Are we Managing Change or the Perceptions about Change?

Organization and Change

justice makhado
Management Consultant, South Africa

Are we Managing Change or the Perceptions about Change?

Are we even managing change or are we managing employee feelings about the change?

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Managing or Leading Employees

I believe we manage things and inanimate objects and we lead people. That's because we cannot control other people's attitudes, feelings, behaviours; we can only influence them to act in a way that's desirable to us.
As a change leader, we first appeal to their emotional need for change, set a future state vision of change, and describe the initial steps to start down the different path. This is the communication side.
We also must give them reasons to believe change can be executed. This means enabling the employees with time and money to participate in the change.

Professor, Lesotho

Managing Change or Employee Feelings About Change?

Yes on appeal to their emotions and giving them reasons, but we should also empower them by asking them to read theories of change so that we do not test our choices on them but rather we all participate with the same or equal level of knowledge.

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Empowering by Reading Theories of Change

Leutloela: I agree with your comment. I provide ch...

  Julius Tubili
Interim Manager, Zimbabwe

Managing Change

Gary; your change management tact is spot on, I wi...

  justice makhado
Management Consultant, South Africa

Managing the Perception Towards Change

Thanks for your responses, very thought provoking,...

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Change Starts with Self

Justice: your comments are totally accurate. When ...

  Lawrence Gqesha
Analyst, South Africa

What are we Managing

We manage the processes and lead the people. Peopl...

  Dr. Luis De La Cruz
Professor, United States

Managing People Who Execute Change

People, structure, environment, and culture stimul...

  Caroline A Vine
Manager, United Kingdom

Change may be Unwelcome, but is Necessary

The one thing that's consistent in business is cha...

  justice makhado
Management Consultant, South Africa

Are we Really Managing the Change

What then do we do with those who won't change, as...

  Liz Luciano
United States

Managing Change

@Gary Wong: Gary I agree, people should be led - n...

  Dr Gary Jones
Business Consultant, Australia

The Elements of Change

There are many elements to change and certainly em...

  bharat lal
Director, Nigeria

Change Management and Leadership

Managing change is when it has become a necessity,...

  TSE Pak Hoi Isaac (Dr.)
Professor, China

Bottom-Up, Non-linear Change

We could plan and wish to execute linear change, s...

  Ivan Kohlinsky
Management Consultant, United Kingdom

Managing Change and Managing Employee Feelings About Change

The behavioural science side of change is definite...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Tool to Visualize Behavioral Change

Hi Ivan, I believe you're referring to (a variant ...

  Luis cupenala
CEO, South Africa

Managing Change or Employees?

Change is a natural process that depends mostly on...

  Caroline A Vine
Manager, United Kingdom

Managing Change and People in case of Privatisation

If the culture of the organisation has not had the...

  TSE Pak Hoi Isaac (Dr.)
Professor, China

Privatization is a Radical Change in Organizational Design Model

@Caroline A Vine: why privatization? To crack the ...

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Privatization is Another Type of Business Model

@Tse Pak Hoi Isaac (Dr.) and @Caroline A Vine: It'...

  Sabine Pitcher
Manager, United Kingdom

Managing Change or Employees' Feelings?

You are spot on with your question... Managing cha...

  Jacqueline Gargiulo
United States

Change versus Transition

I have been researching current thinking, and it i...

  Sumudu Dissanayake
Manager, Sri Lanka

Sustainable Change Until the Change Changes

We can not achieve sustainable change without chan...

  Louis Liu
Manager, China

We Should Think About the Meaning of Change to Different People

I know in some case, people even resist some good ...

Project Manager, Nigeria

Change is Constant and Change Drive Improvement

I have come to know over the years of my experienc...


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Organization and Change

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