Every organization is impacted by change, yet a significant number of change efforts fail to reach their intended goals. New technology, processes, and business models have tremendous impacts on your talent and your organizational structure. Managers and leaders need to develop a broader view of change that builds organizational agility and capability. The Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED) can help you build the change agility and capability needed to successfully thrive in today's evolving business environment.
Successfully leading change is a critical skill for leaders at all levels of your organization. Afterall, they are the primary reason that change efforts succeed or fail. Properly strategized and executed change management plans will fail if leaders do not have the skill set to manage the people side of change.
There are several factors that determine the readiness of an organization before they implement change. Understanding the key factors, assessing the readiness of the organization against these key factors, and developing the proper action plan to build readiness is important to the success of any change effort.
Making the Business Case for Change
Employees can be frozen in the current operational state of the business, which can make them resistant to change. Often, they do not see a reason why they need to change. Creating and communicating the business case for change is a critical early step that activates employees down the change path and unfreezes them from status quo.
Prior to implementing change within your organization, you need to evaluate both the organizational readiness for the change and the change itself. This initial assessment helps determine the model and size of the change management team, the support system needed, and the risks you may encounter during implementation.
Join us at the Fluno Center
In addition to our Custom Development Solutions, we offer more than 70 sessions of professional development programs at the Fluno Center in Madison, Wisconsin. These interactive, hands-on courses give your employees the opportunity to practice and develop their skills alongside a community of peers. Relevant courses include:
Instructors with Real-World Experience
Instructors for the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development blend world-class research with practical, real-world experience. Our instructors are hand-selected and continuously evaluated to ensure your modern learners leave the experience with practical skills they can implement immediately.