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Inspiring Leaders Workshop Series 2017 - Leading Change
Wed. 4 October 2017, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm AEST
(This workshop is part of the Inspiring Leaders Series 2017)
Organisations change in response to innovation, demand or crisis. These drivers of change cause the organisation to re-think the current vision and strategies in order to overcome the threat or take advantage of the opportunity. Change projects are often treated as such – as projects. There are a myriad of approaches to project management, all of which achieve the task component of the change, but very few of which incorporate approaches to key stakeholder (i.e. employee) engagement. That’s why the majority of change projects fail – because they fail to take the people along on the journey. They fail to communicate effectively with employees. They fail to explain the urgency of the situation. They fail to involve employees in making plans to create the new future. And they fail to provide ways that employees can be a part of making that future a reality. For all these reasons, change projects that are treated as projects to be managed will fail, unless the human side of the change is considered and planned for as well.