On Your Mark, Get Set, 4Dx for Blended Learning!!!
In the course, I am taking for Leading Organizational Change we are studying how to make a change. I have learned that in a change process we have to win over the hearts and minds of people. We need to connect at the heart for a change. The most successful cases of change studied proved that the influence came from the heart, not the mind. This idea supports why Simon Sinek argues that people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Successful organizations and people understand this fundamental principle. I used this principle to connect to the heart of stakeholders for the innovation I am planning in my course.
Last week I learned about the Influencer Model. The Influencer concentrates on six sources of influence that can have a significant impact on shaping behavior. We can use those influences to bring about a change. Recently, I developed an influencer strategy to shape desired vital behaviors for our implementation plan. In this week’s module, we are studying the 4Dx model “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” which has similar components and routines as the Influencer. Identifying vital behaviors and using the six sources of influence, needs to be applied before the 4Dx model. The purpose behind the Influencer is focusing on changing behaviors to get the results we need, while the 4Dx model provides precise rules to execute our plan. 4Dx does have a component of influence, it uses the lead measures as leverage. 4Dx and the Influencer are very similar in many ways focusing on crystal clear goals or results. The theory of 4Dx is that while we have goals we would like to pursue we’re always caught up in the “whirlwind” of our daily routine, and it always takes precedence. Do you recall the last major initiative that failed or suffocated by other competing priorities? The “whirlwind” of urgent activities required to keep the daily operation running consumed all the time and energy needed to invest in new goals. The 4 Disciplines of execution will change all of that and execute our primary goal in the midst of a whirlwind.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
The 4Dx model is a system to help achieve the most important goals and produce breakthrough results. To install 4DX, as a team there are 5 stages of Behavior Change, these are key actions that will guide a team through the challenging process of changing behavior.
STAGE 1: GETTING CLEAR
Wildly Important Goal
Act on Lead Measures
Create a Cadence of Accountability
Stage 2: LAUNCH
Stage 3: ADOPTION
Stage 4: OPTIMIZATION
Stage 5: HABITS
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