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As of October 2021, we are in the midst of a major project to bring a new edition of the Change Agent's Guide to completion and redesigning the website to bring you better ways to engage with its ideas and content.
In the meantime, please feel free to explore our content, while keeping in mind you are on a work-in-progress site.
The Change Agent’s Guide is knowledge designed to illustrate the systematic “Process of Change”, and how new ideas and innovations can be implemented and institutionalized in today's business, education, government and non-profit organizations. It provides an understanding of the roles of Change Agents in the processes related to Change.
Our Goal is to assist you in understanding that “process” whether through the website, email communications, consultations, seminars or workshops.
We are currently working on the 4th Edition of The Change Agent's Guide book and sharing content from this revised edition here for your use and sharing.
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The rainbow logic of change is your key to navigating this site. You will see it again and again and it's your key to understanding how the CHANGE process works.
The color scheme of the diagram is intended to have a certain logic.
It starts with red for CARE, think hot, angry, upset but not necessarily thinking too clearly.
Then, as various people get involved in constructive ways, it cools down to orange in RELATE, and then YELLOW, as in “Let’s figure out what the real problem is that we are so upset about.”
As we move toward solutions, (ACQUIRE and TRY) the world becomes greener, and when the solution spreads (EXTEND), we enter the clear blue sky of solution land.
From the blue, we begin again to be concerned with (a) whether we have really done a good job, and (b) whether we should be thinking again about the whole swath of problems that are out there (RENEW), blue merging to red as in purple or violet).
The circle keeps turning, and the rainbow follows.
• What is change?
• What is natural change in human affairs?
• What is change as a problem-solving process?
• What is change as a planned problem-solving process?
• Your Organization
• Your place
• Your situation
• This is the heart of this website. The logic and details of the model are all here.
• Each stage has several components and sub-stages. They are discussed in detail.
• Each CREATER stage points to an important change agent role.
• Which is yours now?
• What skills do you need to acquire to expand or strengthen your role?
• If not you, who do you need to recruit to fill the other roles?
When you have a checklist, your success rate goes up. This is true in all kinds of contexts from medicine to aviation to education. The more complexity in the environment, the more checklists matter. Using The Change Agent's Guide as your master checklist for managing change can help ensure your success.
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