IDEAS TO ACTION FIELD GUIDE

HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE

This field guide presents seven pathways designed to help teams on their journeys of learning and transformation.

Each pathway is goal-oriented, packed with tools to help you and your team. To dive in, select the pathway that matches your goal and choose a concept. You can also use the search bar or reach out to us at research@upwithcommunity.org.

Addressing Root Causes

Purpose and Action

How the World Works

Improving Team Health

Testing Ideas

Preparing for Change

UWC Resources

Overview

A problem is a sign of what is blocking our impact or progress—it is the symptom. An issue is the underlying cause of one or more problems that we can directly address. We must take time to fully understand our problems and issues, and the root causes of both in order to choose the most strategic focus for our learning.

Overview

Teams often begin change projects before they have clarified language, aligned their intent, and determined how a change project will connect to their larger strategic goals. Spending more time clarifying frameworks, developing personal and professional commitment to change, as well as better understanding the outcomes of the project will set a stronger foundation for success.

Overview

Major strategic initiatives need the solid foundation of a healthy organization to flourish. This includes effective internal communications, focused decision-making, useful performance evaluation, life-giving management, and conflict resolution.

Overview

Breaking the status quo and opening up new possibilities for equity and freedom in our work requires innovative experiments. Teams must ensure that all members have the ability to act on the vision and goals they are co-creating.

Overview

Our minds cannot move toward racial justice, equity or transformation if our bodies are not prepared for change. This pathway offers those preparations that we have found most beneficial to adult learning.

Overview

Explore the interviews, frameworks, templates and articles created and published by Up With Community. Some of these resources have been distributed by our team and others published by partner organizations. We continue to add to this collection regularly.

Setting up change management

A learning project requires systems to help teams move through the change together. These resources can help you build the scaffolding for growth.

Guide

Change management: Telling the story as you go

Tell your organization’s story through the common stages of organizational change.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusiveness Consulting
Guide

Bridges' Transition Model: Guiding People Through Change

Guide people through change while better understanding how they are personally experiencing that change.

Mindtools
Guide

Process of change (slides 6, 7, 8)

Understand a dynamic model of change for individuals and organizations. This resource focuses on slides 6, 7, and 8.

Linkedin, Visions Inc.
Interview

Making the Toughest Calls

Make the right decision even when you are faced with an ethical dilemma.

Harvard Business Review (HBR)
Framework

Enduring Ideas: The 7-S Framework

Better perceive interrelated factors that influence an organization's ability to change.

Mckinsey Quarterly
Guide

ADKAR model

Explore a goal-oriented change management model guiding individual and organizational change.

Prosci
Guide

The 8-Step Process for Leading Change

Explore Kotter's well-known eight-step Change Model and related resources.

Kotter
Report

Turning Change Upside Down

Better understand the myths about organizational change management and what they can impart to us.

Accenture
Toolkit

State Shifting - Four Step Process

Review four critical steps associated with changing your state of mind, which can improve the way you respond to dynamic situations.

Social Transformation Project
Guide

The Stages of Organizational Transformation

Explore six potential stages of organizational transformation and how they may present themselves.

 
Framework

The Satir Change Model

Discover a system that helps people improve their lives by transforming the way they see and express themselves.

Steven M. Smith
PowerPoint

Change Management: An End-to-End Process Guide

Explore nine concrete steps for change management.

Corporate Executive Board (CEB), now Gartner

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Giving thanks: We share these resources in gratitude to all of our teachers and with appreciation for the value they have brought us. The field guide is a living resource that we are consistently adding to. We receive no payment or kickbacks for sharing. Access and use of these resources should be done at one’s own discretion. If you see a resource you like, we encourage you to reach out to the author.

Have a resource to add? We are always looking to expand the resources we can share. If you have a tool/resource/link you would like to share with UWC and its partners, please email us: research@upwithcommunity.org.

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