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Are you planning to restructure, resize, refocus your team or organisation? The manager’s role in change is arguably the most valuable is helping to keep the people who will deliver the current and future business goals. Uncertainty will always make change messy and people will always react in unpredictable ways to change. But how do you navigate this when your people are working remotely. The last thing you want is for the people you really want to keep to be the ones who choose to go; to become ‘regretted leavers’. So how can you make sure that you have your managers on board, aligned and willing to support change?
Making Change Stick is our competency framework for managing change. It is based on three core management capabilities needed during different stages of a change process which we help you to develop:
- Managing self and others: Guiding people through the emotional impact of change including their own reaction to any change and demonstrating awareness and dealing sensitively with others’ emotional reactions
- Managing chaos: Change can damage the normal routines and processes, and these details can be overlooked during change programmes. So we will look at refocusing on short and medium term priorities and ensure that priorities and new performance requirements are clear
- Building commitment to the future organisation: Helping team members to consider how they fit into that as yet unknown future organisation. This includes creating and rebuilding organisational relationships and staying connected with people who may be leaving
Coaching to help change stick
Leading or managing change requires grit. There are so many pain points that you might face such as dealing with defiant resistance, loose ends, forgotten detail, lack of route map, and that feeling of herding cats. No manager wants to deal with change that’s been imposed on them. But we are often faced with it – and wearing two hats as someone experiencing change as well as managing others through it too.
Having access to a series of emergent coaching sessions helps you to intellectually and emotionally work through the issues you are facing at any one point of time and help you manage the chaos.
Manager’s role in change workshop
To gain the most positive commitment from your managers, this workshop helps them focus on their role in your organisation’s change programme – both the explicit expectations and well as the often unsaid demands on them. Investment in this workshop offers…
- a message to people that their employer cares about the impact of change on their careers – whether they are staying or leaving
- managers a sense of clarity around their role and what they can do to help themselves and each other
- a way to involve managers in the change and respect their relationship with their team members
This 2-3 hour session will practically support people with understanding the manager’s role in change and equip them with some tools to help them hold crucial conversations with their teams. Workshops can be delivered online or face-to-face.
Managing Change programme
If you are looking to implement people related change, our workshop series can be aligned with your programme to create a just-in-time environment where managers can focus on ‘what next’.
In these sessions, we use a combination of facilitation, teaching, coaching and advising to meet the needs of the group. Managers are encouraged to agree on what to do as a management population to support the changes and each other.