Change Implementation Techniques for Forming Transitional Team, Creating Alignment, Maximizing Connectedness and Creativity

Technique 3.1 Questions for Planning the Transition Focus

{product-noshow 29|name|cart|picture|link|border|menuid:206|pricedis3|pricetax1}

(what are we doing this for?)

A series of questions for a transitional team to answer.

Why is the change urgent?

- Are we driven by external forces?

- Is there a crisis? Or is there a collective desire to create something together?

Who wants this to happen?

- Who (in or out of the group) has set change as a priority?

- Are there clearly defined sponsors of the change effort?

- Are we aware of their needs and the pressures they feel?

- What might be the reasoning behind their requests?

What results do we want to produce?

- What, specifically, is the change we are seeking?

- If the change takes place, what will that get us?

- How will our efforts benefit customers?

- What are the criteria for success or failure? How will we know whether we have won or lost?

- What is the appropriate amount of time before we will see results?

How will we change?

- What kinds of new capabilities will we need to develop? And how will we develop them?

- Which aspects of our current work and practices will be affected by the change?

- What challenges do we expect to face? And how can we prepare for them?

Who will be involved?

- Will the change initiative mean new activities for everyone on the pilot group?

- Should other people (inside or outside the group) be included?

Where is our support?

- In the organisation at-large, what is the reputation of our group, and of our sponsor?

- Will that help or hinder us?

What do I, personally, have to do?

- When will the change initiative begin?

- What steps do I need to take, and in which domain?

- What skills and capabilities would I like to gain? And what do I want to do first?

- What do I hope to learn?

(source: Peter Senge et al, 1999)

5 5 1 Product

1 Month

Start your Change Management Plan today

With our FREE Basic membership

FREE fast start guides to review your organizations

FREE access to change management knowledge base

FREE change management case review



Become a Member - the benefits:

  • Ability to download a hardcopy(s) of the entire 5 x volume knowledgebase
  • Copy, paste and print content of interest
  • Be personally notified about regular content updates
  • Receive advance copies of the newsletters (including interesting articles)
  • Receive notification of upcoming events like Change Management Masterclasses

designed by: bluetinweb

Free 1:1 Consultation

get a free 1:1 consultation to apply
the relevant concepts to your specific
change management project