Managing and Living with Change

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Course Content

Course Duration
2 days

Aim
To equip people with the knowledge and skills required to be able to implement change effectively. Change is something that excites people who love opportunities for growth, to see and learn about new things, or who like to shift the status quo. Some changes, however, are harder to adjust to and lead to expressions of resistance and anger. We can take concrete steps to make change more palatable by understanding people’s hesitation, enlisting the help of others, setting up plans, and managing stressors. These steps can also ensure that desired changes are implemented successfully.

 

Target Audience
For managers and supervisors who have to implement change but may have had little to do with change decisions.

Prerequisites
This course assumes no prior training within this subject.

Course Contents

  • Types of change
  • Force field analysis to a change situation
  • Influencing dimensions – power, information, winners, losers
  • Unblocking resistance to change
  • Measurements for success in change
  • Maintaining success
  • Looking for change

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Analyse a current or recent change
  • Apply a force field analysis to a change
  • Identify the current state against the six key implementation activities
  • Examine each activity against power, information, winners and losers
  • Create an action plan for unblocking resistance
  • Draw upon successes and learn from failures
  • Identify the key elements in sustaining change
  • Create challenges to sustain positive spirit of change
  • Produce personal action plans

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