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The Challenge of Change, a Toolkit for Managers
Overloaded with organizational changes? Most Human Resources professionals are. But rarely do they have the resources to do all the coaching and advising that will make those happen easily. There just isn't enough time for HR business partners to coach every manager in how to manage successfully through all the changes.
Written with Doug Adams, a major international management development expert, here is a one-of-a-kind Managers' Tool Kit that will re-motivate their teams during major change initiatives. Your managers will turn to it again and again for such advice as:
- How to re-establish focus and create a vision in the midst of change.
- How to help the team move beyond blaming and complaining behavior.
This Took Kit is modular in structure and practical - based on actual strategies successful managers have used and the latest in research. Each of the modules below include tools to use with the team:
- Module 1: Managing through Continuous Change
- Module 2: Creating a New Sense of Purpose
- Module 3: Working together in the Changed Organization
- Module 4: Managing Personal Stress
- Module 5: Creating and Environment
- Module 6: Relating to the Rest of the Organization
"This toolkit helped our managers manage through a major organizational reorganization. In human resources we were so busy with our own reorganization, we didn't have enough time to help everyone. We could give out the toolkit right away." - HR Generalist
Excerpt from The Challenge of ChangeManager's Self-Assessment
- I check in with my boss and my customers regularly to make sure my groups' priorities are the right ones.
- I articulate my priorities at least weekly to my staff.
- I can identify who on my staff is overburdened and who has time to help out.
- I am always looking for new ways of doing things.
- I push my staff to give me their suggestions for what work can be eliminated or redesigned.
- I set one-month goals for everyone that I manage directly.
- I follow up on these goals weekly.
- I have established a norm whereby my people help each other instead of competing for my attention.
- People come to me to suggest workflow improvements.
- People volunteer to help each other
- I never complain to my staff.
- I always maintain a positive attitude toward the people who work for me.
- I take the time to talk to everyone who works for me directly at least once a week.
- I remember to repeat to my people the positive feedback I hear about them from superiors, colleagues, and customers.
- I make a point of saying "Thank you" and "Good job" to people who put in an extra effort.
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