Change Management

Navigating the people aspect of change journeys

Taking a people centric approach

 

A people centric approach to change management is one that places value on both people and results.
It balances between:
Challenging Directly - Demanding excellence and high performance
Caring Deeply - Concern for the welfare of people, personal and family situations, mental and emotional health

FOR LEADERS LEADING AND MANAGING CHANGE
FOR LEADERS LEADING AND MANAGING CHANGE
FOR STAFF FOR EMBRACING CHANGE
FOR STAFF FOR EMBRACING CHANGE
For Leaders leading and managing change

 

Leaders with relational skills are key to a people-centric approach to change management

 

Relational skills are critical for leading the change in order to provide support on the ground for the changes as well as being able to achieve the engagement necessary for organizational wide buy-in.

 


 

Leaders who are able adopt a people-centric approach are able to strike a delicate balance between performance and care.

 

Relationally competent leaders know how to:

 

Recognize Realities

They are able to face the facts of the situation and are willing to discover their staffs’ reality which may be different. This allows leaders to understand clearly so that they can manage their own blind spots.

Build Trust

Because leaders who have relational skills are attuned to the needs of their staff, they are more likely to be perceived as being capable of solving problems and meeting their needs. This builds a sense of trust and a willingness to participate in the change process.

Facilitate open and honest conversations

This is crucial to being in tune with what is really going on and helps leaders revisit their assumptions and refine their plans for change early in the change process.

Reach Agreement

They are able to facilitate collaboration and reach an agreement on how to approach change. This level of involvement allows for a high level of engagement in change efforts.

Inspiring people to support change

Leaders with strong relational skills have the influence to inspire people to overcome their fears to pursue something greater for themselves and the organization.

Take responsibility

Relationally strong leaders are able to have a strong sense of ownership for the team. They model the way and are focus on developing others and fixing processes instead of blaming others.

 

FOR STAFF FOR EMBRACING CHANGE

 

Building Resilience for Staff to Embrace Change

 

When individuals are resilient, organisational resistance to change is reduced. A resilient organisation can focus on creating the value that will allow the organisation to make the transformational changes needed.

 

Inspiring people to support change

 

  • Able to deal with ambiguity and challenges, possessing a mental toughness to not back down from difficulties
  • Able to respond to changes by continuing to innovate and problem solve, try, fail, try again
  • Can remain calm and open to learning new technology and new ways of doing things
  • Able to collaborate and be productive in crunch time, instead of being paralysed into inaction

 

Developing resilience by shifting mindsets

 

Because leaders who have relational skills are attuned to the needs of their staff, they are more likely to be perceived as being capable of solving problems and meeting their needs. This builds a sense of trust and a willingness to participate in the change process.

 

Benefits of mindset change

Open

Openness to new perspectives, confidence to explore more efficient approaches

Habit Interest

Staff develop the habit and interest in learning new skills

Rewarding

Learning becomes increasingly effective, productive, and rewarding

 

How to cultivate mindset change

 

  • Address the issue in a sensitive manner, ensuring that the people involved feel safe and supported. Anxieties and concerns should be heard and addressed thoughtfully
  • Highlight and share success stories of colleagues overcoming challenges further encourages those who are developing an open mindset and learning to challenge existing paradigms and limitations.

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