The “River of Change” – Helping leaders navigate the transition…

The river of change

Change has become the new normal

To assist people to cope with change, a key distinction we see as critical is the difference between “change” and “transition”.  Change is what takes place (new structure, new boss, new team, new role, new operating model, new products/services, new policies, etc) and Transition is the psychological impact of the experience…  we call this the “crossing the river” experience – how people think, feel and act in response to the change.

Based on Pio Barone Lumaga’s insight into what happens during an innovation process, the River of Change is a group process that we offer to assist teams and broader leadership communities understand and make sense of the changes that are impacting on them, or what they need to lead.  Pio and Sean have collaborated in the co-design and delivery of “change leadership” workshops for executives, internal change managers and organisational development practitioners.  We have seen how this process makes a difference across sectors – whether this is about assisting Deans across a University dialogue the pedagogical and administrative implications of a revised post graduate curriculum, to Investment Managers rethinking new investment products, to FMCG executives learning how to navigate the changes in their core portfolio, or for Regional Sales Managers appreciating the impact of new channel solutions for insurance products…

“Change Management” is an old term that describes both the requirements of the effective execution/implementation of the task (the project itself) as well as helping people to understand and adapt (cope) with the transition experience.

The River of Change is a unique approach to “change management” – the metaphor and tried and tested process (methodology) will help you to lead others through the changes that are being implemented…