The winners build sponsorship to support and
sustain the change objectives. They do not make the mistake of
thinking that once the decision for implementation is made, no
further involvement is necessary by the chief sponsor.
A good sponsor must demonstrate commitment by
displaying the following behaviors:
• Utilize the organizational power to
communicate and legitimize the change with the target
• Surface a sufficient degree of pain regarding the status
• Develop a clear definition of the future
state at a strategic and tactical level.
• Allocate the organizational resources
(time, money, people, etc.) needed for successful implementation
and demonstrate the ability and willingness to commit what is
needed to the project.
• Become educated to understand the effect
the change will have on the organization.
• Demonstrate the capacity to appreciate
and empathize with what the targets are being asked to change
about the way they operate.
• Thoroughly understands the size of the
group to be affected by the change and manage the scope of the
• Demonstrate the type of public support
necessary to convey strong organizational commitment to the
• Meet privately with key individuals or
groups in order to convey his or her strong personal support for
• Promptly reward those who facilitate the
implementation process, and express displeasure with those who
inhibit acceptance of the change.
• Ensure that monitoring procedures are
established that will track progress or problems that may occur
during the implementation process.
• Make tough decisions regarding the
personal, political, or organizational price that may be paid
for implementing the change successfully.
• Demonstrate consistent resolve/support for the change and
reject any course of action with short-term benefits if it is
inconsistent with change objectives.
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