7 strageties for Change Management Effectiveness
What is Change Management?
One of the key “life competencies” required of people in all kinds of different situations is the ability to anticipate and respond effectively to change. This is even more essential in today’s fast paced and competitive work environment, where it is expected that we all demonstrate some ‘change agent’ skills. These skills enable us to lead ourselves, individuals, groups and ultimately, entire organizations, in implementing actions that enable vision to be successfully transformed into reality.
Change occurs in many forms. Sometimes change is highly personal and relates to a significant change in circumstances, or in our perspective of people or life in general. At other times, it is initiated by organizations we are associated with (which usually face internal or external forces that cause dramatic shifts in course or direction). Change may be small in scale, affecting an individual or just a few people within an organization. It can also be large scale, impacting on the whole organization.
Whatever the scope, size or source of change, it may impact on skill requirements, business practices, technology and how we serve our customers, amongst many other things. When change is approaching, people often think they cannot afford to set aside time to prepare.
However, failing to do so can result in mistakes, unnecessary waste, rework, over-runs, increased costs, stress and frustration. On the other hand, the return investment (ROI) of the time spent preparing for change can be significant and increase the likelihood of successful change implementation. Whatever form change takes, it needs to be managed well to ensure the best possible outcome.
The 7 strategies that you will cover in our workshop are : proactive thinking, Organisation for change, Involving others, Visualizing the future, Communicating clearly, Breaking from the Past, Consolidating new Learning.