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Change leaders first need to clarify their own role in leading the change, and then make sure they get the right people involved. It is important for you to build the change team by thinking about who is or should be involved in making the change you want to pursue.

Let’s begin by clarifying the change roles. Defining these roles ensures full coverage of all the critical responsibility areas, minimizes redundancy, and recognizes the fact that high involvement helps to create high commitment. Following are the major roles you w...


Cover of Planning and Managing Change


Subject Overview

Change doesn’t happen on its own; people make it happen. Even the best-conceived change initiatives can fail unless you prepare and engage your team early. Fortunately, input from different stakeholders can enrich the process and improve the outcome.

Lesson Introduction

Bringing together the right team is key for success. To achieve the best results, team members need to represent different stakeholder groups and possess certain characteristics.