Just #WorkingOutLoud today as i start on the second part of the model that will take us from Resistant to change to simply Constrained. Over the last few days i’ve explored how we can segment resistance into 16 different areas, and the ways we can tackle each one. There are questions around Communication, around Cognition, Technology and Behaviour.
The model we are using at this starts by segmenting the resistance, then makes a call as to whether to own or allocate the challenge. This is about early stage formation of Change communities: will we seek to effect change ourselves, in our project or team, or will we seek to enable others to make the change.
When we are architecting large change programmes, the distinction is important, because owning change too easily becomes driven change, whilst allocating it elsewhere allows us to provide support and a more co-owned frame.
We’ll explore this in more details over the next week or so. From there, we grant Agency, putting momentum into the system, then Embed the embryonic change conversations into the foundations of change communities.