Challenge of Change, Part 13

Review parts 1 through 15 for details and thinking, then utilize the Recipe for Change.

Part 13 – Seven Step Transition Method

To reach your transition goal, climb one step at a timeNeed a method of managing transition? Please see the seven step process listed below, taken from Leader to Leader Institute’s Leading Transition article:

  1. Describe the change and why in less than one minute
  2. Make sure the details of the change are planned, detailed, and a time frame is set
  3. Understand who is going to have to let go of what and when
  4. Make sure people are given time to respectively let go of the past
  5. Continually communicate the purpose, the picture, the plan, and the part
  6. Create temporary solutions to the temporary problems
  7. Articulate the new attitudes and behaviors needed to make the change

So how do these 7 steps apply to you? Great question! The next change you want to make in your business is to use these seven steps as a systemic process for making a change. Take a test drive of the seven step process. Only then you will know!

The Recipe for Change

When you’re baking a cake, there are certain ingredients that are necessary for the cake to come out as planned. You need to follow a step by step procedure. Include all portions as described, mix as indicated, then cook for the optimum time and temperature. Any variation from the recipe may cause an incomplete and utter disaster! If you don’t follow the recipe, you will not get the results you were expecting.

When you’re leading your company and staff through change, a recipe would be very helpful, so here it is:

  1. You must be totally committed to the change (1 gallon)
  2. It must be well defined and written (1 pint)
  3. You must be willing to accept the push back and resistance (1 quart)
  4. Create the WHY story to sell to sell your staff (Five Pounds)
  5. Talk to them one-on-one (1 Tablespoon)
  6. Give them time to adjust mentally to the change (Let Marinate 1 week)
  7. Let them express their feelings (Snap-Crackle-Pop)
  8. Set a rollout date for the change to occur (Cook Time 10 Days)
  9. Have many training sessions before rollout (Mixing steps)
  10. Establish the change as a habit (Tasting the results)

This is a quick and simple recipe for change. Follow the ingredients and steps, and see what results you will achieve. Review parts 1 through 15 for more details and thinking.

Management is the formula.

Leadership is the essential catalyst.

You are the stick that stirs the ingredients.