Chapter 3

Making Change Stick

In This Chapter

arrow Creating buy-in and keeping motivation high

arrow Overcoming common obstacles to change

arrow Measuring how far you've come (and going on from there)

arrow Maintaining momentum and easing future change

Welcome to the reality of change: getting through the change when obstacles are in the way and making the change last long after the project is complete. When you know where you want to go and how to make the change process happen, you need to know how to break through resistance from employees, manage stress levels, and make midcourse corrections if necessary. Not to get too far ahead here, but you also need to know how to make sure the change everyone worked so hard for stays in place after it happens.

Sounds like a lot, right? Yes, but it's manageable, and you're just the person to make it happen. Read on to find out how.

Getting Employees on Board and Keeping Them Motivated

All the work you have done to this point in your change project has set a perfect stage for change success: You have a vision, a need, a plan with appropriate measures, and a great ...

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