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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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