Change Management Storytelling: Words That Matter
Words are not just a mechanism of conveyance. They are a mechanism of influence. Given below are three research based findings from Robert Cialdini’s book Pre- Suasion: A Revolutionary Way To Influence And Persuade that prove that words are a mechanism of influence. 1) WORDS THAT CONNOTE ACHIEVEMENT Studies have shown that subtly exposing individuals to words that connote achievement ( win,…

Change Management Storytelling: Is Change Assistance a part of your Change story?
Desired Change rarely takes place by only presenting consequences of not changing or benefits of changing. Effective Change Management Storytelling requires another important element. Robert Cialdini’s  book Pre-Suasion informs that as a rule, communications that present the most frightening consequences of poor health habits work better than milder messages or messages that present the positive consequences of good habits.The more prominent and…

Change Management Storytelling: Story of Now Matters?
In Change Management Storytelling talking about how is the current situation is very important. Today, whilst working on Change Management Storytelling Project  I was having a casual conversation with some of the leaders to gain some insights on the project. During this conversation, one of the leader asked me ” why are you so fussed about knowing how are we working now?…

Change Management Storytelling: I gave Incentives and Change implementation failed
Why desired change behaviours should never be incentivised? Last week I was invited to speak on Storytelling for Change at a Learning Festival of an Organisation. I was surprised to notice that the employees upon attending a speaking session were allowed to get a stamp on their Learning Passports and once they had certain numbers of stamps they could win prizes like…

Change Management Storytelling: How I made my post workshop learning better?
Telling someone to change is one thing and teaching them how to change is another. At the end of a my Storytelling Workshops there are two types of inner dialogues that take place. My inner dialogue is,”I hope the participants change the way they communicate” and participant’s inner dialogue is “this time I am really going to change” My inner dialogue…

Change Management Storytelling: Why being Happy Feet with Change is a better Strategy
Change Management Storytelling and why how we position it matters. In my recent work in Change Management Storytelling I have noticed that most leaders start talking about change like this. ” I am really sorry that we are changing the way we do ticketing” ” I am sorry we have to put you through yet another change ” ” The new change…

Change Management Storytelling : Indra Nooyi on Change & Challenges
A great example of Change Management Storytelling Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO is asked about Change in an interview with Doug McMillon Walmart President and CEO. What we are use to is a response that sounds something like this ” Change is hard, you have employees to please, investors to please and the pace of the change is just unmanageable ”…

Change Management Storytelling: Can the Change, Change Sally’s Story ?
Change Management Storytelling is about Changing Stories of individuals. Change management is defined like this –  It is the discipline that guides how we prepare, equip and support individuals to successfully adopt change in order to drive organizational success and outcomes. I personally do not agree with this definition because the conventional approach to change management does not take in to account…