Changing how you manage and communicate change - Focusing on the human side of change
Format: Adobe eBook
BIC: BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT, Management & management techniques
BISAC: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
Published: 31 Mar 2009
This series of books aims to provide practical guidance on a range of soft-skills areas for those in IT. They may also be used to good effect by others, including those who deal with IT professionals, in order to facilitate more effective and cooperative working practices.
Changing How You Manage and Communicate Change deals with the issue of change from a refreshingly different perspective. Its premise is that change will proceed more smoothly and effectively if serious consideration is given to the people aspects. The book offers ideas, guidelines and advice to help you implement change in a way which respects those affected, using communication skills as guidance tools.
All those who work in and with IT will benefit from reading this book. You will better understand your own reactions to change and those of colleagues, customers, and suppliers. You will be able to explain more confidently why a one-size-fits-all change management plan doesn’t work and how to make it more flexible. You will also understand more clearly why there is always a productivity drop when a change is introduced, and how to help people move up the learning curve more quickly.
This book will enable you to recognise and accept differences in how people respond to change, and harness these differences for the benefit of the business.
1: Could This Be You?
2: Illuminating the Experience of Change
3: Chaos and the Satir Change Model
4: Universal Truths about Change
5: Differences in Receptiveness to Change
6: Assessing Your Response to Change
7: Building a Foundation for Managing Change
8: Introducing Change Thoughtfully
9: Talking to the People Affected by Change
10: Offering Caring Communication
11: Learning from the Experience of Change