Change is on the Wind: Managing Change for a New Landscape

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Written in the form of a fable, Change is on the Wind tackles the challenge of the ever-changing landscape of the modern office, where real estate is constantly shrinking while additional demands are placed on employees for innovation and productivity. How do you help employees make the leap to a new culture and location without missing a beat? The story begins on a savanna, or perhaps it s an office, where the King, or maybe the CEO, rules over a population that enjoys luxurious accommodations including enclosed personal spaces, private habitats, and spacious quarters. Sound familiar? But the King sees into the future, and announces that their land will soon be taken away! They must relocate the kingdom to smaller accommodations, across the Great Divide ...and soon! A guiding coalition is quickly formed, led by Lady K who recognizes that the real beastly work lies in getting the kingdom to accept change in order to live successfully and happily in the new land. She skillfully engages the kingdom s mighty and small in the top down-bottom up approach of an effective change program. A Change Agent Committee, representing all the tribes in the kingdom, is appointed, intentionally including a few resisters. A Pilot Project in the kingdom s coveted Central Park is the key to early wins. And a detailed communications plan that parallels design and construction is highly effective in getting the word out, squelching rumors, and involving the whole kingdom in the change. The fable format makes for delightful reading and presents a sound methodology to bring the mighty and the small along in the journey.

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Cheryl Duvall is a consultant, designer, speaker, coach, writer, and entrepreneur. She founded AvancÚ in recognition of her passion for interior design and the important role it plays in shaping behaviors in the workplace. Cheryl enjoys leading strategic planning efforts that explore alternative approaches to the design of the office environment. She uses creative change management techniques to engage building occupants throughout the design process, thus increasing their acceptance of change within the workplace. Cheryl holds a M.S. in Positive Organization Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University, and a B.S. in Interior Design from University of Maryland. She has been responsible for the design of eleven million square feet of interiors in addition to more than a dozen change initiatives. Her clients include Cisco Systems, Herman Miller, Virginia Department of Transportation, and HanesBrands. She is a past President of the International Interior Design Association, and was inducted into its College of Fellows in 1993. Cheryl is a noted writer, having served as Executive Editor of Perspective magazine, and is one of several contributing authors to McGraw-Hill s Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice, for which she authored the chapter Specialty Practices. She is a frequent speaker on various topics, including change management, coworking, innovative officing, and work-life fullness. Prior to forming AvancÚ in 2001, Cheryl was Senior Vice President of GHK Associates, a Top 20 interior design firm as ranked annually by Interior Design magazine. She led their Baltimore and Washington, D.C. offices after their acquisition of her firm, Duvall/Hendricks, in 1995. When she isn't working, you can find her sailing with her husband on the Chesapeake Bay, and waters beyond.

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You can't become what you need to be without change. Cheryl has taken her years of experience, cast them as an entertaining fable, and given us a charming way for any organization to think about and manage change. --Don Goeman, Executive Vice President, Research, Design, & Development, Herman Miller, Inc.

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! A wonderful, easy to understand, yet thorough treatment of the why, how, and what of Change Management. Each of us can identify with one or more of the characters in Cheryl's story. I roar my approval! --John H. Vivadelli, CEO AgilQuest Corporation

In this clever tale, Cheryl takes us through a playful but very poignant journey about workplace change and transformation. She not only shares change management best practices but allows us to experience how powerful the process can be when we harness the collective spirit of an organization. This book is a fun, informative, and non-threatening way to help any organization understand the power of place, and gives the encouragement to boldly step into a new way of working. --Kate North, Vice President, e-Work.com and Global Chair, IFMA s Workplace Evolutionaries (WE)

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! A wonderful, easy to understand, yet thorough treatment of the why, how, and what of Change Management. Each of us can identify with one or more of the characters in Cheryl's story. I roar my approval! --John H. Vivadelli, CEO AgilQuest Corporation

In this clever tale, Cheryl takes us through a playful but very poignant journey about workplace change and transformation. She not only shares change management best practices but allows us to experience how powerful the process can be when we harness the collective spirit of an organization. This book is a fun, informative, and non-threatening way to help any organization understand the power of place, and gives the encouragement to boldly step into a new way of working. --Kate North, Vice President, e-Work.com and Global Chair, IFMA s Workplace Evolutionaries (WE)

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