Solid Foundations in Change Management
October 5, 2020
Over the last few weeks, our team at Health in Common has had an opportunity to learn about the theory and practical applications of change management through the Change Management Foundation course.
Change is complex – every individual and organization responds to change in different ways. We quickly found out within our own team that our attitudes and perceptions towards change were unique. Some are eager to implement new processes while others need more information and time to process the change. Individual learning styles play a role in this response, but so does the nature, consequences and history of change.
Every change also involves a transition. We can probably all think of a time in our personal or professional lives when a change was imposed – did somebody say Zoom meetings? Perhaps you adapted to the change and quickly transitioned into a new way of working, or maybe you grieved the ‘old way’ of doing things as your performance dipped for a period.
Why does this happen? Why do some individuals flawlessly transition to new ways of working while others lag behind? It surprised me to learn the breadth of research available in the change management discipline and the pivotal role engagement, communication channels and learning theory play in the process.
Combining theory and practical discussion with colleagues, I learned that change is an opportunity for growth and being intentional about how we support individuals and organizations through the transition is critical. At a time when many organizations are confronted with change, I am excited to work with organizations and frame our conversations about planning and evaluation using a change management lens.
Our next offerings run…
- October 26 – 30, 2020 [in person]
- December 7 – 11, 2020 [virtual]
- February 22 – 26, 2021 [in person]