Leading Change: Everything You Need To Know

March 23, 2022

Leading Change: Everything You Need To Know

“The only thing that is constant is change.”

You might have heard this a couple of times and it would not be wrong to say that the idiom aptly describes life. Change is constant. Change equals life.

However, thanks to the fast-paced world that we are living in today, the amount of change and stimulus we are dealing with daily in our current time has increased not just incrementally, but rather exponentially.

The constant advancement, especially in the way information circulates has vastly increased the influx of information we receive. Although this has raised awareness and has improved exposure, it has also affected the way we perceive change.

Many of us feel that we are barely able to keep up with the unprecedented and uncertain happenings around the world. The only way to deal with this is by understanding change in a better way.

It is imperative that everyone learns change management. This will not only help us become better at dealing with information but will also make transitions in our personal and professional life seamless.

This is especially important for CEOs, managers and team leaders who have to lead other members through change as well. How can one lead others through something he/she is not capable of handling?

Keeping this in mind, at Mediation Services, we have designed several workshops including a two-day workshop about Adapting To Change. If you are a manager or a team lead, we suggest you get yourself enrolled in the “Leading Others Through Organizational Change” workshop.

Objectives Of The “Adapting To Change” Workshop

Participants attending this workshop will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss the definitions of terms related to change; the stages of going through change; and the external and internal factors that bring about change
  • Determine their own personal style in relating to change
  • Uncover myths and realities regarding change
  • Examine how change can impact relationships and create conflict
  • Explore the importance of preparation and support in effectively implementing and managing change initiatives
  • Discuss the importance of resiliency when dealing with change

Objectives Of The “Leading Others Through Organizational Change” Workshop

Participants attending this workshop will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase their understanding of how change is experienced
  • Learn the critical pieces need for communication and dialogue about change
  • Build capacity to support others through change
  • Gain an understanding of what is necessary for leaders when making organizational change successful and tips for implementing organizational change
  • Reflect and plan for a change they are part of leading

Leading Change: Initiating The Process

Similar to other aspects of life, change management greatly depends on communication. The way you communicate change directly impacts the way people perceive it.

People need time to discuss and adapt to change in both personal and professional settings. At the organizational level managers sometimes under or overestimate the effects and realities that a given change will bring about.

Many expect that changes will:

  • Not be disruptive
  • Not cost much
  • Be able to be implemented quickly
  • Solve organizational problems

In organizations, change is brought about when a problem needs to be fixed or there is a gap. In cases like these, there is a need to advocate change and gain support. Formulate a plan to implement the change and then work on it.

Assigning Roles

As the CEO, manager or team lead, you are in a position of assigning roles and responsibilities or suggesting and encouraging others to play certain roles in the change process. Hence, it is up to you to make realistic predictions. You should consider these two factors while assigning roles in the change process:

  1. That the people who are leading the change are in favour of the change
  2. That the people leading the change are “suited” in terms of their change orientation to lead others through change.

Barriers To Change

While implementing change, you cannot expect things to go well without any hiccups. Some of the common barriers to change in an organization include:

  • Lack of imagination
  • Lack of resources (energy, time, money)
  • Lack of experience
  • Lack of expertise
  • Lack of support
  • Lack of courage or will
  • Fear of the unknown

To learn more about how to lead change, enroll in the workshop today.

About Us

Mediation Services in Winnipeg offers training programs to help you learn mediation and leadership skills. We conduct online zoom and asynchronous webinars for different issues. Such modules will help you to improve your communication and solve family, workplace, and personal conflicts. To check out our training courses,visit this link here or contact us for further assistance.

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