We've all heard it; the only constant is change. When an organization begins a journey for Agile Transformation, the changes piles up... Unfortunately most change management approaches focus on creating a project-oriented plan for this. Other approaches like Lean Change are more emergent, but aren't specifically designed to help people to cope with change itself, only to help make the steps smaller. Let's explore some complementary people-centric approaches:

  • Transition Management to help people make the journey through the wilderness
  • Appreciative Inquiry to build on the current strengths, and
  • The Power of Habit, to help people unlearn what is unwittingly holding them back

As we talk through each of these, we'll focus on the role of leadership and how these techniques can help people become willing, as opposed to being coerced, partners. We'll close with a brief discussion on how to engage people creatively with storytelling and such approaches as Open Space, World Café, and other workshops. In thinking on techniques that complement change management approaches, we can improve the effectiveness and willingness of the people in the organization to join in.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This session will cover the following topics:

  • Transition management and how it differs from traditional change management (~10 min)
  • How Appreciative Inquiry can help you build on your organization's strengths as you cross No-Man's Land to the next 'state' (~10 min)
  • How to use The Power of Habit to help people step away from what to stop doing (~10 min)
  • How storytelling and employee engagement techniques can keep things progressing (~10 min)
  • Q&A (~5 min)

Learning Outcome

People will learn these complementary techniques to help people make the transitions needed in support of an Agile (or any other) Transformation.

Target Audience

CxOs, Managers, Executive Coaches, Change Managers, HR Staff

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