How to Positively Influence Organizational Change When It’s “Dumped on Your Lap”! | Sessions

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Concurrent Session, ENX CHRO, ENX HR Leaders, ENX Mid-Market
How to Positively Influence Organizational Change When It’s “Dumped on Your Lap”!
In-Person and Virtual Monday 06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Gain real-world tactics to influence business leaders to roll-out change in a way that reduces resistance and frustration and increases success. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

So often business leaders 'throw change over the wall' to HR, and you're expected to 'execute the change' by 'communicating' or 'training.'  But you didn't even have a voice in the change, suspect employees will resist, and know there's a better way to roll it out.  With the failure rate of major organizational changes at 70%, often due to 'people issues,' leaders desperately need HR's unique perspective.  Join us for actionable take-aways to influence change!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role that HR professionals are typically asked to play during change initiatives - and also the role they could and should play - and how to close that gap to break the 'change failure cycle.'
  • Learn about the most common sources of resistance to change, and how HR professionals can help reduce resistance to changes their organizations need to make to survive and thrive in this time of massive disruption across industries and around the world.
  • Appreciate the needs and concerns of business leaders during change initiatives, and how to adapt one's approach and communications to 'speak in their language' in order to build relationships as a trusted advisor and influence for impact.
  • Build skill in engaging for change up, down, and across the organization to partner in rolling-out successful and sustainable change, which will contribute bottom-line value to your organization by helping to increase the probability of implementing change smoothly and successfully, improving ROI and engagement in the process.
  • Develop greater confidence and competence, and reduce stress and frustration, during change initiatives - for oneself and one's colleagues - by becoming more agile and change-ready as an HR professional, and by learning how to foster greater agility and change-readiness in the key stakeholders we serve.

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Barbara Anne Trautlein , Principal,
Change Catalysts, LLC