you are dealing with a human change process you will undoubtedly
want to get to know the staff members pretty well before
approaching them directly. Who are they ... what are their
values... what social roles do they play? You can dig out
this information by investing some of your time in one or
more of the information-gathering activities listed on the
game board under information.
that some of the diffusion activities such as "Talk
to" require that you gather information about that
person before you can approach her/him.
are a number of tactics to choose from in attempting to
gain adopters; in fact, thirteen different diffusion activities
are listed on the game board. During the game, you will
carry out the activities by clicking the link
which corresponds to title of the activity of your choice.
After submitting your selection, you will receive feedback
regarding the outcomes of the activities you have chosen.
Points & Adoption
success of a move can be gauged by the number of influence
points it produces. These points will be registered next
to staff member who has been influenced. As you can see,
each staff member requires a certain number of points to
move from awareness to interest to evaluation/trial.
When a person has completed all these stages, s/he has been
influenced to adopt peer tutoring, and the adoption column
can be marked... You have an adopter!
that two of the different diffusion activities, compulsion
and confrontation, may have serious consequences
in terms of your overall strategy. Consider this carefully
before you use them.