Watershed Event

D​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​eveloping the knowledge and skills to facilitate change begins with understanding how change impacts you and others. In this assignment you will apply Bridges’ Model of Transition to a personal and/or professional watershed event (significant change) you have experienced, and reflect on what you have learned that will enable you to more effectively facilitate organizational change. Watershed Situation Description Recall an event that was a Watershed: a turning point in your life – a critical event that marked a significant change for you personally and/or professionally. • Describe the event and discuss how and why it was different from other “meaningful” or even “monumental” milestones. In other words, what made it a watershed event? Watershed Situation Analysis William Bridges’ model of Transitions suggests there are three stages of transition and change. While this ma​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​y be an event from a long time ago, try and recall your feelings and actions. Drawing upon those feelings and actions, respond to the next three questions, to the best of your ability. Although it may be somewhat challenging to put a past event into this framework; however, the model suggests that no matter the transition, we will have experienced these stages. • How did you experience each of the five stages of Endings: disengagement, dismantling, disidentification, disenchantment, and disorientation? • How did you experience the Neutral Zone? Which of the steps did you take to finding meaning in this stage? • Describe the New Beginning. How did you know it was a new Beginning? Reflective Analysis • Identify and discuss three specific insights you gained through this reading and writing activity, about individual response to change that will enable you to more effectively facilitate change ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​in the workplace

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