Hear ye, hear ye!
Announcing the inaugural #changeblogchallenge!!
You know how I bang on a bit about change practitioners need to share their wisdom more in order for organisations, managers and leaders to understand what good change looks like? Well Heather Stagl of Enclaria and I reckon we might have a way to make that happen.
We’re creating a platform for a social media storm to share change practitioners wisdom. Here’s how it works:
Once every three months we focus on a key topic in change work.
You get to write a post / blog / article on that topic that is between 200 and 2000 words.
When you hit publish you hashtag it #changeblogchallenge so that others can find it.
You let your network know about it.
Where do I publish it?
- Linkedin updates (Shorter posts)
- Linkedin articles (longer articles)
- Your own blog
- Your own facebook page
- As a guest poster for some-one else who has a blog
- Instagram (if that’s your preference)
- Your internal ESN (eg yammer, Workplace, jive) – maybe get your leadership team to pen their thoughts?
What’s the publishing schedule and topics
Excellent question: here’s what we’re thinking with some suggested themes. It’s totally up to you though to interpret how you want.
January – March: Change Resistance
- Really? We’re still talking about resistance?
- How my thinking on change resistance has evolved?
- How do you identify resistance? What does it look like and how do you discover it?
- What do you do when you encounter resistance?
April – June: Change Communication
- What do you know about change communication now, that you didn’t know when you started
- 5 change communication tools / techniques / tactics you need to know about
- Agile change communication – more than just talk faster
July – September: Change Readiness
- The brain and change readiness
- If change is constant, what does perpetual change readiness mean
- 7 signs you’re not change ready
October – December: Change Leadership
- What it really means when “everybodies a leader’
- Why following ain’t so bad
- Change leadership in a VUCA world
- The article title should fit your article. In other words, don’t use “#ChangeBlogChallenge: Resistance” as your article title. Use something specific to your perspective, like “Ten Tips for Overcoming Resistance to Change.”
- Somewhere in your article, include “This article is a response to the #ChangeBlogChallenge on [topic]” with a link to this post or one that Heather has shared to kick it off.
- Sharing is caring: If you read something that resonates use the hashtag #ChangeBlogChallenge to share
- Let people know if you invite them to post their own #changeblogchallenge
- Use a related reading tag with other posts on the topic on the bottom of your post
- When you post your article on social media, use the hashtag #ChangeBlogChallenge.