Effective Change Management

Effective Change Management

Achieving High Performance in Times of Change”

Change is never easy – as human beings we have innate drivers to seek and maintain equilibrium. However, we know that any change that is well communicated, managed, coordinated and participatory, and where people are ‘held’ through difficult phases, will lead to the organisation’s ability to move to and remain with the new desired change

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Effective Change Management

Organisations find themselves in constantly changing environments, which can have an adverse affect on employees.

However, we know that any change that is well communicated, managed, coordinated and participatory, and where people are ‘held’ through difficult phases, will lead to the organisation’s ability to move to and remain with the new desired change

Attending this programme will enable you to:

  • Evaluate your assumptions about the nature of change
  • Describe approaches to change models and theories
  • Understand the complex and unpredictable nature of change, and how to navigate through it
  • Understand various models for managing change, and how they apply to your work situation
  • Be able to describe Kubler-Ross’ model on the emotional impact of change (the transition curve) and potential leadership responses and tasks at each stage
  • Understand the typical responses to change and how they can be managed
  • Develop and apply a coherent framework to change initiatives
  • Develop the capacity to deal with the uncertainty and paradoxes of managing change

Curriculum

Defining change and change management
– Assumptions about change
Understanding the change continuum
– Planned, programmed and emergent nature of change
– Change models
– Chaos and new paradigm thinking
– Complex adaptive systems
The transition journey:
– Endings, transitions and new beginnings
– Commitments to change
The people side of change
– Emotional responses to change – and the role of managers in helping people deal with transitions
– Considering the responses to constant change:
+ Resistance to change
+ Responses and impacts to constant change
+ Organisational change readiness
A coherent framework for change management, for example:
– Programmed change
– Emergent change is different
– Preparing people for change
– Providing a sense of purpose and progress
– Creating an organisation with values and an identity that are sufficiently compelling for talented people to buy into
– How organisations can increase their capacity for change
– Business as usual
Dilemmas/tensions/paradoxes in managing change and uncertainty
Planning what to do next – how to apply the learning

Who should Attend?

This programme would be of benefit to anybody who is involved or responsible for managing change within an organisational context

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