and gives people confidence more than success. Give your company and your team a taste of victory early in the change process.
When you first start thinking about change, there will probably be many great ideas and solutions floating around. You need to link these concepts together into an overall vision.
Here are some ways to make sure the change in your organization is successful
Leading Leading Change the Simple Way The three stages of change identified by psychologist Kurt Lewin are the basis of most change management approaches today. Lewin’s three stages are about leading change the simple way. They are very easy to understand – unfreeze, transition, re-freeze! There are simple techniques you can use at each stage […]
If you are leading change, you will need to make clear why your group cannot stay where they are! They can no longer live within their existing comfort zone. It is up to you to paint a picture of the future that they can begin to imagine themselves in. You need to share a vision so meaningful that it is worth them venturing out with you into dark. And you need to establish a bond of trust with those you lead so strong that they can take the risk and move forward.
Need to make a change – this is the simplest way – use the Freeze Phase Model also known as Square-Blob-Star! This post tells you how to use it!
How Wendy Mason can help you manage your change
All change models mean there will be a journey from one place/state to another. This journey is unlikely to be simple and most of us go through several stages of misunderstanding before we get to the destination. Here are four themes that can be explored to help people on the journey.