How to deliver your own change management training courses
Organizations are preparing their employees to better manage change. As a result, we are seeing a greater demand for change management courses.
Oak Innovation offers you the convenience of quality customizable training materials on change management. Plus, the savings that are achieved by not developing all the content from scratch.
So, if you are looking to deliver your own training course on change management, but are not sure where to begin, we’ve done that hard work for you.
Our course materials explore the different types of change that can exist. Plus, the role of communication and why change management initiatives can sometimes fail.
Upon completion of this course in change management, your participants will be able to:
– Understand change
– Identify and overcome obstacles
– Understand the impact of change
– Understand the need for an excellent change management process
Use these training materials to improve the skills of managers, team leaders, supervisors and front-line staff. The following topics are covered within the slides and manuals provided.
What is Change – Start by exploring the different drivers for change that can exist. Next, discuss the change-adept organisation. And, the various types of change that can exist. For example, incremental, planned and transformational change.
Key Dimensions Of Change – Next, explore different dimensions of change. This includes leader-driven, process-driven, and improvement-driven. Then, examine the change associated with organizational renewal.
Preparing For Change – Start this section by exploring the pressures for change. And then discuss shared visions and actionable first steps.
Why Change Doesn’t Work – Examine why change projects can sometime fail. Next, discuss some the reasons why people can resist change and how to deal with ambiguity.
Why Do We Need More Change Leaders – This section explores how to focus change efforts. In particular, how to fight complacency.
Communicating & Implementing Change – Discuss common mistakes. Next, explore critical control points. And, the need for stakeholder involvement when both implementing and when coping with change.
Frequently asked questions
What is change management?
Change management is the structured approach of understanding, dealing and managing change. And, it requires the application of the right tools and resources. In simple terms, it can be seen as the process of moving from one position or place to another position or place.
What are the main drivers for change within organizations?
- Internal processes
- Economic conditions
What are the main types of change?
There are several types of change, each with its own set of characteristics and impact on the organization. Incremental Change The characteristics of incremental change include:
- Mostly happening
- Can be planned
- Can be imperceptible
- Can be insidious
- May be culturally driven
Transformational Change The characteristics of transformational change are:
- Seldom happens
- Rarely planned
- Difficult to control
- Can be overpowering
- Can be unavoidable
- May be necessary to survive
Planned Change For planned change the characteristics include:
- Focus is on structures and systems
- Focus is on implementation & planning
- Emphasis is on the people involved because organizations don’t change - people change!
What are the characteristics of a Change-Adept organization?
- The imagination to innovate
- The professionalism to perform
- The climate to collaborate
What are the main dimensions of change?
Change occurs along several dimensions:
- Leader driven change
- Process driven change
- Improvement driven change
- Organizational renewal
Why do some change projects fail?
There are several reasons that can doom change from the outset.
- It’s the wrong idea
- It’s the right idea but the wrong time
- The reasons for the change are wrong
- There is a lack of authenticity
- Reality is far removed from the promise
- Bad luck!
- Poor leader
- Personal ambition gets in the way
- People are not ready for the change
- People get carried away
- Conflict resolution takes too much energy
What do some people resist change?
People resist change because it is usually seen as
- Increasing workload
- Lack of trust
- Misunderstanding of the purpose
- Peer pressure
- Differing assessments of the situation
- Previous bad experiences
- Change weariness
Why do we need change leaders?
Change Leaders are required in any change process to:
- Focus the change effort
- Set the direction of the change. Define the organizational aspects
- Provide consistency
What behaviours will exist after a poorly managed change project?
Poorly managed change will result in GRASS:
- G - guilt, managers feel guilty for letting people go
- R - resentment, anger builds up
- A - anxiety, people try to hold on to the past.
- S - self-absorption, people focus on themselves
- S - stress, resulting in illness, loss or productivity etc.
What are some of the fundamental reasons why change projects don't succeed?
- No powerful guiding group
- No vision
- No communication of the vision
- No short term wins
- Victory declared too soon
- No deep rooted change in the culture
Can I edit the content and add my own company logo?
Yes. You can now add your own logo's and customize the course content freely using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You can also deliver the course materials where, when and as often as needed.
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