There are two things we know about change, that it is inevitable and that it is hard. Organizational change is accelerating and companies know they need to be more agile and capable of continuous change. This presents a huge challenge for most organizations. Let’s face it. Initiating change is a scary, overwhelming process that we often all try to avoid because we lack the tools to make the process more human, collaborative, visual, and digestible. That is about to change. Charting Change was created to give managers the tools they need to organize desired changes in a way that steps a group of people through the change planning process, accumulating buy-in and an understanding of what it will take to execute, all along the way. Everything about this book, from the chapter page illustrations to the toolkit itself is designed to make change more accessible and more human, blending the technical and artistic elements of its pursuit.
Readers will learn how to effectively plan for change and will be provided with best practices for organizational change. The accompanying website: www.charting-change.com provides readers with downloadable versions of select toolkit components designed to be printed on a variety of paper sizes, including:
• The Change Planning CanvasTM itself
• A visual project charter informed by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) PMBOK that can be used in your traditional project management efforts
• A handful of Change Planning ToolkitTM components highlighted in the book
• A visualization of the Association of Change Management Professionals’ (ACMP) Standard for Change Management
Once you are done reading Charting Change you will approach any big change with confidence.