Managing Change

Merger – acquisition integration, Re-engineering; Total Quality Management; Value-based Disciplines; Benchmarking; Transformation.  Companies are encountering the forces of change management brought on by the changing nature of global competition.  As a result, they have embraced dozens of new change management initiatives in recent years.  Yet, despite well-intentioned efforts, the bottom line remains the same:  change is not working, or is not working well. CEOs, managers and employees alike are wondering:  “What went wrong?”

This workshop discusses the missteps, miscalculations and lessons learned by companies on the road to change. It examines the psychological and physiological barriers to many change management initiatives that are built into individual and group behavior.  Change Management Strategies provides practical methods to help managers work with human nature, not against it, in their efforts to make change management programs, big or small, succeed.

Some of the topics covered during this one-day workshop include:

    • Why change strategies fails: participants learn about the 13 common reasons that change management initiatives often fail to produce the desired results. During this section, participants learn about the high cost of change failures and the main reasons people resist change.
    • Types of change: there are three types of change which impact each other; individual, organizational, and global. We will discuss how they interact and impact our ability to adapt to new situations.
    • Attitudes towards change: participants learn about the four basic ways people look at change and how they react to it. We talk about change and individual differences, your “change personality,” and how to modify behaviors to adapt to changing situations.

During this workshop, participants will assess both their own individual change personality as well as that of their organization.

Change Management Strategies is useful for all individuals, managers, or senior executives interested in discovering why their change initiatives may be failing and what to do to get them back on track.