Introduction to Change Management - Revised
Learn about key concepts and practices involved in organisational change - people, ideas and strategies.
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In this course, you will learn about change in organisations. Types of organisational change include: Process changes; Re-structuring; Culture change and Systems implementation. The success of any change initiative depends on the ability of the people involved to accept and embrace the desired change. Change can be disorienting, creating stress and anxiety for people and many people’s first reaction is to try to avoid the change. Others will actively resist change through tactics such as negativity, destructive criticism and even sabotage.
You will learn how leaders in organisations can work with others, to enable them to effectively transition through organisational change. You will see how a communication strategy helps to guide communication activities through the change process and ensures that all stakeholders are actively engaged. Different communication channels (Intranet, Print and Face-to-face) are used. Organizational change is a process that is facilitated by planning and analysis, but it is also influenced by serendipity and chance. You will be able to distinguish between planned, emergent, episodic and continuous forms of organizational change.
This free Change Management course will be of great interest to professionals looking to play a prominent role in change management processes. The course will also be of interest to small business owners who want to learn more about guiding their employees through a period of change. Change is a constant feature of business. This means that the skills you will learn in this course will undoubtedly come in handy sooner or later. So why wait? Start the course now. and become the professional your organization is looking for.Start Course Now
Module 1: Change Management and Communications
Change Management and Communications - Learning Outcomes
Change Management Concerns
The People Side of Change
Change Management and Communications - Lesson Summary
Module 2: Theory and Practice of Change Management
Theory and Practice of Change Management - Learning Outcomes
Types of Change
History of Change Management
Change Management and Culture
Theory and Practice of Change Management - Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Define change management and summarize its basic elements
- Discuss the phases of implementing change in an organization
- Describe the importance of leadership throughout periods of organizational change
- Explain the importance of communication skills throughout periods and phases of change
- Describe the various forms of change that take place in organizations
- Outline the evolution of change management during the course of the twentieth century
- Explain the role that "culture" plays in change management
- Discuss various approaches that can be used when attempting to implement change in an organization
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