The Change Report
This month's Change Report focuses on Embracing Your Role as an Educator and shares approaches for Teaching People About Change Management . Having an educator mindset helps us assess the organizational landscape: How much change management knowledge do the leaders have? The team? And how can I help?

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Embrace Your Role as an Educator
by Stacy Aaron, Partner

Although Wikipedia states that the discipline of Change Management has its roots in the 1960s (over 50 years ago!), plenty of leaders and managers have only cursory knowledge of the fundamentals and processes. Most business professionals know Change Management is relevant, but how they think of the scope and importance of it varies.  That’s where we come in!

People in the same company, even in the same meeting, may define Change Management differently. To implement a change successfully, it’s important to have a common vocabulary about change and align everyone under a shared goal and approach. Because of this reality, we need to embrace our role as educators. 

Teaching People About Change Management
At Change Guides, we define Change Management as getting individuals and groups Ready, Willing, and Able   to work in new ways that support business results.

We've been practicing Change Management since the mid-90s. The part of our job that has stayed consistent over time is the need to educate people about Change Management. This includes:
·          How to define Change Management
·          How to talk about change and employee transition
·          How to make the case for investing in Change Management resources
·          What skills and experience are needed to be good at Change Management
·          What methodologies and tools are available to apply best practices consistently over time

These resources provide some quick, easy solutions that can help you Embrace Your Role as an Educator

New! The Eight Constants of Change Power Point Presentation with facilitator notes. This flexible 90-minute presentation covers topics found in The Eight Constants of Change book.

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