Change Storytelling : Changing Minds
Recently, I had an opportunity to be involved in building a Change Narrative for a leading semiconductor manufacturing company. The factory is on its way to become a Smart Factory. Whilst running the project at one stage I sensed through conversation with the leadership team that most of the factory workers had a view that this drive for automation and robotics is…

Change Storytelling: Telling The Truth But in the Wrong Frame
Over the last few months whilst running Change Management Storytelling Programs I have asked several rank and file staff ( impacted by the change ) ” Why do you think your organisation is changing?” After hearing several responses, I can confidently say rank and file staff’s  worldview is, all change initiatives are driven by profitability and there is no care or concern…

Storytelling with Pattern Matching : A Shortcut
Storytelling with Pattern matching is a shortcut to a desired outcome. There is a company with a staff strength of 10,500 employees. The company introduces a CRM system change. Leadership team wants to convince each and every staff  that the change is good for them. The change promises efficiency. Expensive and arduous efforts to convince everyone begin. At the end of the…

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…