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  Description Image Characteristics Destiny
Anti-tech Arnie Fax machines are the height of human achievement Anti-tech Arnie picture * believes that technological advancement is a synonym of dehumanization
  • resists technological advances
  • feels good in a familiar environment
  • doesn’t know technology and can’t imagine its uses and benefits for himself
  • believes technology is too complicated
  • change might result in a situation where he needs to readjust and where he will lose control over his environment
  • can be convinced if change is presented in a way he will realize it is not so complicated and that he can have some benefits
The leader of the underground organization SQUASH where members are committed to maintaining communication by fax. Of course this will prove an enormous challenge for the group since fax paper is no longer being produced. Anti-tech Arnie continues to eat burnt toast for breakfast.
Bureaucrat Bev Everything by the book, for the organization! Bureaucrat Bev picture * is very organized and structured
  • likes when things fit in a frame, are systemized
  • lacks creativity and autonomy from the administration of her organization
  • change can mean disorder to her
  • believes the use of rules, regulations, and formal authority guide performance
  • will adopt change more easily when it is a top-down approach
  • can be convinced if change is presented to her as if it will be part of her existing system, that it will have “rules” regulating it
Went on to create the Bureaucratic Center for Centering Bureaucracy, which increased efficiency by allowing them to organize and access information with themselves and the public, making everyone in the world a bureaucrat.
Busy Betty Bee Everywhere, doing everything with no time to spare. Busy Betty Bee picture *has a very full agenda; likes to have busy schedules
  • believes what she is involved with to be the most important things
  • wants change to be simple and easy to implement because she has not time to lose over adapting to a new situation
  • change and new ideas must be presented has if they were ready to be implemented
  • actively engaged in work, often zealous
  • has difficulty understanding the benefits of change because she doesn’t even have time to realize a changing situation is presented to her
  • can be convinced if the changes proposed can improve her ability to do things, to lighten her agenda (so she can take on more tasks!)
Eagerly promoted the use of kiwis through her continued involvement in the CED affinity group and her community organizing. Eventually Busy Betty Bee helped to create other affinity groups both within the CED program at Concordia University as well as within the broader population. Busy Betty Bee hopes to create international affinity groups. She helped to edit Innovator Irene’s book on kiwis, she consults for Bureaucratic Bev’s agency, she also writes funding proposals for the Blue-Chip Program and she visits Whiny Negate No No Nancy every Tuesday morning between 5 and 5:30.
Innovator Irene We can solve this problem with a few simple technological conventions Innovator Irene picture *wants to bring change within an organization
  • self-motivated, curious, dedicated and interested in new ideas that can increase efficiency and improve the work environment
  • believes work is a multidimensional environment where every aspects are connected and intertwined
  • is creative and tries to find ways to convince colleagues to buy in
  • needs to manage expectations and include as many people as possible
Went on to invent more conventions for kiwis and founded an organization that trains thousands on the proper use of kiwi conventions. Her success led to a number 1 best seller “Kiwi and Community Organizing” that was featured on the Oprah show.
Iron-fisted RARRRR Thor It's simple. My way or the highway! Iron-fisted RARRRR Thor picture *has a firm view of things, he is hard to convince, is close-minded
  • believes he has the right way of doing things and even thinking
  • will not change his positions unless he is shown it can have benefits for him
  • will adopt change in his own way
Developed REBOOT a boot-camp style initiative funded by the federal government whose aim is to re-educate the general population to the effective means of organizing, data-collection, and information sharing. Iron-fisted Thor obtained special funding that is currently piloting a Blue-Chip Insertion program aimed at ensuring that people do things “his way or the highway!”
Mélanie Hughes
Whiny Negate No No Nancy Whiny Negate No No Whiny Negate No No Nancy picture *likes complaining and being negative about change and life in general
  • doesn’t know how to articulate her opinions, thoughts
  • feels like everything is complicated, useless or unimportant
  • expresses her fear of change by whining
  • can be convinced of adopting a change if we find answers to her complaining or find the incoherence in her whining discourse
Had a difficult time understanding the change in her CED classmates. She cried herself to sleep every night for six months until she finally sought help. She was hospitalized in a private hospital where she received experimental treatment through the Blue-Chip Insertion Program.

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