Change Management Glossary - Introduction
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Change: The transition from the current state ‘a’ to the future state ‘B’.
Change Agent: The individuals or groups whose task it is to effect change. They can be any member of an organisation or an external consultant involved in facilitating, supporting, influencing or implementing change. They might not be called ‘change agents’ as their official job title may not recognise or formalise their responsibility.
Change Capacity: The overall capacity and capability of an organisation to either effectively prepare for, or respond to, an increasingly unpredictable planned change.
Change Communication Plan (CCP): The plan that depicts the key communications, the channels and the timing of these messages or events.
Change Control: Unlike the process of organisational change management, this process is about modifications to documents, deliverables, or baselines. It ensures that modifications associated with the project are identified, documented, approved, or rejected. Change control is a major aspect of the broader discipline of change management.
Change Disruption: Future irreversible change that affects nearly every organisation as a result of living during the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). A period of disruption while the new change takes effect.
Change Fatigue: A general sense of apathy or passive resignation towards continual organisational changes by individuals, teams or leaders.
Change Freeze: The point at which scope changes to a programme are no longer permissible.
Change History Assessment© (CHA©): This can be used to assess and review the outcomes of earlier change programmes and initiatives. It provides organisational insights that may increase the likelihood of successful implementation through the analysis of lessons learned, mitigation of previous weaknesses and enhancement of future success.
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