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Sustaining the Journey

Managing Change by Managing Transitions—Mediating Your Thinking around Transition

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Thinking Collaborative


July 31, 2017

According to William Bridges, Managing Transitions, organizations and individuals go through three transitional phases when lasting change occurs:

1. Endings (losing, letting go)

2. The neutral zone

3. New beginnings

As a member of the ever-changing world of education, you need support. Where might you find that support for yourself? What resources are available to you? Where might you gather feedback on the progress of the transition? In moments of uncertainty, what might it feel like when the transition is complete? Your vision will guide you through ambiguity and doubt.

Consider change as a series of photographs, with transition providing the captions. If you were to take a snapshot of this time in your life, what might the caption be? And… what is the caption for your next phase?

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