Rocking the Boat, Creating Change: NAED ADventure conference

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  1. 1. Creating Change NAED AdVenture Marketing Conference @LoisKelly
  2. 2. 1. Challenges 2. Qualities 3. Essential strategies 4. If youre the boss 5. Open mic
  3. 3. My biggest challenge in creating change is: 1.Afraid I might hurt my reputation/career 2.My boss is resistant to most new ideas 3.I hate dealing with conflict and controversy 4.The approval processes makes me crazy 5.My ideas go against the organizational culture
  4. 4. The top reasons my organization resists change: 1.Execs/owners will never agree to it 2.Not enough resources/too expensive/no budget 3.Weve tried that before and it didnt work 4.Need more convincing ROI 5.Like the way things are
  5. 5. Assumption s Fears Love way it wasCertainty The real obstacles are usually overlooked, not addressed. Discomfort
  6. 6. Troublemakers Good Rebels Complain Create Break rules Change rules Me-focused Mission-focused Problems Possibilities Alienate Attract Energy-sapping Energy-generating Assertions Questions Pessimist Optimist Point fingers Pinpoint causes Worry that Wonder if Obsessed Reluctant Source: Rebels At Work
  7. 7. We have no money so well have to think. -- Sir Ernest Rutherford, father of nuclear physics
  8. 8. The Change Quest See nee d Face fears Prepare Frame issue Enlist support Communicate like activist Prepare for conflict Succeed or quit Assess Reframe Adjust
  9. 9. Low Medium High How much value would this idea provide? Do we believe its possible? How much do we want to do it? Can we measure whether its working? Is it worth taking on?
  10. 10. Prepare
  11. 11. Prepare
  12. 12. FOUNDATIONAL: relationships and trust Prepare
  13. 13. Whats at stake Show how the idea relates to what people want. What could be Make the status quo unappealing. Why it can work People support ideas they think can work. What do people in your organization really want? Is it stated or unstated? Frame idea, communicate to effect behavior Frame issue
  14. 14. What its like today What it could be like Frame issue
  15. 15. What are your unshakable beliefs? Frame issue
  16. 16. Swim down together! DIT vs. DIY Enlist support
  17. 17. When just 10% of the population holds an unshakeable belief, their beliefs will always be accepted by the majority. 10% tipping point Network research scientists, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute http://news.rpi.edu/luwakkey/2902 Enlist support
  18. 18. 21 Urgency + purpose Persuasion science Process vs. presentation Communicate like activist
  19. 19. We fall in love with talking tactics and forget to connect new ideas to business strategy, beliefs. Communicate like activist
  20. 20. All change requires difficult conversations. And talking about the REAL issues. Disagreement & conflict
  21. 21. Consolidationonline channels. digital business costsmargins Urgency is not sufficient. Our brains are wired to run away from threats.
  22. 22. Objection Meaning Response There are no resources Its not a priority Explore importance, acknowledge How will THIS affect THAT in future? Desire for certainty What is known. Discomfort of unknowables Wheres the ROI? How will we know its working? Create measures Lets develop some consensus on this Uncertain of its merits What would it take for you to see value?
  23. 23. Assess
  24. 24. Where are you? Agony Phase Just getting started? Time to let go of idea? Quit? Positive Negative Low High Buzz Frustration Assess
  25. 25. Know when to quit
  26. 26. If you are the boss.
  27. 27. Be kind and thoughtful: Safety Call BS and be called on BS: Authenticity Invite cognitive diversity: Creativity Have a strong backbone & gentle heart: Empathy
  28. 28. We cant do that because. We can do that IF
  29. 29. Be willing to look at the real problem
  30. 30. What is the risk of NOT changing?
  31. 31. 35 Appreciate your rebels. Appreciation a greater motivator than money.
  32. 32. Newsletter, resources, posts: RebelsAtWork.com facebook.com/RebelsatWork @LoisKelly @RebelsatWork Find this presentation at: slideshare.net/Foghound
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