Ask participants to identify the key individuals or groups whose commitment
is essential to facilitate the effectiveness of this project. Request
participants write the names of each individual or group in the left-hand
column labeled "Key Players" on their Commitment Charting
Ask participants to review the simple rating system indicating levels
of commitment provided on the column headings on the worksheet.
Ask participants to rate the minimum level of commitment needed by
each key player or group for the project to be implemented. Place an
O in the box that indicates a minimum level of commitment
Ask participants to study the list of "Key Players" to consider
current levels of commitment for the project. Using their best judgment,
participants place an X in the box that represents the present
level of commitment for each of the key players. See sample chart.
Discuss strategies (e.g., personal contact, letters, recommended readings)
to attain the minimum level of commitment identified in the exercise.
Organizational Transitions: Managing Complex Change, by Richard
Beckhard and Reuben T. Harris. Second edition. Addison-Wesley Publishing
Company. Reading, MA. 1987.