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Bridges - Managing Transitions

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A presentation summarizing the change management model described by bridges in Managin Transitions.

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Bridges - Managing Transitions

  1. 1. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 July 22, 2019 krt4@williams.edu x3542 Kevin Thomas Learning & Development Manager Managing Transitions by William Bridges
  2. 2. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 • Change vs Transition • There’s a human element to change • Rushing undermines change
  3. 3. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542
  4. 4. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 Dreaming the Dream Launching the Venture Getting Organized Making It Becoming an Institution Closing In Dying
  5. 5. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 1. Those most at home in one phase will be most uncomfortable in the next. 2. Each phase creates challenges that can’t be handled without a phase shift 3. To move on to the next phase, you must let go of what got you this far. 4. Troubled times often indicate a phase shift is happening
  6. 6. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 Dreaming the Dream Launchin g the Venture Getting Organize d Making It Becoming an Institution Path of Renew al Beginning Anew
  7. 7. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 • What is it time to let go of? • What will people need as we enter an uneasy time of transition? • What behaviors will be needed in the renewed organization?
  8. 8. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542
  9. 9. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542
  10. 10. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 • There’s always a good bye • It is an emotional process • It can’t be rushed • Change leaders support people through this process
  11. 11. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 • Anger • Bargaining • Anxiety • Sadness • Disorientation • Depression
  12. 12. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 • Loss inventory: Identify who is losing what • Acknowledge losses openly and empathically • Compensate for losses where possible • Communicate: many times, in many ways, be redundant • Define what’s over and what isn’t • Use rituals to honor the past, acknowledge losses • Emphasize the continuity of what matters most
  13. 13. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542
  14. 14. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 • ↑ Anxiety • ↓ Motivation • ↓ Attendance • ↓ Productivity • ↓ Teamwork • ↓ Resiliency
  15. 15. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 • Create temporary systems • Help people stay connected • Establish a transition monitoring team • Encourage creativity
  16. 16. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542
  17. 17. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 • Purpose • Picture • Plan • Part
  18. 18. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 • Clearly id behaviors needed • Reinforce the new beginning • Be consistent • Ensure quick successes • Symbolize the new identity • Celebrate success
  19. 19. Kevin R.Thomas, Manager, Learning & Development · Office of Human Resources · kevin.r.thomas@williams.edu · 413-597-3542 Kevin Thomas, krt4@williams.edu , x3542 Managing Transitions by William Bridges • Program evaluation form • Program materials

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