In a world that has seen a quantum leap in technology, communications and globalisation over the past decade, the only certainty is change. In the past change was gradual and far less intimidating, but in today’s world the need for change makes a far more insistent demand on our time and resources if we are to keep abreast of the latest developments. Change is now an inevitable part of our corporate and private lives and how to deal with it effectively is the challenge that faces individuals and organisations across the nation.
It is no longer sufficient to plan for next week, next month, or next year, organisations have to anticipate change by developing a strategic plan for up to five years into the future. The necessity to plan for the changing needs of the community, brought about by technological advances and growing consumer demands and regional development need to be constantly addressed. However to facilitate and implement any plan effectively a Change Management Plan is an essential component.
People in general are resistant to change, no matter how necessary that change may be; they have to be sold on the benefits, understand the necessity and see the opportunities the proposed changes will bring about. Their fears, uncertainties and misconceptions have to be handled by clear communications, personal involvement and participation in the change process, in short Change Management. No wonder, then, that it is so often said that effective change is 20% structural change and 80% good people management.
Storkeys’ Team has experience in presenting Change Management workshops to many business and organisations. Full day workshops address the tools necessary to communicate and implement change management effectively.
“This team was the best presenters (of an information session) I have so far attended. Use them more!”
Manager Bundaberg Regional Council
Storkeys’ Team has presented a number of workshops on Change Management to Bundaberg Regional Council and following the day in July 2012 they received the following comment: