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Managing the People Aspects of Change

Duration: 1 Day

Program Overview:

In the present organisational climate of increased marketplace competition, flexible work practices, and rapidly expanding technological innovation, continual organisational change is becoming the norm. If change is managed effectively and the 'human side' of change considered as an integral part of the process, employees are well informed and have an opportunity to discover the many benefits that organisational change has to offer.

However, as is often the case with organisational change, if the 'human' element of the change process is ignored or not a priority, symptoms of organisational distress will almost certainly become apparent. These symptoms can manifest in the form of decreased productivity, low morale and job satisfaction, high absenteeism, tardiness and turnover, increased accidents and injuries, as well as employee distress and increased workplace conflict. Moreover, the costs associated with the non-acceptance of the changes and failure to implement plans (such as new systems and procedures, technology, or restructuring) can be devastating.

In order to avoid the costly pitfalls of poor people management during change it is essential that managers gain the skills and awareness to manage the process effectively. Equipping managers with skills in this area is an essential component of any successful change program.

This workshop aims to help you minimise the distress often created by change through equipping you with the skills required to successfully lead your staff through change, whilst keeping the 'human' side of change a priority. This approach leads to a happier and healthier change management process.

Who Will Benefit:

Senior Managers
Line Managers/Supervisors/Team Leaders

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this program you will:

  • Have gained insight into the nature and dynamics of organisational change
  • Have gained insight as to the psychological reorientation process that occurs in response to change
  • Have acquired skills to be able to successfully lead your staff through change
  • Gained insight into why change is often unsuccessful
  • Have gained strategies as to how to maintain staff motivation and morale during change
  • Have learnt skills to overcome individual resistance to change
  • Be able to identify early warning signs of staff distress
  • Have acquired skills to look after yourself during times of change

Related Programs:

Managing Employee Occupational Stress
Managing Workplace and Personal Stress
Integrating Differences and Managing Conflict
Influencing for Success

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