Ch 9: Basics of Organizational Change

About This Chapter

Easily ensure your employees are ready to weather changes within your company with this helpful corporate training chapter on the basics of organizational change. This chapter can be used with specific employees or used to create compelling group training seminars and workshops.

Basics of Organizational Change - Chapter Summary

Our professionals explain the basics of organizational change in this chapter so that you can introduce the concepts to your team members. They discuss Kotter's 8-step change model of management, the way in which it's applied and the fearless change approach. The lessons can be accessed at your employees' convenience on their mobile devices or computers 24 hours a day.

How It Helps

  • Offers knowledge: When your team members complete this chapter, they should understand business playbooks for organizational change and the analysis of fearless change.
  • Simplifies training: Whether your employees work the same schedule in one location or work a variety of different schedules in different locations, this organizational change chapter can be viewed by all of them.
  • Helps ease transition: This chapter contains lessons on overcoming barriers during change and the importance of employee attitudes and behavior, helping managers navigate these changes with success.

Skills Covered

Our chapter is designed to help your team members do the following:

  • Outline Kotter's 8-step change model of management
  • Apply the 8-step change model
  • Summarize and analyze fearless change
  • Explain the importance of employee attitudes and behavior during organizational change
  • Follow strategies to overcome barriers to organizational change
  • Discuss business playbooks for organizational change
  • Detail possible organizational change scenarios

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: Basics of Organizational Change
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Kotter's 8-Step Change Model of Management

1. Kotter's 8-Step Change Model of Management

This lesson details the steps involved in Kotter's eight-step change model including: create urgency, form a powerful coalition, create change vision, communicate the vision, remove obstacles, create short-term wins, build on the change, and anchor the change in organizational culture.

Applying Kotter's 8-Step Change Model

2. Applying Kotter's 8-Step Change Model

John Kotter's 8-step change model is widely accepted across all industries as an effective model for implementing organizational change. In this lesson, each step of the Kotter model is discussed using Carl's carwash as the contextual example for making lasting change at the carwash.

Fearless Change: Summary & Analysis

3. Fearless Change: Summary & Analysis

The book 'Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas' is an excellent guide for leaders dedicated to bringing about transformational change. This is a summary of this helpful book by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising.

Employee Behavior & Attitudes During Organizational Change

4. Employee Behavior & Attitudes During Organizational Change

Change can be difficult for organizations. The fear of the unknown, fear of loss, fear of failure, disruption of relationships, certain personalities and internal politics are the main reasons for rejecting change. In order to manage change, the company needs to offer communication, support and participation.

Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Organizational Change

5. Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Organizational Change

As companies look to innovate and grow, organizational change is to be expected. While organizational change may be risky, it can also set the company up for continued future success. This lesson will review strategies for overcoming barriers to organizational change.

Business Playbooks for Organizational Change

6. Business Playbooks for Organizational Change

When businesses are undergoing periods of substantial change, the effort can quickly descend into chaos if an effective plan isn't in place. This lesson provides instructions for creating a business playbook for initiating well-executed change.

Practical Application: Organizational Change Scenarios

7. Practical Application: Organizational Change Scenarios

Organizations are constantly changing, and while often necessary, it's not easy to embrace change. Let's explore three scenarios that illustrate how managers can help employees cope with major workplace changes.

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