How It Works
Mastering the Change Curve is based upon years of research, experience, and the Kubler-Ross grief model. Using a current change initiative as a frame of reference, individuals respond to a series of 24 statements that describe responses to change, choosing from a five-point scale of "Almost Totally True" to "Almost Totally Untrue." The soft-skills assessment identifies which change phase the individual is currently experiencing, and it also provides subscores in each of the dimensions. Mastering the Change Curve takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and we recommend you allow one to two hours for the interpretation of results, debrief, and action planning.
The facilitator set includes tools to lead a meaningful two-hour training session, including background information, step-by-step workshop guidelines, the "Four Phases of Change," the "Change Curve Model," optional activities, alternative training designs, and a professional Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Trainer certification is not required to administer or facilitate Mastering the Change Curve.
Uses and Applications
Mastering the Change Curve is appropriate for any individual in the midst of organizational change. It can be used as a stand-alone learning instrument, as a change management assessment resource, as the centerpiece of a more comprehensive curriculum, or as a tool to:
- Provide support at the early stages of a new change effort.
- Help individuals adapt to changes they did not initiate.
- Gauge and interpret individual or team reactions to change.
- Bring issues and concerns to the surface.
- Spark discussion during a planning session, team-building session, or management retreat.
- Pinpoint one's current stage in the change management assessment process
- Learn the four phases of change
- Understand the "Change Curve Model"
- Identify productive and nonproductive change behaviors
- Develop a strategy for mastering change