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1 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Managing the Whitewater of Change June 24 – 26, 2008 National Conference Presenter: Vonda Melton

2 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. To learn what you can do to lead others through the change process. Purpose: Why are we here?

3 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. What’s driving change? Technology 20 years ago; 50,000 computers in the world. Today 50,000+ computers installed daily. 80% of the world’s technological advances have occurred since 1900.

4 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. What’s driving change? Information In 1995: 300 million s/daily and in 2005: 35 billion s/daily. The amount of information available in the world is doubling every five years. There are 17 new pages on the web every 3 seconds.

5 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. What’s driving change? People There are more computer-literate first graders than there are computer-literate CEOs. The world’s population in May 2008 was estimated at 6.6 billion, with the UN predicting close to 10 billion by the year 2050.

6 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. In 1904, Big Brothers was founded with 39 volunteers. In 1912, the New York Times reports Big Brothers are active in 26 cities. In 2004, BBBS celebrates 100 years of serving America’s youth. In 2007, BBBSA had close to 400 agencies in all 50 states, serving 255,000 children. BBBS’ History of Changes

7 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Program Impact – More children in longer and stronger relationships Resource Acquisition – Increased capacity for sustainable, quality growth People and Talent – The right people, with the right talent in the right positions both at the staff and Board level Changes within BBBS’ Strategic Direction by 2010

8 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Payoff: What’s in it for me? WIIFM? Opportunities exist for those CEOs/EDs/Staff who can quickly align themselves with a rapidly changing marketplace.

9 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. What will we learn? The three guarantees of change. The most effective tool for dealing with change – both personally and professionally. Why people resist change. Best Practices in change management.

10 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. The Whitewater of Change

11 1.First Guarantee:Change won’t go away, it will only go faster. Three guarantees of change

12 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Late ‘90s: 1-2 years preparation/ recovery Early ‘00s: 6 mos. preparation/ recovery TODAY: Early ‘90s: 3 years preparation/ recovery

13 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. 1.First Guarantee:Change won’t go away, it will only go faster. 2.Second Guarantee:No matter how well planned, change won’t be trouble- free. Three guarantees of change

14 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. No Matter How Exciting the Change is……..Expect a Sense of Loss. No Matter How Competent People Are……..Expect a Sense of Confusion.

15 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Three guarantees of change 1.First Guarantee:Change won’t go away, it will only go faster. 2.Second Guarantee:No matter how well planned, change won’t be trouble-free. 3.Third Guarantee:Each of us is accountable for making change successful.

16 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Change is a process CurrentTransitionFuture Time Where you are today Where you want to be Process of change

17 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. The Current State The current state is where we have been successful. The current state is comfortable. The current state is predictable.

18 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. The Future State The future state is not fully defined. The future state is worrisome. The future state may not match personal and professional goals.

19 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. The Transition State Messy Disorganized Less Productive Emotionally charged

20 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Transition dynamics Quantity? Quality? Energy Required? “Noise”?

21 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. The ADKAR Model

22 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. The five building blocks for successful change Awareness Desire Knowledge Ability Reinforcement

23 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. ADKAR was developed by Prosci Research after studying the change patterns of more than 700 companies. ADKAR represents the five goals of change that must be achieved for the change to be a success. ADKAR is the most effective tool for managing change at an individual level and guides activities at an organizational level. The ADKAR model

24 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Awareness of the need for change. What’s the nature of the change? Why is the change needed? What is the risk of not changing? The ADKAR model

25 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Desire to support the change. Personal choice to support the change. A decision to engage and participate. What’s in it for me (WIIFM)? The ADKAR model

26 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Knowledge on how to change. Understanding of how to change. Training and education of new skills. Learning new processes and tools. The ADKAR model

27 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Ability to implement new skills. Demonstrated capability to implement the change in the new environment. Achievement of the change in performance or behavior. The ADKAR model

28 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Reinforcement to sustain the change. Any action or event that strengthens the change or increases the likelihood that the change will be sustained. Recognition and rewards that sustain the change. The ADKAR model

29 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Complete the ADKAR Personal Worksheet. Discuss the different barrier points to change. Individual exercise

30 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. * Data from 327 companies undergoing major change projects. The number one obstacle to success for major change projects is employee resistance and the ineffective management of the people side of change. Research finding #1– Best Practices 2007

31 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Resistance The top obstacle to change is employee resistance. Resistance is a natural reaction to change. Do not underestimate the power of “comfort” with how things are today.

32 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Why staff members resist change? Prosci Research (2007 Study) 1.Lack of awareness. 2.Fear of the unknown. 3.Lack of job security. 4.Lack of sponsorship.

33 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Why CEOs/EDs resist change? Prosci Research (2007 Study) 1.Fear of losing control and authority. 2.Lack of time. 3.Comfort with the status quo. 4.No answer to “What’s in it for me?” 5.No involvement in solution design.

34 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. What are the most effective activities a CEO/ED can do when faced with a change within the agency? Best Practices Engage actively in the project. 2.Have face-to-face communications with employees. 3. Involve employees in the overall process.

35 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Most effective ways to reinforce change – Best Practices 2007 At the group level: Celebrations of project successes Formal recognition of group contributions Performance measurement Frequent communication Feedback opportunities At the individual level: 1.Recognition of efforts “Telling someone enthusiastically that they did a good job goes a long way.” 2.One-on-one discussions 3.Rewards 4.Performance measurement system 5.Feedback opportunities p. 46

36 Changing How Our Children Grow Up in America. Question and Answer?


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