Identifying Your Type of Change (TLIB3)

This free Tool guides you through identifying the type of change your work entails. This work is part of the larger CLR Task: Clarify Type of Change (Task I.B.3). Within the CLR process flow, you would already have clarified your plan to create your case for change and determined your type of change as a part of it.

This free Tool guides you through identifying the type of change your work entails. There are three very different types of change that occur in organizations: developmental, transitional and transformational. This Tool provides a thorough description of each and a worksheet to help you determine which type is the primary influence in your change effort.

This work is carried out in the CLR Task: Clarify Type of Change (Task I.B.3), which is part of the CLR Activity I.B Create Case for Change and Determine Initial Desired Outcomes. If you are working within the CLR process flow, you would already have clarified your plan to create your case for change.

As you become familiar with each type of change, you will discover that your case for change is strongly shaped by which type you are leading. Knowing the type of change will also shape your change strategy, since you will use different approaches depending on the type you are dealing with. This step is vital to a successful change effort, as one size does not fit all types of change.

RESOURCE Type

Tool

Duration

25-35 minutes to read, with additional time to complete the worksheet

TOPICS

Change Strategy, Enterprise Change Best Practices

Technology

Internet access; web-enabled computer, tablet or smartphone; free Adobe Acrobat Reader

Content Source

CLR, Phase I, Task I.B.3

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Kim Hafjall
Posted 6 hours ago
Brilliant overview and easy description fo the 3 types of changes

Helps to quickly identify which type of change is most likely at play and explain to leaders and other stakeholders what approach is then required to effectively manage it.

Virginie Carrier
Posted 2 days ago
Type of Change vs Capability

Extremely well done: structured, simple, brings concepts together in a clear manner while combining examples that illustrate well what each type of change can be about and look like. Differentiating the types of changes to work on also establishes a basis to determine how to resource a change team: what skill sets, attitude an overall capability will be needed to fully support the change(s).

Mary Oelsen
Posted 1 week ago
Insightful

I have not considered personal development as a type of change and it certainly opened my mind just how big an impact there currently is on our teams. If one combine with an HR performance process the impact of lock down and new ways of work we are not dealing just with transition and transformation, we are experiencing all three levels of change at the same time. Mind blowing!

Suzanne Baldwin
Posted 2 weeks ago
Helpful and thorough

I appreciated the visuals and how each type of change was given a thorough definition, examples and what to do to effectively implement this type of change. The tool is also simple yet useful.

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Course Includes

  • 6 Lessons
  • 3 Topics