(from an event at IxDA SF with Dan Szuc and Jo Wong) Driving change is not as easy it sounds. Change is about people and is thus inherently messy. Coping with the mess means we must relate to, engage with and encourage people's thinking, feeling and acting as well as their actions. We already spend a reasonable proportion of our time influencing people we call collaborators, clients, stakeholders, bosses, customers (to name a few), although we may not always be aware we are doing it.
Together we will look at influence in work, question the language used during change and reflect on the various elements of influence that we too often fail to consider in our own aspirations. We will also look at frustrations and barriers that get in the way of the work we would prefer to be doing. Steve, Jo and Dan will lead a small exercise to help make the principles of influence more personally actionable.