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Understand Change—Position Yourself to Win

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Those most affected by change often least understand why the change is happening or who is behind the change initiative. This sad fact is one of the biggest obstacles to change. So the first thing you must understand is who created the change.

First, let's assign some official character names and roles for those involved in most organizational change scripts. Here are the three main players:

  • Change Initiators—those responsible for identifying and acting on the need for change (manage

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