Do You Support Change?

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” Charles Darwin

Change symbol Do You Support Change?	In the change oriented business world of the 21st century, change is not only a constant – the rate of change is increasing. Just as change is a law of life, so it is in business. Unfortunately, many team leaders and managers are ill prepared to address this changing landscape in the business world.

Change is apparent in any organization, but it is often compounded by other issues – such as management strategies for new revenue growth, planned culture shifts and the ever present initiative to contain costs. Left alone, your business environment can start to be dominated by rumours, back-biting, lack of focus, lack of energy and a breakdown of trust between managers and employees.

On the other hand, change-ready managers and team leaders who are respected and effective, are able to motivate others to be receptive to change, and to build collaborative environments. Managers, who understand the distractions and emotions of their team members relative to change, will be better prepared to support them, and lead them through it. This can also lead to higher performance levels, and increased productivity.

But this requires training for the managers, to give them the tools to

1) understand the change,

2) interpret it, and

3) to facilitate the acceptance of the new reality.

Managers with these skills will be able to communicate more effectively with their team members, and to empower them to be able to embrace change.

A Supporting Change learning program can empower your leaders and managers to:

  • Understand why change happens, how people react to it and how they need to be supported through their learning curve
  • Learn how to support the team members as they struggle with change
  • Involve team members in change initiatives by promoting their understanding and ownership of change, and its benefits
  • Plan for individuals or work groups to support the process and reinforce personal and organization goals

Change can be good! New initiatives can gain acceptance more quickly. Lost productivity, turnover and decreased performance can be minimized – if managers are trained to “manage change”.

Working together Do You Support Change?	Supporting Change is one of our online programs where your team leaders and managers can learn skills such as:

  • Understanding why change happens, how people react to it and how they need to be supported through the struggle
  • Involving team members in change initiatives by promoting their understanding and ownership of change and its benefits
  • Planning for work group sessions to support the change process and to reinforce personal and organizational goals.

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