The Eight Step Process of Successful Change : Iyer Subramanian The Eight Step Process of Successful Change PowerPoint Presentation: People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value." --Stephen Covey PowerPoint Presentation: "I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there." --Richard Feynman PowerPoint Presentation: Set the stage. 1. Create a sense of urgency. a. Help others see the need for change and the importance of acting immediately. PowerPoint Presentation: 2. Pull together the guiding team. a. Make sure there is a powerful group guiding the change-one with leadership skills, credibility, communications ability, authority, analytical skills, and a sense of urgency. PowerPoint Presentation: 3. Develop the change vision and strategy. a. Clarify how the future will be different from the past, and how you can make that future a reality. PowerPoint Presentation: Make it happen. 4. Communicate for understanding and buy in. a. Make sure as many others as possible understand and accept the vision and the strategy. PowerPoint Presentation: 5. Empower others to act. a. Remove as many barriers as possible on that those who want to make the vision a reality can do so. PowerPoint Presentation: 6. Produce short-term wins. a. Create some visible, unambiguous successes as soon as possible. 7. Don't let up. a. Press harder and faster after the first successes. Be relentless with initiating change after change until the vision is a reality. PowerPoint Presentation: Make it stick 8. Create a new culture. a. Hold on to the new ways of behaving and make sure they succeed, until they become strong enough to replace old traditions.