Steps in the New Change Equation Model: Making Change P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E
- Pre-Framing: What is it that we want to create? Discover what you and your organization can gain from this positive change approach. Develop positive framing of the change.
- Omni-Search: Create a surround sound of strengths and assets around our change agenda. Like an Omni Theatre: wrap the change agenda around the strengths.
- Strengthen the Strengths: Savor and emphasize positive experience to make strengths more potent. Ritualize the stories that amplify and elevate strengths. Create lift-off from deficit despair. Celebrate and amplify strengths through dialogue, ceremony and ritual.
- Imagine: Release “heroic” change energy. Use the power of prospective images of the future. Listen to everyone’s vision of the future, not just what the future will be, but why the future will be.
- Translate and Improvise: Move to prototyping. Almost every change management model includes communication for "buy-in” stage. In the New Change Equation, translation moves us to a rapid prototyping phase using design thinking. The future becomes evident, on paper and in artifacts created in the design process. Translation includes a collaborative visual prototype that creates the opportunity for improvisation – value is rapidly improvised.
- Valuing: Value from change is identified and reinvested with future benefit. Change happens in small increments. Articulating progress moments as they occur maintains people’s energy and motivation for the change.
- Eclipse: Establish a new model to eclipse the old with the new - don’t change existing reality, create a new reality.