skills TAKEAWAYS

Embracing change

Duration: 2 hours

Ideal for: Anyone facing change at work

While the subject of how individuals react to change is well-researched, the reality of dealing with the emotions of change continues to be a source of resistance, stress and disruption for many people.  

 
 

Session Outline

In today’s fast-paced world, we are each faced with more frequent and more diverse change, both at home and in the workplace. While the subject of how individuals react to change is well-researched, the reality of dealing with the emotions of change continues to be a source of resistance, stress and disruption for many people. 

This course is designed for anyone facing change at work and aims to minimise negative outcomes by discussing the typical change transition process, and proactively planning strategies for creating a greater sense of control in a changing environment.

Objectives

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Explain the change transition curve and explain the emotions associated with each stage
  • Examine why individuals resist change
  • Assess your typical response to change
  • Consider your experience of change, both positive and negative
  • Identify proactive steps you can take to minimise the disruption caused by change

Course structure and content

  • Individual responses to change
  • Understanding change resistance
  • Seeing change as a positive rather than a threat
  • Circle of control and concern
  • Personal approaches to overcoming resistance
  • Engaging with others to support your transition