One of the key life competencies required of people today, in all kinds of different situations, is the ability to anticipate and respond effectively to change. By demonstrating effective change agent skills, we will be able to lead ourselves, individuals and groups in implementing actions that enable vision to be transformed into reality.
Change comes in many forms. Whatever form it takes, change needs to be managed well in order to ensure the best possible outcome.
Research has shown that there are seven categories that contribute to effective change management. These are:
- Proactive thinking
- Organisation for change
- Involving others
- Visioning the future
- Communicating clearly
- Breaking from the past
- Consolidating new learning
This competency-based questionnaire has been designed to help you understand more about your relative skills or abilities in each of these critical areas, and give you a picture of your overall ability to demonstrate effective change management. This will help you determine where to target your development activities in order to improve your skills.
Although primarily intended as a self-assessment, the questions have been worded so this tool can also be used for 180 or 360-degree feedback (by purchasing extra copies of this booklet – one for each respondent).