Projects at Work

Change Starts With You

With all the effort and attention we spend on getting stakeholders and teams to accept change, how much attention are we paying to ourselves? Here’s a guide to examining your own response to change, which will, in turn, sharpen the context and understanding you share with others.


Beth Spriggs

Vice President, Technology, Leadership for Educational Equity

Author of The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats. Available o…

We spend a lot of time, effort, and energy learning about and skillfully managing change. We work hard to get users to adopt our new system or process, to get people to buy in to the changes that come with our projects, and conducting organizational change analyses to determine change thresholds. Our ability to get people to accept the changes that result from our projects is, in large measure, how we determine project success. If a process or system is put in place and nobody uses it — if a tree falls in a forest and nobody hears it — did it happen?

With all the effort and attention we spend on getting our stakeholders to accept change, how much attention are we paying to …



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