Below is the list of course content of our Change Management Skills training programme course in Japan
Change Management Course in Japan – Part 1
The definition of change is stated as “to cause to be different”. The concept of change management on a personal level has been examined for more than 100 years. But it is only after the mid-1980’s that change management has been investigated within the context of business applicability. Today’s change management initiatives have become a business discipline, driving bottom-line results through changes in systems and human behaviours. Managing change has, therefore, become a crucial skill, both for leadership — and for employees within an organisation.
- Defining Your Change Strategy
- It is critical to managing change by devising and executing a strategy that defines an approach compatible with the unique needs of the business. The change strategy serves as the guiding frame, giving direction and shaping decision making throughout the change implementation.
- Building the Change Management Team
- To efficiently administer a team positioned for success, leaders must select members who exhibit a large degree of skill such as commitment, communication and contributions. By formalising the change management team and providing funding and other sources of support, it sends a message of responsibility, accountability and demonstrates the investment the company has made in implementing the change.
Change Management Course in Japan – Part 2
For change to be successful, individuals within the organisation must aspire to support and participate in the change process. Solely building awareness does not create the desire within employees. Showing employees what is in it for them will provide a great starting point and help create support. The commencement of the change process is vital and showing the affected individuals how the change will enhance their environment will launch the change process on the right foot.
- What’s in it for Me?
- To reply to this question “What’s in it for Me?”, or the acronym WIFM, change management leaders within the organisation must generate energy and engagement surrounding the change.
- Building Support For The Change
- Compelling communications is required for building support in the organisation. Whoever communicates with individuals impacted by a change must have a clear comprehension of the overall nature of the change, its objectives, and how it aligns with the vision for the company. They must understand the risks of not changing, the timing for the change, and who will be most impacted by the change.
Change Management Course in Japan – Part 3
Change is consistent and will always transpire. Understanding change’s components on a personal level can help us relate it to a company-wide level. Change is essential to understand, as it touches many facets of a company. Its impact on the individual is of great significance as it will filter within and influence all levels of the company. Organisational change can generate fear and doubt, it is essential to understand these influences; what is required when they do occur, and planning for them when they happen.
- Influences on Change
- Typically causes of change can be classified into two classes: Internal and External. No company is an island and external powers are always influencing and communicating with its behaviour. Individuals and companies may have some minimal capability to manage such external factors such as economy, culture, politics, technology or societal changes.
- List of Common Reactions to Change
- If a change is announced, some individuals within the organisation may feel that the change is not needed. They may be reluctant to listen or debate any facts or information presented to support the change.
- Techniques to Help the Change Process
- Planning for the change is vital as with preparation comes the increment of success.
Change Management Course in Japan – Part 4
Every change starts with a leadership decision. Deciding to initiate changes is not always straightforward. Being prepared, planning thoroughly, and a qualified team will make that decision a lot more manageable.
- Preparing and Planning For Change
- A positive mindset is crucial. A change agent will be the anchorperson and support for the rest of the people within the organisation.
- Delegating For Change
- Surround yourself with individuals within the organisation that you can delegate to.
- Keeping the Lines of Communication Open
- It is crucial to always be available throughout the change process.
- Coping with Pushback From Change
- Not everyone in the organisation will agree on the change. Learn ways to deal with pushback
Change Management Course in Japan – Part 5
It is important to ensure that all stakeholders and employees within the organisation are on board with the change.
- Gathering Data For Change
- To have growing awareness and to build a desire to support the imminent change; the change management team must reach out to the company at large. The force field analysis, created by German social psychologist. Kurt Lewin. supports a change management team to recognise the advantages and disadvantages of a choice before arriving at a decision.
- Addressing Concerns and Issues of Change
- If concerns or issues occur, then measures must be taken to guarantee awareness is constantly raised and that want to support the change is amplified.
- Evaluating and Adapting
- Change is not immune to Murphy’s Law. There are various tools to help the team to make the transition smooth.
Change Management Course in Japan – Part 6
Once the change process is underway, it is crucial to sustaining the change with positive reinforcement.
- Leading Status Meetings During The Change Process
- The leader needs to make sure that the project and communication plan stays on track.
- Celebrating Successes
- It is important to actively celebrate the achievement with employees.
- Sharing the Results and Benefits of Change
- To maintain the result of a change, it is crucial for everyone within the organisation who is affected in the process to understand what effects are occurring.
Change Management Course in Japan – Part 7
Appreciative inquiry (AI) is a good model for change management. AI was developed by David L. Cooperrider, Ph.D., a professor at Case Western University. AI hypothesises that companies are not problems to be solved. Rather, each company has been created as a solution, designed in its own time, to fight a challenge, or to fill a need within a community.
- The Four Stages of Appreciative Inquiry
- The 4 stages in the appreciative Inquiry (AI) description are known as the 4-D cycle.
- The Purposes of Appreciative Inquiry
- Appreciative inquiry is administered in companies for many reasons.
- Examples and Case Studies of AI
- In the past few decades, there have been many procedures to appreciative inquiry. 2 primary methods of the appreciative inquiry often used in companies are Whole System Inquiry and the Appreciative Inquiry Summit.
Change Management Course in Japan – Part 8
Leadership in change management demands aligning individuals with a company’s issue or need, enabling them to see that they are working collectively toward a primary cause.
- A Dash of Emotion
- Emotion is interpreted as a state of feeling. Because the change in companies does not happen without people, human factors and emotion cannot be downplayed.
- Plenty of Facts Must Be Used
- A fact is something that is confirmed to exist or known to have existed.
Change Management Course in Japan – Part 9
Resiliency is the ability to consume high levels of change while preserving a level of performance and demonstrating minimal dysfunctional behavior. Resilient people do 2 things to decrease their sensitivity to dysfunctional behavior during the change process: They build their capacity to absorb shock, and they decrease the amount of energy necessary to triumphantly implement any one change.
- What is Resiliency?
- Resilience isn’t an objective characteristic; rather, it is a mixture of attributes of differing levels in characters. Resilient people, whom psychologist, Daryl Conner, terms O-Type, notice more opportunity than non-resilient personalities do.
- Why is it Important?
- When resilient personalities are faced with uncertainty, anxiety, and a loss of control that accompanies change, they tend to become more effective from the occurrences, rather than letting themselves to be absorbed bu the negative emotions.
- Five Easy Steps for the Leader and the Individual
- Individuals can exercise behaviours and steps to grow more resilient.
Change Management Course in Japan – Part 10
- What is Flexibility?
- There are 2 dimensions of flexibility; flexible thinking, and social flexibility.
- Why is it Important?
- Flexible personalities are team players, a critical need during a change management drive. Flexibility permits individual to brainstorm better, producing a wider variation of ideas to a project team.
- Five Easy Steps for the Leader and the Individual
- Some steps can benefit both a leader or an individual who is dealing with change on a individual or an company wide level.