Imposed Change And Participative Change
The major difference between an imposed change and a participative change is the timing of the workforce involvement. Every organization change has some element of forced change. The role of change leadership is to help frame how much of the change is truly open to the creative process and then to create the conditions whereby the broadest segment of the organization can work to create the future state. This process starts by widely communicating the state of the system, the case for change, a compelling vision for the future, and the change strategy to the work force. This creates a base from which people can engage in creative learning. Although it is helpful as a support mechanism, posting the business case on the web or laminating it onto pocket cards is not adequate. The information must be put forth in a way that people can see it and engage it.