20 Kas Are you ready to make a shift in your life or other people’s lives?
Are you a coach, leader, manager, healer?
You might be in private business or professional life. Are you managing change right now?
These questions are mostly for people in leadership positions. However, they can relate to anyone, we can all influence and be leaders within our sphere of influence, the world of our daily lives.
Do you feel frustrated by not knowing what else to do to influence change, even you feel that you are doing your best, and you are very willing to help everyone?
Have you ever thought that you are a change leader? Yes, you are! You are driving the change, and I can share with you that it is not an easy process. If it is not managed, understood well, it will be a very frustrating and time-consuming effort. You need to know what triggers good change, make a shift and know how to be ready to change. Nature is self-organizing. If you do not manage well, you will inevitably lose a good team member, a good customer or a potential customer.
(The above illustration is Virginia Satir Change Model. Virginia Satir focuses not just on the system of people but also on individual people making it a robust model. It shows clearer picture of the stages of change from Status Quo- Chaos- Integration- Practice- New Status Quo)
Which state are you in right now?
Do you feel like you are stuck in your current position, but you feel that you are not willing or able to take action, making it even more frustrating for you? Do you relate to this? If yes, come closer and listen to me;
Maybe you are ready for change and your team is not ready for change, maybe you need some more research, contemplation before making a decision for better movement. Be compassionate with yourself and listen yourself carefully, and deeply. The mind-body connection is very important in this case. Or maybe you have lingered a lot in the contemplation period and you need support to move forward to create the life and the business that you desire.
The “Transtheoretical model”, (Prochaska & DiClemente, 1983; Prochaska, DiClemente, & Norcross, 1992) is an integrative, biopsychosocial model used to conceptualize the process of intentional behavior change. Their model is based not on abstract theories but on their personal observations of how people went about modifying problem behaviors. The six stages of the model are:
Pre-contemplation (Not Ready)
People in the Pre-contemplation stage do not intend to take action in the foreseeable future, usually measured as the next six months. Being uninformed or underinformed about the consequences of one’s behavior may cause a person to be in the Pre-contemplation stage. Multiple unsuccessful attempts at change can lead to demoralization about the ability to change. Both the uninformed and under informed tend to avoid reading, talking, or thinking about their high-risk behaviors. They are often characterized in other theories as resistant, unmotivated, or unready for help. The fact is, traditional programs were not ready for such individuals and were not designed to meet their needs.
Contemplation (Getting Ready)
Contemplation is the stage in which people intend to change in the next six months. They are more aware of the pros of changing, but are also acutely aware of the cons. In a meta-analysis across 48 health risk behaviors, the pros and cons of changing were equal (Hall & Rossi, 2008). This weighting between the costs and benefits of changing can produce profound ambivalence that can cause people to remain in this stage for long periods of time. This phenomenon is often characterized as chronic contemplation or behavioral procrastination. Individuals in the Contemplation stage are not ready for traditional action-oriented programs that expect participants to act immediately.
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Understanding your readiness or your client’s readiness to change by being familiar with the six-stage model of change can help you choose an approach that is right for you, your client, or your team, your company.
And I am here to help you to understand the dynamics of change and how to manage it strategically and make a shift toward successful change management.
Have a great week,
Sucess & Transformational Coach
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