Behaviour Change

Behaviour Change

*Also take a look at behaviour change theories

“Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables” (old Spanish proverb)

The alarm goes off at 6.45am every morning, apart from the weekend. This is so I get 30 minutes to get up and do exercise every morning, but probably like hundreds of other people around the world, with good intentions, the temptation to hit the snooze button, turn over and have another 15-20 minutes is so strong! Continue reading

7 Steps to Facilitating Change

7 Steps to Facilitating Change

 

There continues to be fundamental and seismic changes in today’s organisations in all sectors. The change factors in today’s world are at times bewildering in their pace and momentum; external changes include economic crises, globalisation leading to increased competition, changing legislation, and ever changing technology. Within organisations the impact shows itself through downsizing and restructuring, change of business direction, power changes of influence within the organisation, and quite often a sustained lack of clarity for operational people in what their job actually is.

Career Change

Career Change

As I write this, many organisations are currently facing pressure to cut costs; downsizing employee numbers, increasing workloads, doing more with less. People within those organisations, especially a Public sector organisation I am working currently on a set of Career Review programme for staff, are recognising that things are changing, jobs aren’t secure  any longer, and individuals need to actively manage their future career. Continue reading

Managing Change

Managing change

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of” Jim Rohn

Many organisations are currently facing pressure to cut costs; downsizing employee numbers, increasing workloads, and doing more with less. Managers are the ones who have to drive and deliver the changes that are unpopular. One of the hardest challenges is to respond well to the human consequences of such activity and Managers can feel they are carrying that particular burden alone.

Change needs to be looked at through a structural lens; how do we go about managing change in organisations and teams? What are the foundation stones of managing change?; things like consultation, involvement and sound project management.

However, we all know that change has a huge impact psychologically on us, so its important to understand why we find change so hard, and how we can develop the resilience to cope well.

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