Change is hard. But it doesn’t need to be impossible or painful.
Leaders struggle with change, but there are a few tricks of the trade that make any change initiative easier. One of those tricks is engagement. People are much more likely to adapt to change when they feel involved and invested in the process and the outcomes.
Learn About Change & Engagement
You might also enjoy this great blog post, Ten Ways to Get People to Change, by Morten T. Hansen for the Harvard Business Review Blog Network.
Free Activities & Tools
Ready to test your skills? Try these two learning cases to build your change skills.
- Your Turn: Who Should be the Next CEO? – In this 1-page case study, Jerry is retiring and needs to decide who he will groom to be his successor. Who will you choose to be the next CEO? Partnering Resources Learning Case.
- Your Turn: Did the Change Work? – In this 1-page case study, the new Executive Director of a nonprofit organization needs to decide how well his change initiatives have been implemented and what his next steps should be. What would you do if you were in his shoes? Partnering Resources Learning Case.
- Your Turn: Who’s at Risk? – It’s your turn to make the decision. In this 1-page case study, a nonprofit organization needs to find the rising stars among its volunteer pool and identify who’s at risk for being over-burdened. You have the volunteer structure and the volunteers’ work patterns. Who do you think is at risk? Partnering Resources Learning Case.
- Speed Coaching – Need to get people energized and connected quickly? Speed coaching is the way to do it! This fast-paced, interactive activity helps launch any meeting or deepen any group’s relationships through a structured, fun, speed coaching format. This is one of our favorite activities and, with our easy guide, you can run it yourself in your organization. Free Resource.
- Cascading Goals System – A powerful tool that organizations use to create alignment up, down and across the company. In addition to creating alignment, cascading goals also help identify extraneous activities so they can be retired; identify measures that track mission-critical activities; and create intense focus on what’s really important. Free Resource.