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Change management

Listen to a consultant talking about the basic stages of the change process and the people in a change management team.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


People resist to change because they may not have liked the idea proposed for change. In my practical experience all changes proposed are not good, because some of the changes may not have tested properly, whereas the implementer wanted to implement his idea because of pressure or ego.
Some of the practices might have worked in all robust conditions some times the management wants to implement the change in the process for testing purpose or to understand the effect of change.
Change is always not right or wrong.

I have been working as a Planning Director for many years. What I've seen during a serious change process most of the experienced staff show resistance in different ways. A majority of people think that the current methods they use in their worklife are the most experienced and proven ones that work the best. I should admit that it is getting difficult to learn new methods and ways of working. Younger generations are full of energy and willing to learn new things. And the capacity of acquiring is higher at younger ages. I think that succesfull changes in companies have to provide both old and new generations to be involved in the process. Only in this way the company get benefit from the experince of old workers and energy of younger ones.

In any company or society there must be a change after a time of practicing a way of production, the change in management bring new vision, new skills and different procedures . some people resist to this change and don’t try to cope with it , they think these new manners are difficults to practice because they don’t want to learn and develop their skills , so they are lazy . Others think that the new procedures are strange and not helpful, they think there will be risk . this is a negative thought
Some times the employees don’t have the change requirements , so the leaders need new employees with the right qualification to practice these procedures .

The great problem to face during implementation stage for change is staff or management executives' resistance to changes, this arise due to conflict of their interests or fear of unknown on the changes. Therefore, some harsh decisions may need to made in order to accomplish the changes.

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