Change Management Courses

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Dealing with change is an integral part of doing business. In order to be able to change an organization effectively, you must be able to react to those changes effectively too. In our globalized and interconnected economy, organizations deal with continually shifting market conditions, technologies, input costs, customer demands and competition. Therefore, it is up to them to change their system or perfect the current one. To avoid stagnation, organizations should always look into updating new structures or switching things up to capture new niches. Change management is thoughtfully and carefully changing and evolving the business based on the findings.

However, people who have been doing the same thing for a while don’t like to be advised to do otherwise. Change is usually accompanied by doubt, unexpected announcement and chaos. That is why change management is important.

What is Change Management?

Change management involves the process that ensures a business responds to the environment in which it operates. Change comes in two ways; incremental change and step change. Incremental change is where we have lots of small changes a business operates and continues to develop. Step changes are the radical or sudden changes that are often dreadful to a business.

In order for change to happen, a number of things have to take place first. First of all, it may be a dissatisfaction with the current strategies or development of new goals and visions. Effecting change is all about leading the change.

What will I learn in a course?

As change management is a wide-ranging topic, there is a lot to cover on a course. During most courses, you will learn the following essential change management skills;

  • The difference between internal and external forces of change.
    Internal – need to increase profit, inefficiency, lack of competitiveness, Human Resource Management turnover; how to change organizational culture
    External – Customer demand, new competition, changes in cost, legislation, ethics and social values, technological change
  • Learning how to cope with misunderstandings
  • Learning the proper way to relay information
  • Improving communication skills
  • How to create leverage and offer empowering alternatives
  • Learn how to convince the positive results of change such as no more boredom at work
  • How to create a clear vision for the change
  • How to align delivery strategy
  • How to be a problem solver and role model to your team
  • How to embody the change
  • Improve on leadership skills
  • How to come up with new ideas and expertise
  • How to help breakdown cultural resistance
  • How to be clear about; what is involved, what is the proposed change, why the business must do it, what major effects will result out of it, how the process will be managed
  • Learn how to help people accept the change
  • Learn how to monitor the change
  • Learn how to avoid poor planning and communication
  • Learn how to be transparent

What can I do when I finish?

Qualifications in change management are highly desirable for upper-level management, or for those working in quickly changing fields. Gaining a qualification in change management demonstrates that you are able to flexible and adaptable at short notice.

While you do not need to be a manager in order to benefit from a course like this, it is ideal for people who aspire to work at a high level within their organization. If you think you that you would benefit from such a qualification, then choose from one of our flexible course options, which are designed to fit around busy work lives.

Jessica Hetley

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