Send Us a Message

ILM Recognised Provider

Corporate Coach Group is an ILM Recognised Provider of development training.

About the Institute of Leadership & Management

CPD Accredited Member

Corporate Coach Group has training modules which are CPD Accredited. Learn more here.

About CPD Provider

Wise Words

Wise Words are those Snappy Sayings and Clever Quotations that give you Wisdom-in-a-nutshell: such as this one from Albert Einstein

Wise Words and Quotes

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything..."
Keep reading...

Wise Words and Quotes

FREE Training Questionnaires

You need to develop your skills. But which skills? And by what method?

FREE Training Needs Analysis

Take a look at this list of free, informative and engaging questionnaires.
Go ahead - have a go...

FREE Training Questionnaires

FREE eBook Download

This short book will teach you some of the secrets of leadership, including communication, handling difficult people, planning and motivation.

FREE eBook Download

Receive your free ebook straight to your inbox, with our compliments.

FREE eBook Download

Managing Change At Work

Book Online Now, or Call Us +44 020 3856 3008
Posted 10 May 2010 by Chris FarmerChris Farmer

Personal Development Courses

We offer both:
• Bespoke in-house training.
These can be tailored to your specific needs.
• Open training courses at locations near you.
You may find the following will help with your change management skills.

Managing change at work

Change is in the air: Change of economic condition; climate change; political change.
The Laws of Darwinian evolution demand that you adapt and change.

There are two kinds of change:

  1. One is good
  2. The other is not so good

Here is the good change:

Change in behaviour that is intended to result in you arriving at a specific place in a specified time.

Here is the not so good change

Change that is intended to get you anywhere (change for change sake).

Change for change sake is a common error.

Charlton Ogburn, Jr. (1911-1998) wrote:
"We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization".

Change for change sake is dangerous

This kind of change is caused by the false logic that says:

  1. All improvement implies a change
  2. This is a change
  3. Therefore this in an improvement

Do not change for its own sake

Change is expensive tiring and upsetting to most people.

Change is unavoidable.

So make change purposeful.

"A person in danger should not try to escape at one stroke. He should first calmly hold his own, and then be satisfied with small gains, which will come by creative adaptations." I Ching

Make change comply with the following conditions

  1. Make your change goal directed, purposeful; intended to deliver you to a place of your choosing.
  2. Make your change organised according to an intelligent, written plan.
  3. Change is stressful enough without adding disorganisation into the mix.
  4. Make change unceasingly
    Never stop adapting, growing and improving.
  5. Make your change in good spirits

Don't begrudge change. Even BAD roads can lead to peaceful, golden beaches.

For more information about change management training visit the Corporate Coach Group website.

You or your colleagues might also be interested in our newest Change Management Questionnaire

FREE Training Needs Analysis

FREE Training Needs Analysis!

In order to get the best from your training, you need to discover your relative strengths and weaknesses. Take our FREE training needs analysis questionnaire now and get a report in less than five minutes!

If you think a friend might enjoy this, please share it with them:

Blog Email Subscription

Do you want to receive an email whenever we post a new blog? The blogs contain articles 5-10 minutes long - ideal for reading during your coffee break!
If you wish to sign up for this, please click here.

Improve yourself with Training Courses

Good training is important for your continued professional development. You may find this very popular course will help with your change management skills. Reserve your place today with Corporate Coach, a leading UK training provider.

Your Comments

Nobody has rated this blog yet... based on 1 reviews, 5 out of 5 stars.
Would you like to rate this blog?