Change SIG - 1/29/2016

01/29/2016 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

Levels of Involvement AND "Change Transition Curve"

Chris Williams of Interaction Associates will be giving us a taste of two exciting business models -- "levels of involvement" AND "change transition curve:"

In order to achieve 'maximum appropriate involvement,' a leader must first (1) be clear about the decision to be made, and then (2) decide how much to involve key stakeholders in the decisions. To build trust, it is critical that leaders be transparent about power dynamics within a group, including how involved employees are in decision making. Come explore your default involvement preference, factors to consider, and learn and practice a powerful framework for seeing maximum appropriate involvement without giving up control of a business decision.

Having a great idea will likely not be enough to win the support necessary for implementation.  Stakeholders may seem resistant to what you believe is a novel and great idea. Innovation is about new and potentially disruptive ideas – and the subsequent change associated with them.  Come learn and discuss about the emotional and complex transition process we experience in change. To manage transitions well requires an awareness and appreciation of the "change transition curve."

Chris William’s experience includes work in operations, recruiting, and complex research. He has supported senior-level executives in a variety of industries including economic development, government contracting, and strategy consulting.  Chris holds a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He has done pro bono work with The Interaction Institute for Social Change, Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Habitat for Humanity Boston

For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour  or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).

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