This is a great article that shows that all change is effectively a project of some sort. It highlights that the core skills that project managers use day in and day out are about making change happen, in a controlled and managed way. It shows that if you coach them in stepping out of the nuts and bolts of delivering the detail of project work that can become really effective change champions. They will typically be good at stakeholder management and communicating rationales for change. Its really useful to see the parallels between project management [structured change] and effective change management as a discrete discipline, which tends to be about the softer side with embedding and longer term focus.
Its worth a read as it gives a good overview of the pitfalls and opportunities in maybe utilising these guys to get stuff done and make change stick !
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