What effective change managers know and do Webinar 16th May 2014

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Posted by APM on 16th May 2014

Change management is evolving fast, and is increasingly being seen as a specialist and independent discipline. In response, the Change Management Institute and APMG-International have launched a new change management body of knowledge (CMBoK). This describes the competencies that make an effective change manager, as well as giving guidance and sign-posting sources on how to effectively lead change. Managing the mechanics of delivering change is just one aspect of change management. Successful change will only occur when each individual involved is ready, and willing, to do something different.

Ranjit Sidhu explained some of the thinking behind the new change management guidelines, and considered some of the following key issues:

  • How does change management differ from project and programme management?
  • What can happen in organisations when change isn't effectively managed?
  • What do effective change managers do?
  • What's in the CMBoK and how can this help change managers?
  • The event was equally valuable for change management specialists, and for project and programme managers with responsibility for implementing change initiatives.

Guidelines for change management often focus on the role of leaders and leadership, but change affects individuals, teams and organisations in equal measure. Success in change management depends on a blend of managing the delivery of change, through a good process, whilst supporting people through the emotional side of change, with strong behavioural skills. 

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