Advice from an Instructional Design Consultant: 4 Stages of a Change Initiative
Organizational change initiatives carry the burden for assuring the entire team understands and respects the new rules. When mergers or acquisitions are on the horizon, change can create organizational confusion and this disharmony may result in organizational fallout.
Hiring contracts trainers to create training materials can facilitate changes during the life cycle of change initiatives. Especially because contract instructional design consultants have a deep understanding of training methodology and can create training programs that will reinforce the new behaviors of the change initiative.
Understanding how change affects individuals psychologically and having the process in place to support and negate negative process can assure a smooth transition to new behaviors and activities.
The four stages of change include: