Clarifying the mental and emotional shift each of us must go through to make any change.
Change initiatives fail because humans are hardwired to return to what’s worked for us in the past. Change from the Inside Out offers a straightforward process for rewiring ourselves and those we lead to be more change-capable.
Erika Andersen says avoiding change has been a historical imperative. In this book, she shows how we can overcome that reluctance and get good at making necessary change.
Then, using a fictional story about a jewelry business changing generational hands, Andersen lays out a five-step model for addressing both this human side of change and its practical aspects:
Step 1: Clarify the change and why it’s needed—Get clear on what the change is and the benefits it will bring.
Step 2: Envision the future state—Build a shared picture of the post-change future.
Step 3: Build the change—Bring together a change team, engage key stakeholders, and plan the change.
Step 4: Lead the transition—Build a transition plan that supports the human side of the change, then engage the whole organization in making the change.
Step 5: Keep the change going—Work to make your organization permanently more change-capable.
With opportunities to self-reflect and try out the ideas and approaches throughout, Erika Andersen’s book is a practical guide to thriving in this era of nonstop change.