Tuesday, March 24, 2009


It is the change associated with more sustainable meetings that challenges both people and organizations. Change can be both scary AND incredibly rewarding. Today--more than ever--we are being asked to change as business and the economy require new vision. I am learning more about it in hopes of making the transition to sustainably meetings and business easier for all involved.

As a part of my research, I am now reading "The Heart of Change" by John P. Kotter. In his book he talks about the Eight Steps for Successful Change which he believes are:

1. Increase urgency
2. Build the guiding team
3. Get the vision right
4. Communicate for buy-in
5. Empower action
6. Create short-term wins
7. Don't let up
8. Make change stick

These are exactly the steps we are finding when organizations start incorporating green meeting practices into their programs. Facinating! I can think of case studies for each of these in the work we have done. I will make sure in future posts to share those and would welcome stories you have about change in your organization as well!

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