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Need a helping hand to handle change?
As our name suggests, The Change Forum's business is about the business of change – addressing it, managing it, designing processes for it... guiding, facilitating and leading people through change... We provide a range of skilled change management support activities in-house, to suit your specific work setting, cultural context and change challenges.
Whether it’s helping an executive team plan it, setting up a change team to get started on it, preparing people for it, working out ways to manage resistance to it or building change leadership capability to manage it better – when it comes to change, most organisations can use a hand with it.
Whatever shape your change takes – a new work design, a new structure, a new piece of technology, new directions and programs, merging work units, or making workplace improvements – at some stage, people need support to help them do their change-work well, even if you plan to handle implementation mostly by yourself.
Learning is at the heart of successful change. Our change-work capitalises on the close connection between change, leadership, and learning - and building the conversational, relational and team-working capabilities to support them.
Whatever direction your change takes, 'learning how to change' is critical to successful implementation. No change happens without a change in thinking. People need new tools, new concepts and new ideas to help them change.
With over 20 year’s change management experience, we have proven capabilities for both project managing "the big picture", facilitating "at the workface" and dealing with the practicalities to "make it happen". As long-standing practitioners and exponents of ‘learning organisations’, our change approach is based firmly on learning organisation values, concepts and principles. The 5 Learning Disciplines first popularised by Peter Senge – Shared Vision, Mental Models, Personal Mastery, Team Learning and Systems Thinking – inform all of our workplace change and improvement programs
Our change services cover areas like change facilitation, strategic visioning, redesigning teams and work processes, cultural revitalisation, mapping change plans and processes, transferring change leadership skills to your people and conducting key action-learning workshops at crucial, crunch-points in your process. Here’s a few things organisations frequently ask us to do to help out with their workplace change and improvement processes (follow the links for more information)...
In addition to our more structured change support services, we can also write you a customised change guide or toolkit and help you facilitate ‘hard-to-handle’ crunch-points – those difficult bits in the change process it’s crucial to get right before you can go further.
We’ve been helping senior executives, managers, facilitators and workteams navigate their way through change for over 20 years.
Bill Cropper, our principal consultant, has an impressive track record undertaking strategic change in different organisation settings and cultural contexts and a wealth of experience designing, facilitating and implementing innovative workplace improvement processes on both small and large scale projects, where organisational learning, leadership and change management are the keys to success.
Here’s just a few of the organisations we’ve given a helping hand to handle change:
Our contribution to your change effort can be delivered in a number of ways. From a multi-faceted major change project with a combination of strategic interventions to delivery of structured 1-day change support programs like “Engaging with Change Resistance” or “Preparing People for Change”, 2-day programs such as “Leading Change Management”, "Leading Culture Change" or perhaps one-on-one coaching for leaders wanting individual help to work through particular aspects of implementing change
Our programs are inclusive of comprehensive change guides or toolkits, designed to support ongoing learning and back-at-work change implementation activities following the facilitated learning event and pricing varies according to the nature of our assistance, the extent of the project, location and numbers of people involved, content customisation and whether you look after things like venue, equipment-hire and catering, or we do.
The ability to manage change and make it happen rapidly and smoothly is one of the keys to organisational vitality, renewal and success... So if you need a hand handling change, get in touch with us now to discuss your change challenges...