Dealing With Change

Starter Kit for up to 5 Participants
Select Components:

Managers are often just as stressed as employees by the rigors of change and don't always have the time or the skills necessary to anticipate all of their employees' emotional and professional needs. So, too often, employees feel resentful, confused, fearful, or resistant – and the change effort stalls.

Dealing with Change offers a proactive, five-step plan for coping with the challenges of organizational change. This business simulation takes a focused, personal, and proactive approach to managing the emotional side of change, helping employees learn how to regain a sense of control and turn negative emotions into positive actions.

  • Overview
  • Details
  • FAQ's
  • Authors
  • Resources

How It Works

Through an introductory scenario, participants imagine that they are in the midst of a difficult and frustrating change initiative. Then they rank order a list of 12 action items that will help them to participate positively in the change effort. Participants compare their scores to the expert ranking and discover how well they are managing change. Finally, an easy-to-learn, five-step plan shows them how to transfer the learning back on the job.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn 12 actions that will help regain a sense of control
  • Discover how to turn negative emotions into constructive action
  • Explore the benefits of a proactive approach to change management

Uses and Applications

Dealing with Change is effective when used as a stand-alone resource or as part of a larger change management program. Use Dealing with Change:

  • Before an organizational change effort is launched
  • To surface issues and concerns that are causing problems in the midst of change
  • As a discussion starter


A study of the relevant literature on change management inspired the model for Dealing with Change. The Five Steps to Personal Change Management are based on the actions most often described in the literature as crucial for employees to take if they want to survive and thrive during organizational change.

Product Details

Facilitator guide includes:

  • Administrative guidelines
  • Theoretical background
  • Change-related scenario Five Steps to Personal Change Management
  • Ranking and rationale for the 12 change-management actions

Participant guide includes:

  • Change-related scenario
  • Pressure-sensitive response form

Time Required: 1 hour

What do I order?

One facilitator guide per facilitator and one participant guide per participant.

About the Authors


Product Resources

  • Coming soon.