1. Scope and Nature of Change Management
- Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and change
- Common changes within business
- Specific types of change in business
- Tools for identifying if change is needed
- Ansoff’s matrix
- Boston matrix
- Pestle analysis
- An analytic approach change management
2. Organisational Change Management (OCM)
- Goal setting
- The pillars of organisational change management
- The development of an OCM Strategy
- Types of organisational change management strategies
- Behavioural economics and behavioural science
- Data collection
3. Change models
- Forces for change
- 7 common change process models
- Kubler ross model
- Bridges transition model
- Nudge theory
- 7s model
- Lewin’s change model
- Adkar model
4. Responses to change
- Science and shifting norms
- How does organisational change impact people?
- Resistance to change and employee doubts
- How to counter resistance to change
- Reverting back
- Responding to staff transparently
5. Behavioural change in individuals
- Introduction to human behaviour change
- 3 steps in choosing a relevant approach
- Behaviour and the brain
- Stages of change model
6. Techniques, interventions and approaches
- Behaviour change techniques
- Link the change technique to an intervention
- The staircase model: an example of persuasion
- Professional development as a behaviour change technique
- Planning for change: different approaches
- Data-driven change: analysis and re-analysis
7. Sustainable change
- Why implementing sustainable change is important
- Approaches to sustainable change
- A model for sustainable change
- Installation vs implementation
- Support systems
- Choice architecture
8. Succession planning
- Prioritising succession planning
- Critical roles
- Approaches to succession planning
- Agile project management
- Business analysis as part of succession planning
9. Problem Based Learning (PBL) Project
Change is an act or a process where something becomes different. It is not just an act – I am going to change my clothes, but also the process that leads to a change. Moving from a nomadic society to an agricultural society, or an agricultural society to an industrial one requires different actions.
It doesn’t end there. It is also an ongoing process. Change often requires a process. Think about boiling a kettle to make a cup of tea. We might think – I boil the kettle and pour water over my tea bag – that is an act. But even this is not that simple. We have to turn on the tap, fill the kettle, turn on the kettle, then certain reactions occur in the water to make it heat up.
We then pour the heated water onto our tea bag. The water interacts with the tea and starts to create a liquid drink. So even a “simple” change like turning water and a tea bag into a cup of tea involves a process.
In more complex situations, such as changing from an agricultural to an industrial society, changing from a trainee to an expert in a field of work, improving a business, diversifying a business and so on. All go through a process of change.
COMMON CHANGES WITHIN BUSINESS
Common areas of change that occur across most industry sectors.
Some of the most common changes in a business may include:
- Introducing new systems
- Altering processes
- Tightening or relaxing of procedures
- Introduction of a new reporting structure
- Revised employee work conditions/regimes/hours
- Development of new teams
- Restructuring or changes to leadership
- Promotions and demotions
- Changes in the physical environment
- Mergers and/or Acquisitions
- Expansion of business into new markets
- Additions to/removal of product lines
- Reaction to a crisis (economic, health, social)
Most change begins in response to something. This can be identified through feedback, consultation with staff, changes in revenue or cash flow, supply, or even a response to the world political climate.
For example, a customer may complain about a product, which results in a rapid re-evaluation of the product, a redesign of a product, or the decision to stop selling it or other options.
The products may become obsolete. The business might then have to consider whether it can continue running a business selling different products, if it can no longer trade and go out of business or diversify the product range.
Change may be immediate, or it may occur over a longer period of time. For example, businesses that are reacting to a change in the business environment may need to do this very swiftly. However, there are also times where this will take longer, and business owners have more time to consider what is involved.
There is no single way to identify a problem, but there are some useful questions to consider:
- Is there a problem regularly, or one that is acute but potentially devastating to the business?
- What role does the business play in the community, society, or the commercial sector generally?
- Can a mentor be accessed for advice – someone who has faced this challenge before?
- How does the core business normally generate income?
- Which areas of the business are not profitable?
- What is the current pricing strategy and why? When were prices last reviewed?
- Is cash flow positive each month?
- Is the current marketing strategy working for the business?
- Is the marketing reaching the target customers?
- What external factors are impacting the business?
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