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The key goal for any change initiative is sustainability that results in an improved learning culture. This requires a mindset shift and many other important elements. The bottom line though is the fact that change is hard for both the initiator and those beings asked to embrace the new initiative. A simple solution, make change fun.
Dr. Angeline Lim and Dianne Conway discuss the importance of instilling fun into the change process:
"Nearly every day, leaders must initiate and/or help to sustain some sort of change in others. This can be hard work! Often, leaders are taught to "overcome" the dark side of change such as resistance, pain, and the high probability of failure. Infusing fun into a change process helps to create a positive environment for change that contributes to its success."If you really want people to embrace change and get excited during the process add some fun factor. Take a look below to see what I mean.
So the next time you are faced with implementing the always challenging change process consider how you might positively influence behaviors, mindset, attitudes, and opinions through fun. This is not only an opportunity to be creative, but it can also go a long way towards building positive relationships with key stakeholders. For some more specific ideas make sure you read the article by Lim and Conway titled Five Ways to Use Fun For (a) Change. You might just have some fun yourself thinking about how you will help others embrace change in the future.