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What is Change Management?
Globalization, technology, regulation, competition, and consumer demands may all drive change.
This is especially true now that Covid has destroyed many of old certainties. The ‘new normal’ involves many staff working from home. The need for organisations to pay for expensive office space is declining.
Organisational change initiatives are implemented via change projects and programmes. These programmes enable organisational transformation to take place. For example, an IT system enables a business to become more efficient. However the IT system could become a wasted investment if the staff do not adopt it and use it as part of their work.
Changing the way your staff operate is challenging. Successful, productive outcomes are not guaranteed. Those affected can respond in many ways. These responses are especially unpredictable.
For many people, changing their working environment is unsettling and stressful. Some people may embrace it, others may resist.
Organisational transformation is like a journey. You plan a journey which takes you from your current situation to a future situation. If your staff don’t come with you on the journey, your initiative will fail.
Change managers use tools and processes to plan, manage and support transformation initiatives. The tools you will learn to use in your change management training course serve a variety of purposes, from helping staff make a smooth transition, to overcoming resistance and ensuring desirable outcomes.
Effective transformation requires strong communication, change management training, stakeholder management and support.
Change leaders must work as a team. Providing adequate leadership, mentoring, information, and autonomy to others in the organisation.