Changing the Way We Change by Jeanenne LaMarsh [Book]
Effective Change Agents know how to manage change. This book helps build Change Agents who can create agile organizations.
If your company is going to survive and succeed, the ability to implement change successfully must become a critical part of your job description, no matter what your job function. Smart companies are building that requirement into their job descriptions; they are hiring people with proven Change Agent track records. They are building Change Agent accountability into their performance review systems, and they are training new people. They know they need effective Change Agents.
To successfully build change management into your company you need to understand what it is and determine how to use it. This book breaks change management down into four critical elements, which are listed as the four major parts of the book.
The Change Process discusses the three time frames of the change process:
- The Future
- The Present
- The Delta
In this part you will examine what motivates changes and how to adjust the balance of the change.
The People Part of the Change Process defines the specific jobs that individuals and groups have in the change process:
- Change Agents
It also defines the ideal function of each of these roles and how to build those functions into your organization.
The Tools of the Change: The Change Systems lays out the fundamental elements of the three major change systems:
- Communication Systems
- Learning Systems
- Reward and Reinforcement Systems
Putting It All Together: The Implementation Plan integrate these major change variables into an integrated implementation plan that defines roles and responsibilities, timelines, and action plans.
Changing the Way We Change: Gaining Control of Major Operational Change explores these ideas and more and works to build change management competency.