Organisational change is often something that is imposed by necessity, rather than implemented voluntarily. It is very often done without the time or resources for proper consultation. That means that while the people who design the change may feel positive about it, there is an incorrect assumption that others will too. The change is often, unintentionally, communicated with little or no empathy for those it affects.
Up to 80% of your staff will be at risk from an ambivalent or negative reaction to change, such as absenteeism, unexpected or unwanted staff turnover and reduced productivity – at exactly the time when your business needs to maintain stability. Even the smallest minority demonstrating negative feelings, can be truly toxic to the rest of the team.
This workshop addresses the ‘human factors’ of Change Management, rather than the many text book theories of planning, strategy and logistics.
Workshop length:Half day
Where:On-site at your business
Who should attend:Managers or team leaders. Groups of 6-12 delegates.
How much:Dependent on number of workshops needed/length of commission. View pricing here [link to fees page]
The outcome: Delegates will learn how to manage change as a collective experience, understanding how to handle fear, resentment, resistance and negativity.
The workshop focuses on:
The Coping Cycle of Change
Change as a process of bereavement (even when the change is positive)
Negative emotions and their impact on individuals and teams during change
The impact of negative emotion on performance
The pace of change – how people respond differently
Strategies for managing negative emotions
Communication strategies– securing support and maintaining team cohesion
Change, however positive, still evokes anxiety. Give your management team the skills they need to nip negativity in the bud and champion change.
To find out more about workplace stress management, 1-2-1 employee support or improving team communication skills