To think about…
Ran across this the year before I retired the first time. Used it for some planning tools, and later used it when I went back in 2003…
It’s an excellent breakdown by Tim Knoster of change management. I can vouch for the fact that this seemingly simple matrix works, as I’ve seen every one of the five results in real life, and we were able to track back the success/failure to the specific missing pieces.
With what is staring at us on the horizon, it’s interesting that I ran across it again. Here’s a simplified version that I’m using. Some of this is/has to be predictive, which I’ll discuss below the diagram.
Vision- Where do I want to be in X time (survive the rioting after the election)
Skills- Do I have the skills to get there (example- Shooting skills to protect myself/ability to cook/ability to care for myself)
Incentives- What do I have to motivate me (Stay alive, healthy, in one piece)
Resources- What hard/soft things do I have to execute the vision (Ammunition, adequate food stocks, place to live/store things, medications, money to buy what I need to stock)
Action plan- How to I get from where I am to where I want to be (It takes a realistic evaluation of all four of the previous items to write your plan. If any items have to be adjusted, then all five steps MUST be redone)
Here’s a simple one-
Vision- Get out of metro area (assumes leased dwelling), go to location X
Skills- Is my skillset mobile? Can I work remotely (Y/N), do I have other skills, am I physically able to move myself? Assuming those are true…
Incentive- Keep my ass alive. Get to safe place for me/family
Resources- Money- Enough to break lease and find new place, afford down payment/deposit, get rental truck (or pay for mover). Mover availability/time frame. Friends to help move out/in (if DIY)
Action plan- Find or transfer job to new location. Find rental/lease in location X with appropriate start date/arrange services start date (pay deposits if required). Determine move availability/schedule. Give notice/break lease/pay penalty/disconnect services. Get family out (if applicable) to family/friends. Get truck and friends to load truck. Drive to location X. Get friends/pay to unload truck, turn truck in. Notify family. Restart life.
This IS definitely a time of ‘change’ for better or worse. Planning ahead can literally save your life, depending on your situation. Feel free to steal and use as appropriate.