Leading And Managing Change
One of the top three critical skills for 21st century leaders is leading and managing change.
In 2009 researchers found that as high as 70 percent of all change initiatives fail or get derailed. "It has never been more important to ensure changes intended to maintain growth and expansion are properly managed," say the researchers. "If change is mis-handled, the outcomes can be disruptive at best, and disastrous at worst. In some cases, failed change efforts will lead to even more serious trouble, as productivity, morale, and money are wasted on lost causes."
Change is the one constant in organizations today. Change is no longer an event, but a way of life. Change is driven by numerous factors – sophisticated customers demanding more, better, faster, cheaper; rapidly developing technology; challenging economic environment; the global competitive marketplace; and increased demands from knowledge workers for opportunity, career development, and work/life balance.
Leaders are responsible for facilitating change – initiating (leading) change, managing it, responding to it, helping others learn to adapt, and dealing with its effect on people and their performance. John Kotter maintains that many transformation efforts fail because leaders typically fail to acknowledge to their groups that large-scale change takes a lot of time, effort, and patience.
It also takes skills. When leaders learn to improve their own flexibility, and then to anticipate, plan, engage others, and manage the impact of change, they will seek out opportunities to bring about positive change. Skilled change leaders bring the following benefits to your organization:
Leading And Managing Change Training Highlights:
Leading And Managing Change Methodology
Participants in Leading And Managing Change spend most of their workshop time in exercises, case studies, and simulations allowing hands-on practice. They bring their own real situations to use in the practice sessions.
Leading And Managing Change Customized Solutions
To ensure that training is not just an “event,” but instead produces enduring results, we customize Leading And Managing Change to fit your unique situation, business strategy, culture, and people. After discussion with you and other experts within your organization, we select the emphasis, specific skills to be developed, key learning points, exercises, and case studies for practice to create a solution tailored just for you.
Leading And Managing Change Applications
The following are some of the ways our clients have used custom versions of Leading And Managing Change: