Change Better: Survive - and Thrive - During Change at Work and Throughout Life

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Organizations make dramatic changes to the way they run their businesses every day. When you're faced with these rapid and often undesirable changes, you need help-the kind of help Jeanenne LaMarsh, who has 30 years of experience helping organizations and employees with change management, supplies in Change Better.

Major change is going to be a constant in most people's working lives, and the number and type of changes we encounter are only going to happen faster. Everyone needs...

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Overview

Organizations make dramatic changes to the way they run their businesses every day. When you're faced with these rapid and often undesirable changes, you need help-the kind of help Jeanenne LaMarsh, who has 30 years of experience helping organizations and employees with change management, supplies in Change Better.

Major change is going to be a constant in most people's working lives, and the number and type of changes we encounter are only going to happen faster. Everyone needs to learn how to live and work in this constantly changing world not feeling like victims, but rather like empowered partners.

Change Better is all about helping you develop the skills and tools necessary to cope with change: change at work, first and foremost, but also other changes you might encounter in your personal life. These skills, and the tools that go with them, will help you gain a greater sense of control over changes as they happen. Read it to learn more about the ways you can help yourself address change with the greatest speed and the least amount of stress and pain.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932841541
  • Publisher: Agate
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 Understanding Change 1

Chapter 1 Today's World: Constant Change 3

The Benefits and Consequences of Change 4

The Pressure on Organizations to Change 5

The Victim Mentality 6

Proactive Leadership 7

Leadership That is Out of Touch 8

Chapter 2 Your Personal Orientation to Change 11

What Makes Change Difficult 12

The Change Style Indicator 13

Where Are You on the Change Style Indicator Continuum" 14

Change Style Versus Ability to Change 15

Generational Change Styles 16

Your Personal Change Perspective 17

Changing the Way You Change 17

Chapter 3 The States of Change 21

The Risks of Change 22

Choosing to Change 23

The Current State 24

The Desired State 24

The Delta State 27

How We Behave When Faced With Change 31

The Magnitude of Change 32

What Will Move You to Change" 33

Chapter 4 Your Path to Change 35

The Path Guide: The Personal Change-Management Plan 37

Why You Need a Personal Change-Management Plan 38

What Is the Personal Change-Management Plan" 40

Working With the Data 40

Section 2 The Personal Change-Management Plan: A Step-By-Step Guide 43

Chapter 5 How to Embrace the Desired State 45

Visualizing the Desired State 45

An Undesirable Desired State 50

How Much Won't Change 51

A Process Worth the Effort 53

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 1 Worksheet 54

Darlene's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 1 56

The Value of a Personal Change-Management Plan 60

Chapter 6 How to Leave the Current State 61

Holding On To the Current State 61

Change Drivers 65

External Drivers You Can't Control 65

External Drivers That You Have Some Control Over 66

External and Internal Drivers 66

Internal Drivers You Control 66

External Drivers You Don't Control and Internal Drivers You Do Control 67

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 2 Worksheet 69

Kimberly's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 2 71

Change Is a Choice 74

Chapter 7 How to Survive the Delta State 75

A Visible Path to Change 76

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 3 Worksheet 77

Jeff's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 3 79

The History of Change 82

Change in Your Personal Life 82

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 4a Worksheet 83

Ken's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 4a 84

Change at Work 86

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 4b Worksheet 86

Stan's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 4b 88

The Impact of All Other Changes 90

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 5 Worksheet 91

Jeff's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 5 92

The Cost of Change 94

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 6 Worksheet 95

Jill's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 6 96

Revisiting the Stages of Change 98

Chapter 8 The Skills Required to Deal with Change 99

Key Roles In the Change Process 99

Targets of Change 99

Change Agents 100

Sponsors of Change 100

The Role(s) You Play 101

The Job Description for Targets of Change 102

The Job Description for Change Agents 104

The Job Description for Sponsors 106

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 7 Worksheet 108

Stan's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 7 110

Chapter 9 Emotions Versus Rationality When Dealing with Change 115

The Emotional Stages of Change 116

Emotional Triggers and Resilient Targets of Change 120

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 8 Worksheet 122

Darlene's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 8 124

Chapter 10 Choosing to Accept the Change 129

Additional Information 130

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 9a Worksheet 132

Kimberly's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 9a 134

What to do with the information plan 136

Rewards and Reinforcements 136

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 9b Worksheet 139

Darlene's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 9b 140

The necessity of reinforcements 141

Skill Development 143

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 9c Worksheet 144

Jeff's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 9c 145

The Change Plan 146

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 10 Worksheet 147

Kimberly's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 10 148

Chapter 11 Choosing to Resist the Change 151

What it Means to Choose to Resist the Change 152

Determining the Consequences 154

Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 11 Worksheet 154

Jeff's Personal Change-Management Plan: Step 11 156

Section 3 Contracting For Successful Change 159

Chapter 12 Creating Change Partnerships 161

Creating a Partnership with Work 162

Creating a Partnership with Yourself 162

Chapter 13 Where Are They Today" 165

Stan 165

Darlene 166

Jeff 167

Kimberly 167

Ken 168

Jill 169

Devon 170

Chapter 14 Personal Change-Management Plan Workbook 171

Step 1 Worksheet: Defining the Desired State 172

Step 2 Worksheet: Assessing the Current State 176

Step 3 Worksheet: Determining If There is a Path Through the Delta State 180

Step 4A Worksheet: Assessing the History of Previous Changes in Your Personal Life 183

Step 4B Worksheet: Assessing the History of Previous Changes at Work 185

Step 5 Worksheet: Assessing the Impact of Multiple Changes 187

Step 6 Worksheet: Determining the Cost of the Delta State 189

Step 7 Worksheet: Figuring Out What Role You and Others Play in the Change 191

Step 8 Worksheet: Exploring and Understanding Your Feelings About the Change 194

Step 9a Worksheet: The Information Plan 195

Step 9b Worksheet: The Rewards Plan 199

Step 9c Worksheet: Completing the Skill Development Plan 200

Step 10 Worksheet: Building the Change Plan 201

Step 11 Worksheet: Identifying the Consequences of Resisting the Change 202

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