Common factors for managing successful change

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Posted by APM on 1st Feb 2016

It was a real pleasure speaking to the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire branch members, on behalf of the Enabling Change SIG and as an independent change practitioner.

The attached slides cover my presentation, and also the outputs from the discussions.
The last slide shows the results of a feedback poll that we are piloting on delegates’ change capability, the impact of our seminars on that capability, and also on their engagement with the SIG.

We covered all types of change

We were exploring all types of change: organisational, IT, process-related, and others.  Some of the examples of the delegates’ own change programmes are included in the slides.

There was a lot of knowledge within the room

It was apparent from the level of discussion, and from the results of the poll, that many of the delegates (88.5% of the 26 who responded) had either started their journey in practising change management, or were already well experienced in it.
It’s therefore no surprise that they came up with an impressive list of their own suggestions for common factors for managing successful change.  I presented my own list combining my own and other members’ of our committee’s experience, and there are a few additions to be made from that now from this event.

The seminar built on delegates’ change capability and their engagement with the Enabling Change SIG

All but one delegate said that they had gained something useful or insightful from the event, and all but one will be looking out for future events, joining the SIG or continuing as members, or looking out for other ways to get involved.  The one who would not be following-up with us included a comment: “Not really my area I’m afraid.  Still enjoyed it.”

We look forward to more opportunities like this one!

I also found this to be a very enjoyable and insightful event.  Both the SIG committee and I look forward to more opportunities to interact with change practitioners and other APM members in this way.

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