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Managing in Times of Change: 24 Tools For managers, Individuals, and Teams / Edition 1
     

Managing in Times of Change: 24 Tools For managers, Individuals, and Teams / Edition 1

by Michael Maginn
 

ISBN-10: 0071449116

ISBN-13: 9780071449113

Pub. Date: 11/19/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

While change is essential to your organization's survival, it can also breed instability, stress, and even anger in your workforce. Managing in Times of Change shows you how to help managers and employees understand the benefits of change and flourish within their new environment and responsibilities. Twenty-four workplace-proven leadership lessons and tools

Overview

While change is essential to your organization's survival, it can also breed instability, stress, and even anger in your workforce. Managing in Times of Change shows you how to help managers and employees understand the benefits of change and flourish within their new environment and responsibilities. Twenty-four workplace-proven leadership lessons and tools provide you with a uniquely personal look at the impact of organizational change, detailing strategies to

Communicate and personify the benefits of change

Isolate and clarify areas of impact

Paint a consistent picture of the current change

Measure and celebrate progress

Get team members involved

Empathize without always agreeing

Employees required to change how, where, and with whom they work can have difficulty seeing the benefits of'a new situation. Managing in Times of Change provides straight talk and actionable advice that will help managers, teams, and individuals understand and implement workplace change in order to strengthen themselves and the organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071449113
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/19/2004
Series:
McGraw-Hill Professional Education Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Managing in times of change viii

Personally refocusing for managers: Understand how change affects you

Understand the "from-to" 3

Choose a productive response 5

Seek the opportunity 7

Gather your assets and resources 9

Forge personal goals 11

Walk the talk 13

Make friends with ambiguity 15

Lead the team through: How adaptable is your team?

Paint a picture of what is happening 19

Build new rules for a new game 21

Remember what is still important 23

Improvise, adapt, adjust 25

Measure and celebrate progress 27

Hold the team accountable 29

Squash the rumor mill 31

Get team members involved 33

Reward the team for progress 35

Show a path to individuals: Help people get unstuck

Understand natural reactions to change 39

Customize help for struggling individuals 41

Offer empathy 43

Actively surface dissatisfaction 45

Pinpoint the positives for individuals 47

Tailor positive tasks for individuals 49

Encourage individuals to let go of the past 51

Stand up for people if they are right 53

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