It sounds easy.
It is very, very hard.
I decided to try it out on Change Management. I started by using the definition of Change Management, as defined by ProSci on their website. It reads:
Change management is the application of a structured process and tools to enable individuals or groups to transition from a current state to a future state, such that a desired outcome is achieved.There are 33 words in that definition. Thirteen of them did not make the cut. That meant I had to find a way to change 42% of the words in order to meet the tool's criteria, without substantially changing the definition. This was going to be especially difficult given that the word "management" isn't on the list.
The definition I came up with is below. Before you read it, though, I challenge you to go to the site and try to come up with your own version of the definition.
Try as I might, I just couldn't get rid of the word "tools." That said, here is the revised definition I created:
The business of the Change team is to use a carefully considered set of steps and tools to help people or groups to change from the present state to a new state, such that a wanted end state is realized.Let me know: Did you use the tool to create your own version of the definition? Share it by posting it in the comments section.
|My attempt at using The Up-Goer Five Text Editor to simplify the definition of Change Management.|