Based on the book “Switch: How to change things when the change is hard?” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, we discover the basic personalities of the Rider and the Elephant in each team member that continue to conflict, the recommended techniques within the proponents like “Direct the Rider”, “Motivate the Elephant”, “Shape the Path” could be easily adopted in an enterprise agile transformation journey across teams.

Are they pilot agile teams and managers who are leading the way you’re headed? If so, those are the bright spots. Establish processes and capabilities that identify bright SPOTs within your organization and implement policies that allow resource rotations and shadowing with such exemplary teams.

To motivate the elephant, we need to overcome the natural inertia by shrinking the change. We as agile coaches and lean agile change agents need to start small and think big, articulate small wins, perform small acts that kick the ball forward and lead to big change, how leaders can appeal to the identity of the teams.

The paper describes the SWITCH Clinic Framework in action that could be used to establish a game plan using the nine dimensions that helps identify and drive the change. It contains case study of a situation, where the SWITCH template has been applied to chalk out a game plan and make the desired SWITCH.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Session

  • Introduce SWITCH and Change Metaphor? [5 min – 1 slide]

  • Introduce the SWITCH dimensions, dealing with the rider, the elephant within us and shape the path [ 15 mins – 4 slides]

  • The SWITCH Clinic- Framework in Action [10 min – 2 slides]

  • The SWITCH Clinic – Case Study [10 min – 2 slides]

  • Exercise – Make your own SWITCH? [20 mins – 1 slide]

  • Summary and Wrap Up [5 mins – 1 slide]

  • Q & A [10 mins]

 

Learning Outcome

  • Lean Agile change leaders and coaches can adopt the SWITCH framework game plan technique to identify the change and make the desired SWITCH in Agile Transformation Journey

  • To direct the rider in us, find the bright spots, script the critical moves and point to the desired destination

  • To motivate the elephant in us, find the feeling, shrink the change and grow your people

  • Empowered leaders can shape the path forward for their teams by tweaking the environment, build habits and rally the herd

Target Audience

Enterprise Agile Transformation Coaches, Lean Agile change agents, Agile champions and Senior leadership

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