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The Four P's
Taken from Managing Transitions by William Bridges

Planning change can make transitions easier. Change is difficult, but people can handle change a lot better if they are given an opportunity to understand and be a part of the process. Below is a list of four things you can do to make a change easier for you and others.

1. Purpose. You can explain the basic purpose behind the outcome you seek. People have to understand the logic of it before they turn their minds to work on it.

2. Picture. You can paint a picture of how the outcome will look and feel. People need to experience it imaginatively before they can give their hearts to it.

3. Plan. You can lay out a step-by-step plan for phasing in the outcome. People need a clear idea of how they can get where they need to go.

4. Parts. You can give each person a part to play in both the plan and the outcome itself. People need a tangible way to contribute and participate.

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