Creating animated stories to communicate change – here’s what we’ve learned

Stickystories.co Co-Director Leisha Boyle shares learnings gathered from developing custom Sticky Stories for clients who brought storytelling to their corporate change programs.

After living through decades of change programs I’ve seen many fresh, creative approaches to change communications. The most powerful are always story-driven. They are simple and personal communications crafted from an understanding of change impacts on real people, reflecting their perspective and priorities, and empathising with the challenges that workplace changes will bring for these people.

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Change resistance turns around with engagement – what does that look like?

Sometimes you need to observe people responding to workplace change negatively, and then witness their turn around to become advocates, to prompt a rethink of 'change resistance'. We've made these two Sticky Stories about Dave so that you can gain an insight into this in only two minutes, and start a conversation in your own workplace about engaging people in change.

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Turn your presentation into a story. Easy.

“That’s great stuff” your manager says encouragingly. “But we need them to really connect with this, if we’re going to get a decision from them. Turn the presentation into a story, show them what this change will really mean.”

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Unmanaged performance issues can eat away at your team

One of the most daunting tasks that confronts a leader is the management of underperformance within the team. It's never straightforward and there are so many reasons a person may not be contributing as expected. There is emotion involved and it can be a challenge for leaders to take a fair and balanced approach, working effectively with their team member to turn the situation around and find solutions.

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Where to find change management workshop ideas and materials

Sometimes you need to pull together a training session or workshop with very little lead time and you turn to the internet for help. And while you don't have much time, you still want your session to be a raging success, and to be memorable for something fresh and different that caught everyone's attention. Well here are some shortcuts that might help you make your deadline, get people engaged and help lift the lid off organizational change.

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What’s different for business stakeholders when it’s an Agile approach?

There is a lot of material you can read on working in an Agile team, and how different it is to a traditional ‘waterfall’ project approach. But what is it like for the business stakeholders that work closely with a project team to make all the big decisions?

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Sticky Stories introduces pay-per-download

A year after starting our Sticky Stories library with only 12 stories in it, we are now relaunching our 40+ story collection with a few changes. In a nutshell, our customers can now download Sticky Stories individually at really affordable prices. We are pretty excited about it, we hope you are too!

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Engaging Stakeholders in Change – Infographic

Every individual stakeholder or group has their own story. To go hand in hand with our Sticky Story Are all our stakeholders equal? (part of our 'Free to Play' selection) we've developed this handy infographic to help you plan effective engagement activities and achieve the ideal 'future story' for each stakeholder.

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Managing stakeholders through change? Understand their stories and tailor your approach

If you work in projects or the delivery of change, you probably use tools to help analyse and categorise your stakeholders (normally a spreadsheet or a quadrant mapping tool) based on how much they are affected and how much they can influence a change. Project managers and change practitioners know that stakeholders all come with their own history and expectations, and the better this is understood, the more effective our engagement strategies will be.

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