A Workplace Webinar

The structural and procedural aspects of organisational change are relatively easy to manage. The attendant problems, where they occur, are more related to transition; the psychological reactions to change.

All organisations experience periods of change. While adapting their own working practices, supervisors and managers must also assist their direct reports to cope with the transition. Change Management provides participants with the tools to identify common responses to change and uncertainty within their respective teams. Participants will learn how to effectively ensure continued high performance from their employees and teams during times of change and uncertainty while still demonstrating an understanding of and empathy vis-à-vis the impact these changes are having on individuals and their emotional wellbeing, as well as on the overall morale of the team. 

Procedure vs transition

The structural and procedural aspects of organisational change are relatively easy to manage. The attendant problems, where they occur, are more related to transition; the psychological reactions to change. Most people adapt well, eventually. However, there can often be unanticipated reactions which cause disruption. How change and transition are prepared for and managed determines success or failure of any programme of change.
This webinar will help attendees understand the common responses to change and uncertainty in teams and individuals. They will learn how the challenges and pitfalls of change can be anticipated and managed, sensitively and appropriately, to minimise the impact on themselves and others, and so reduce disruption and disaffection.

Content

  • The change cycle and individual reactions to change
  • How people’s responses to change vary widely
  • Emotional and behavioural responses
  • Myths and realities of change
  • From change to unity; navigating uncertainty
  • How to can minimise the impact of change
  • Seven keys to positive change
  • Master your attitude, know your goals
  • Engaging with colleagues to minimise uncertainty
  • Key steps managers can take
  • Adapting to the new reality culture change
  • Follow through, keeping in touch
  • Signposting support and resources (EAP etc).

Objectives

Understand the impact of change on individuals
Recognise and manage one’s own reactions
Know how to avoid the common pitfalls of organisational change
Make transition a constructive phase
Develop skills to help personal resilience.