The ability to lead change successfully is one of the key competencies today’s leaders have to develop and possess. For this leaders need to equip themselves with skills, tools and techniques helping them to orchestrate complex processes while creating the basis for a commonly shared vision, buy-in and true commitment.
Despite all the research done on change and transformations in recent decades, a large proportion of change initiatives still fail to deliver. In this 1-day workshop we focus on the key factors that often make change initiatives more challenging than expected: culture, leadership and the need for behavioral change.
This workshop is led by a course faculty with long-standing China experience helping foreign-invested companies master turnaround situations by increasing an organization’s change readiness.
We will discuss questions as:
• What are the crucial success factors in change? • How to ensure buy-in? • How to achieve lasting behavioral change? • How to keep motivation and momentum up during change? • How to align people around a common language and big picture view of the change process and a common understanding of the most critical aspects of your change program? • How to deal with a lack of commitment or resistance?
In this workshop we build upon the practical experiences and insights of participants and connect them to theoretical frameworks. In particular, we will revisit John P. Kotter’s famous 8-Step Model and use a self-chosen case to learn how to apply it in practise. At the end of the workshop participants should get a decent understanding of how to master key challenges as:
• Building a clear vision of the future • Creating enthusiasm for change • Explaining the rationale for change • Getting buy-in and creating ownership • Dealing with resistance.
General Manager and Corporate Trainer at Shanghai INNOVA Management Institute
Dr. Laurenz Awater is a people and organization development expert with more than 20 years of China experience. He works as management consultant and trainer for international corporations operating in China. As head of the Shanghai INNOVA Management Institute Dr. Laurenz Awater has been organizing and facilitating high-level consulting-style executive workshops in China since 2003.
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