How should we implement and/or respond to Change? It’s a simple enough question, surely there’s a simple answer -- especially since we get to solve this type of problem so often. Every time we implement a new system or attempt to solve a problem, we’re implementing Change. Surely there are some things that work, and some things that fail? Surely we’re intelligent enough to sift out the good from the bad? Perhaps.
When faced with Change, any Change, our immediate response is a mixture of equal parts, ‘Why is this necessary?” and “How will it affect me?” And? How do we allocate our limited time, resources and attention to the problem?
There are no Silver Bullets in Change Management. No guaranteed, money back solutions. Our Change strategy depends on the present situation, our past history, the future we’re trying to create, how much control we have over the process and how difficult we make the journey from here to there.
It will also depend on whether we see Change as a constant threat --- or? As an opportunity to improve our circumstances.
This session will address three specific aspects of Change;
1 –Change Management Methodologies based upon Problem Solving approaches
Change – despite how it feels sometimes – isn’t just chaos, there is a natural process we follow when responding to Change, and therefore it makes sense that there is a process we can choose to follow when trying to implement a Change. There are things we should do first, and things that we should do later – The ultimate goal? To understand our personal role in any Change.
2 – A Communications template for any Change
As mentioned above, Change automatically generates questions. These questions provide a ready framework for a Communications and coping strategy – answer the questions and a lot of what we label ‘resistance to Change’ is either mitigated or avoided. Good Change Communications demands that we take an active role in both asking questions to gain knowledge, and answering questions to facilitate Change.
3 – The Connection between Problem Solving and Change
Why do we change? Why is it necessary? … How do we focus our attention on what is important and how can we embrace a mindset where we always have an approach to move us towards a solution. Part of this is to accept that problem solving can be so very difficult unless we adopt at least a minimalist structured approach.
And, in the middle of all this is the reality that we are busy – and the work never ends – and we never feel like we’re making progress.
Join for a fun, and provocative workshop.
For those who attend the full-day session, this workshop is worth eight (8) PDU's
Peter de Jager is a keynote speaker/writer/consultant on the issues relating to the issue of managing change of all shapes and sizes in all types of organizations. He has published hundreds of articles on topics ranging from Problem Solving, Creativity and Change to the impact of technology on areas such as privacy, security and business. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist and Scientific American. He’s spoken in 40 (and counting) countries and is recognized worldwide as an exciting, humorous, provocative and engaging speaker. His audiences have included the World Economic Forum, The World Bank and The Bank for International Settlements. His presentations and workshops are highly interactive, fun, irreverent to mistaken ideas and most distinctively - provocative. You can read much of his work in the publications section of technobility.com or contact him at email@example.com