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Monday, December 24, 2012

Formula for Change



Gleicher's Change Formula D X V X F  > R asserts, “Three factors must be present for meaningful change to take place. These factors are D= Dissatisfaction with how things are now. V= Vision of what is possible. F= First, concrete steps that can be taken towards the vision. 

If the product of these three factors is greater than R= Resistance, then change is possible. Because D, V, and F are multiplied if any one is absent or low, then it will be harder to overcome resistance to change."

To test it out consider a significant change that lasted on your team, in your leadership or with your organization.
  • What was irritating you? What wasn't working anymore?
  • What was your desired future state? What did success look like, sound like, feel like? How did the aspiration benefit all?
  • What was first? What baby steps did you take physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually? How was each action aligned with the dream?
  • What did you notice about the creative tension between the dissatisfaction, desire and action and resistance as you progressed?
If the formula worked, apply what you learned in another category.

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