Strategies for Change

Strategies for Change

Step 3: Create a Vision

Things are really moving along well now. You have the problem identified, you know what change you want, the people around you are fired up and ready to work, and you have a solid team assembled. Are we done yet? No! Your team is ready and they have sound guidance from you on how to facilitate the rest of the group to help make this change happen. But does everyone really know what the end game is? It’s your job to be sure they can really ‘see’ your vision. The more concrete, descriptive, and specific you can be in painting everyone a picture of your end result, the more successful you will be in getting everyone on the team working toward exactly the same end goal.

Specific questions or items to address:

Read Step 3 “Get the Vision Right” from Kotter and Cohen’s The Heart of Change. First, review the feedback you’re your instructor on Part 3. Use any new information you gained from the discussion and feedback from your instructor to revise and improve Part 3 of your project.Next, compile Part 4 of your project, explaining in as much detail as possible, your vision for the change you desire. Be sure to paint a vivid picture that helps your team see, feel, and envision the change you desire. Include a description of how the situation is different, what outsiders may have to say about what they see when they look at the change you have created, what your team and employees are seeing and feeling after the change is completed, and what relevant indexes you can use to measure and quantify the change. You may find the end of the section under the “Get the Vision Right” header helpful in reviewing the key points of what to

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