What impacts the ability to drive change and why do so many organizations struggle with it? In order for change to take place, a transition is required which helps move from the past into the future. To accomplish this one must understand that change is external and behavior-based, while transition is internal and emotion-based. Learning how to manage change and deal with transition is one of the most valuable skills an HR professional can master. This session explains the difference between change and transition and why organizations and their people struggle with it. By understanding the mental and emotional processes that take place in each new situation, one can learn how to instruct and prepare an organization for closing the gap between reacting to change and experiencing a smooth transition. Soon the fear of change will be dismissed and replaced by encouragement of others to embrace change.