Accountability BoxSometimes people need a nudge, let them nudge themselves!
- the organizational boundaries are too difficult to cross, or there might simply be too many boundaries to cross. An example would be trying to define a wide-reaching enterprise process that affects 12 departments.
- the person might not have the skills to participate in the change.
- the person might have 17 other priorities that need attention.
- What they’re committing to do
- When they plan to do it
- Who they are
- give it to a peer who will hold you accountable for doing that action.
- put it into the Accountability Box and have one of the facilitators, or change team members send you your sheet on the date you wrote down. (inter-office mail, scan and email it, put it in an envelope and drop it off on their desk etc)
- put all the sheets into the Accountability Box and randomly distribute them.
Stories and Examples
Benjamin Franklyn said, "All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move." We know not everyone affected by the change will be impacted by, or respond to, the change in the same way or with the same...
Read any article about how to ensure successful change (or why changes fail), and you're likely to see these patterns: we need communication, top-down support, strong leadership, a reason why (urgency), motivated individuals, and the right change method to follow....