Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Change Journey Continues

For the last days I had the pleasure to work together with my friend and colleague Vesa Purokuru from HUMAP Ltd. and with Antti Huntus on our joint project THE CHANGE JOURNEY. The Change Journey is an innovative concept on how to live the change in turbulent times.

We weren't alone. As we are co-authoring our book on a wiki, we invited outsiders to join us for 48 hours in our writing. And 20 people from around the globe did. Here is a first idea of the phases of THE CHANGE JOURNEY:

* Getting prepared for the journey
* Depart for the journey
* Living in constant change
* Creating skills for working in constant change

1. Preparation:

-Getting prepared for change journey: known and unknown
-Exploring & understanding reasons and alternatives
-finding common mind set: balance between top-down & bottom-up
-Choosing change models
-Finding right partners
-Agreeing the rules and principles
-Making first plans
-Discovering change forums

2. Starting the change journey:
-Getting everybody involved and engaged by joint planning,
-Understanding A to B journey
-First moves & actions towards the goal

3. Living the change journey:
-Living the new reality
-Using strengths
-Solving problems measuring and changing the change
-Becoming aware what works and what doesn’t

4. Creating skills for working in constant change:
-Learning from the experience,
-Developing new skills,
-Being prepared for future changes,
-Being able to change things fast

More to come soon.

It fits well that this morning I found an interesting blog post fro Bill Taylor at Harvard Business:

The 10 Questions Every Change Agent Must Answer. These are the questions.

Please read the full article to get more information:

1. Do you see opportunities the competition doesn't see?
2. Do you have new ideas about where to look for new ideas?
3. Are you the most of anything?
4. If your company went out of business tomorrow, who would miss you and why?
5. Have you figured out how your organization's history can help to shape its future?
6. Can your customers live without you?

7. Do you treat different customers differently?
8. Are you getting the best contributions from the most people?

9. Are you consistent in your commitment to change?
10. Are you learning as fast as the world is changing?

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