Friday, May 11, 2007

Change Management 101 for Dummies...

Managing change is difficult for most organizations because they miss one key, single fact. The people in your organizations have to want to change! The only way to do this is to be open and honest with your people regarding what is happening and more importantly, what is expected of them. They then have the choice of being on board for the change or not. The "You'll do it and like it!" School of Management that some of our old bossess have attended will hopefully be closing its doors soon when people realize that "Managing ain't telling, son. It's selling"

The following is an article I found that talks to the point that management and employees view change differently. "Start by eliminating the obstacles in employees' minds that cause anxiety; then you can clear the path to change." People love to make stuff up when they're not given enough information. And usually what they're making up is a lot worse than the truth...




Change Management
"How do you manage change?" It is a frequently mentioned challenge I hear when conducting my workshops. And in a recent survey by workplace consultants BlessingWhite, nearly half of the 900 executives surveyed think that leading teams through organizational change is very, or even extremely, challenging. But I think the underlying question actually is, "How do you get employees to accept change?"Most organizational change initiatives fail because senior management ignores the obvious: managers and employees view change differently.

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