Pathway of the Quarter: Change Agility

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Week 8: Section 3: Task 1.3 Readiness for Change Assessment

  • 1.  Week 8: Section 3: Task 1.3 Readiness for Change Assessment

    Posted 06-24-2019 17:03

    Hello everyone!

    Can you believe we are already 8 weeks in?! The final assignment in the Pathway of the Quarter: Change Agility is the Readiness for Change Assessment. The assessment takes just a few minutes and will give you an idea of where you fall in your readiness for change. Feel free to share your scores and the Quiz message here!



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    Laura Gibbs
    CUES
    Online Community Engagement Administrator
    laurag@cues.org
    608.288.5352
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  • 2.  RE: Week 8: Section 3: Task 1.3 Readiness for Change Assessment

    Posted 06-26-2019 10:48
    My score was 93 out of 120 (77%). My Quiz Message read: Change is easy for you. You're confident, flexible & optimistic. Be careful you don't get carried away by your confidence and the appeal of the new, to the detriment of you day to day work.

    I did not expect this type of message! I thought for sure I was going to get a "you could be more agile to change" message. I am very curious to see your messages too!

    Even though my assessment score and message told me that I'm confident, flexible & optimistic, I don't always feel that way when it comes to change. I'd like to become more confident when it comes to change. I'd like to embrace the change more readily. When a change comes, I am the person to question all the different scenarios so I have a clear understanding – maybe this is a good thing, maybe not – I'd like to be able to just hear the change, go with it and address situations as they come rather than stress out about the "what ifs". Is anyone else like me and like a to think of all the what ifs that this change could bring on, and how to handle them? Just me? Ok :)

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    Laura Gibbs
    CUES
    Online Community Engagement Administrator
    laurag@cues.org
    608.288.5352
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  • 3.  RE: Week 8: Section 3: Task 1.3 Readiness for Change Assessment

    Posted 06-27-2019 07:18
    I think when you complete any assessment, especially a free one online, we need to remember that these are designed to provide us with some base understanding and self-awareness, and to use them as a tool to gather information. I love when people reflect on a score, and may even be surprised, as you were Laura. I think that when we complete these assessments and are able to reflect on our scores and how representative they are of us. Knowing how you tend to respond to change (question the different scenarios as Laura mentioned), how that could be viewed by others and how we'd like to see ourselves adapt is supportive.

    In practicing what I preach, my score was 102 out of 120 (85%). I, like you Laura, tend to ask questions in an effort to move forward. I like to reflect on possible outcomes and situations as it helps me to feel prepared and bring my best to the change. I think this is a good thing as asking questions can open up issues or opportunities that others may not have recognized. However, as everyone processes through change differently, those that may move first and ask questions later can see my initial questions as resistance to change. Understanding this though, helps me to frame my questions to show that I am on board, but want to understand it better. Overall, it helps to open communication.

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    Jennifer Stangl
    Director/Professional Development
    CUES Staff
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  • 4.  RE: Week 8: Section 3: Task 1.3 Readiness for Change Assessment

    Posted 06-27-2019 10:10

    My score was a 90% with the same comments you stated.

     

    I too was a little surprised, but then not really.  I'm a positive person who's always looking for other ways to do things, looking for efficiencies, say "just because it's always been done that way, doesn't mean we have to keep doing it that way, kind of gal.  But I too feel like I could be more agile.  But maybe it's when we have more stake in the game or we're too close to the situation and we're not seeing everything from an outside perspective?

     

    You mention the what ifs and stressing about them.  I've gotten better in that I don't focus on them and often times others point out the what ifs and I'm glad they do – so don't stop.  But maybe we have to stop trying to be 100% sure of the what ifs and focus on the 80/20 rule.  If we're 80% sure we've got it and covered our basis, then we'll figure out the rest as we go along.  We can't plan for everything all the time.  But we have to be agile to roll with the punches as they come.

     

    Thanks,

    Michelle

     

    Michelle McClelland

    CFO

    Prospera Credit Union

    4830 N. Ballard Rd.

    Appleton, WI 54913

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  • 5.  RE: Week 8: Section 3: Task 1.3 Readiness for Change Assessment

    Posted 06-27-2019 11:21

    Hi Laura, Hi Michelle, Hi Jenn and everyone,

     

    I got a 97 percent with the same comments. But I feel like you do-I'm not always so open to change as I could be. I think it may be a process of always being refocused on change management best practices.

     

    As I've gained experience as a professional (I'm one of CUES' content/magazine editors), I've learned to be more patient with myself when I need to learn something new or when everything seems to be changing around me. I've also learned to seek more information when I'm feeling fearful about an outcome-and when no more information is available, to just keep breathing and take the next right step.

     

    At the same time, I do think that we can-and must-establish consistent processes for things we do over and over-and then prepare to change those processes as the environment evolves.

     

    Lisa

     

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    Lisa Hochgraf

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    lisa@cues.org

    608.288.5317

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  • 6.  RE: Week 8: Section 3: Task 1.3 Readiness for Change Assessment

    Posted 5 days ago
    Edited by Jennifer Ertman 5 days ago
    My score was 78 out of 120 (65%) and my quiz message was:

    You are good at managing routine, expected changes, but the unexpected can still throw you off balance. As you keep developing your skills in this area, your ability to cope with the unexpected – and to help others cope – will continue to grow.

    I was not surprised by my score or the quiz message; I have not really embraced change until I reached 30 and realized that I have to slow down and think through things before just keeping things the same. I have always liked helping others and I see that I can utilize that to help with changes that are being made. Professionally, I like to know how the change is going to not only affect me, but also the rest of the organization and the members that we serve.

    I would like to work on thinking outside of the routine and getting comfortable with not always doing everything by the book. I am a creative person and would like to see that reflect in the way that I perform my work.

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    Jennifer Ertman
    Executive Administration Assistant
    Parkside Credit Union
    Westland MI
    734.525.0700
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  • 7.  RE: Week 8: Section 3: Task 1.3 Readiness for Change Assessment

    Posted 5 days ago
    Hi Jennifer,

    I've enjoyed reading everyone's responses to this assessment - it seems like we've all had a different experience when it comes to change and how we deal with it. I too like to know changes are going to affect me, they don't always affect me directly but they do affect our organization and knowing the why always helps me. Do you think that this pathway has helped or will help you in being more agile to change?

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    Laura Gibbs
    CUES
    Online Community Engagement Administrator
    laurag@cues.org
    608.288.5352
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  • 8.  RE: Week 8: Section 3: Task 1.3 Readiness for Change Assessment

    Posted 5 days ago

    Hi Laura,

     

    I do think that this pathway will help me be more agile to change in the future. Going through the pathway has made me reflect on how I approach things including change and how I can do things differently.

     

    I am still fairly new to the financial industry so I still have much to learn which will always include changes.

     

    Jennifer A. Ertman | Executive Administration Assistant

    1747 S. Newburgh Rd., Westland, MI 48186

    Phone: 734.525.0700 x152 | Fax: 734.293.4283 | ParksideCU.org

     

     

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