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12 steps for change

Keys to successful teams include

  • people – separate people from problems;
  • interests –   focus on issues, not positions,
  • options – generate a variety of solutions, criteria- define and set objective standards

12 steps to organizational change:

1. Admit we are not powerless over our organization

2. Believe that the organization is going to change, prosper and grow – with or without me

3.  Make a decision to reduce stress in work and home life

4. People who feel better do better work

5. Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of our company and ourselves,

6. Admit to falling in love with our job

7.  Admit we are ready for flexibility in our jobs and humbly ask for new assignments

8. Admit that we do not like change but accept it must happen

9. Make amends to stakeholders whenever possible

10. Develop strong working relationships between employees of different generations

11. Stop trying to play by the old rules, and

12. Stop acting like a victim. Get over it.


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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