District Administration January 2020 - 60

ProfessionalOpinion
The secret sauce
for successful cultural change
Change can be a disrupting factor for employees if you don't have a management plan

I

t doesn't matter what industry or
business sector you work in today.
The landscape of every organization, including K-12, is changing
quickly. Growth in consumer digital
technology and automation is resulting
in organizations embarking quickly on
digital transformation strategies.
Transformation is disruptive. Unfortunately, most organizations do not
appreciate how emotional and personal
change can be for the employees who
are affected. Most organizations simply
believe that having a training plan is
enough to prepare employees.
Secret sauce
Here is the secret sauce: Organizational
change management (OCM) is a framework designed to provide the emotional
support employees need. To understand
OCM, it is important to know the differences between change and change
management. Change is a move from
one's current state to a transition state,
which leads to a future state. Change
management takes that process one step
further and supports the individuals impacted by change.
Defining the solution is not part of
the OCM methodology. Designing, developing and implementing the solution
are elements of a project management
methodology. Recognizing the need for
change and providing necessary emotional supports are elements of OCM.
Both methodologies are required for

DAmag.me/ocm
60 | January 2020

By Lenny Schad

Address what employees
really need to know:
How is this change
going to affect me?
any project to be successful, but are mutually exclusive and parallel.
Without a proven OCM methodology, it is difficult to manage the people
side of change. Communication and
training plans are not enough to successfully implement a major initiative.
Most communication plans are essentially "telling plans." They do not
address what employees really need to
know: How is this change going to affect me? Training plans do not explain
why the change is happening and why
an employee should be excited.
Critical factors
When deciding on the right OCM
methodology, consider the following
critical factors.
* Make sure the selected methodology and implementation partner have
proven track records in K-12. OCM is
common in the private sector, but K-12
has just started to embrace the concept.
An implementation partner cannot be
successful without a basic understanding of the K-12 environment, culture
and processes.
* Look for methodologies that are
scalable and easy to use. OCM is a
process that should be used for any significant implementation and should not
be limited to transformational projects.
* Seek out methodologies that

provide training and certification.
Investing in-house resources to become
certified will save money. It can also
reinforce your leadership commitment
to OCM.
Pushing change never works
Leaders should emphasize that they are
getting an organization ready for change.
Implementing and leveraging an OCM
methodology allows leaders to show employees that they understand the emotional impact of change. When leaders
create the expectation that they are preparing an organization for change-not
forcing it-a culture emerges that embraces continuous improvement.
To provide more strategies on leading a technology team, I am excited to
announce the 2020 schedule for District Administration's CIO Summits.
They will focus on the top trends and
issues facing K-12 technology leaders. We have engaged a powerhouse
lineup of speakers who will provide
practical leadership and strategic
practices, and we will offer hands-on
learning. Attendees will work closely
with their peers, establishing new and
hopefully long-lasting professional
relationships.
The CIO Summits will be held
October 14-16 in Chicago and November 18-20 in Long Beach, California.
To register and learn more, visit
daleadershipinstitute.com/events. DA
Lenny Schad, one of the most prominent
voices in K-12 technology leadership,
is District Administration's chief
information and innovation officer and
technology editor at large.
DistrictAdministration.com


http://www.daleadershipinstitute.com/events http://www.DAmag.me/ocm http://www.DistrictAdministration.com

District Administration January 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of District Administration January 2020

District Administration January 2020 - Cover1
District Administration January 2020 - Cover2
District Administration January 2020 - 1
District Administration January 2020 - 2
District Administration January 2020 - 3
District Administration January 2020 - 4
District Administration January 2020 - 5
District Administration January 2020 - 6
District Administration January 2020 - 7
District Administration January 2020 - 8
District Administration January 2020 - 9
District Administration January 2020 - 10
District Administration January 2020 - 11
District Administration January 2020 - 12
District Administration January 2020 - 13
District Administration January 2020 - 14
District Administration January 2020 - 15
District Administration January 2020 - 16
District Administration January 2020 - 17
District Administration January 2020 - 18
District Administration January 2020 - 19
District Administration January 2020 - 20
District Administration January 2020 - 21
District Administration January 2020 - 22
District Administration January 2020 - 23
District Administration January 2020 - 24
District Administration January 2020 - 25
District Administration January 2020 - 26
District Administration January 2020 - 27
District Administration January 2020 - 28
District Administration January 2020 - 29
District Administration January 2020 - 30
District Administration January 2020 - 31
District Administration January 2020 - 32
District Administration January 2020 - 33
District Administration January 2020 - 34
District Administration January 2020 - 35
District Administration January 2020 - 36
District Administration January 2020 - 37
District Administration January 2020 - 38
District Administration January 2020 - 39
District Administration January 2020 - 40
District Administration January 2020 - 41
District Administration January 2020 - 42
District Administration January 2020 - 43
District Administration January 2020 - 44
District Administration January 2020 - 45
District Administration January 2020 - 46
District Administration January 2020 - 47
District Administration January 2020 - 48
District Administration January 2020 - 49
District Administration January 2020 - 50
District Administration January 2020 - 51
District Administration January 2020 - 52
District Administration January 2020 - 53
District Administration January 2020 - 54
District Administration January 2020 - 55
District Administration January 2020 - 56
District Administration January 2020 - 57
District Administration January 2020 - 58
District Administration January 2020 - 59
District Administration January 2020 - 60
District Administration January 2020 - Cover3
District Administration January 2020 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0920
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_070820
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0620
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0520
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0420
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0320
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0220
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0120
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_1119
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_1019
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0919
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0719
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0619
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0519
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0419
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0319
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0219
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0119
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/TechX_1218
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_1218
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_1118
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_1018
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0918
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0818
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0718
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/TechX_0618
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0618v3
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0518
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0418
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0318
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0218
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0118
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_1217
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/TechX_1217
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_1117
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_1017
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0917
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0817
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0717
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0617
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/TechX_0617
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0517
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0417
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0317
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0217
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_SR0117Final
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0117
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_1216
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_1116
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_1016
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0916
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0816
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0716
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0616
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0516
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA0416
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0316
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA_0216
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/DA
https://www.nxtbook.com/pmg/DA/1215
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201505_AudioVisualSolutions
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201407
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201406
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201405
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201405_AudioVisualSolutions
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201307
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201306
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201305
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201302
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201301
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da201301_AudioVisualSolutions
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da_avguide0112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1208
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0208
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0807
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0707
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0407
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0307
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0207
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1206
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da1006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0806
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da-palm0606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0606-av
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pmg/da0406
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com