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Message 1 of 11: Julie Thornton on 04/06/2009
I am looking for an effective activitiy to run within a half day Change management workshop for junior to middle management. The environment is office based - any reccomendations?

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Message 2 of 11: Andi Roberts on 04/06/2009
Hi Julie,
Why not build up a small case study based on the content of your course and ask them to apply the tools and techniques that you are working with them on to the case. The case could be a fictional one or could be based on a potential future change in the business.

If you have lots of tools and techniques you might want to divide the group up and give them a smaller selection of tools.

Once they have worked through the case study ask them to present their suggestions on change implementation, the highlights on tools / techniques and also any other lessons learnt / thoughts from the process.

Hope this helps, Andi

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Message 3 of 11: Julie Thornton on 04/06/2009
Thanks Andi; I am thinking along those lines and appreciate your thoughts - Julie

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Message 4 of 11: Mike Morrison on 04/06/2009
what is the focus of the "change management" - psychology of change, project management? - as the focus and emphasis will make a considerable difference.

Some of my clients when they talk about change mgt expect the hard skills 'stuff' - others the soft 'stuff'

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Message 5 of 11: Julie Thornton on 04/06/2009
Yes thanks for this point Mike; I am discussing plans with my client tomorrow but it seems they want to deal with the physcology of change in this first session - followed by another workshop related to the 'project' side later. I will try and 'close the deal' tomorrow!!

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Message 6 of 11: Sarah Cooper on 10/06/2009
Hi Julie,
If they are looking to understand the psychology of change, why not buy a roll of v cheap wallpaper and draw a massive change curve on it that runs the length of your training space. Then "teach" them the change curve and all it's emotional content by getting them walking along it and remembering a change they have been through themself. At each stage of the curve, facilitate some discussion with the group about what they would have wanted at each stage to help move them on through the change as painlessly as possible. That way, they are creating a set of strategies to support change that they know will work as they've come up with them themselves!
Hope that makes sense....good luck with it,Sarah

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Message 7 of 11: Julie Thornton on 10/06/2009
Sarah - I really like this idea! Thank you!

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Message 8 of 11: Peter Dilger on 13/06/2009
Produce a list of the names of 12 colours with the name written in the corresponding colour ie red in red black in black etc. Have the delegates read them out in turn with a competion as to who can complete the list in the shortest time.
hen produce a list of 12 colours with the name and the colours out od sync ie red written in yellow, black written in green etc.
Have the delegates repeat the exercise but having to read out the colour not the word ie the word is red the colour yellow they must say yellow. Again go for speed.

Always causes amusement and then generates discussion on expectations, convention, change etc.

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Message 9 of 11: Julie Thornton on 15/06/2009
Peter, this is an excellent exercise, a really good ice breaker to generate discussion - thanks so much!

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Message 10 of 11: Peter Dilger on 17/06/2009
My Pleasure hope it works well

Peter

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Message 11 of 11: Jean Crawford on 01/09/2009
Julie,
The Change Game is an excellent activity for a group to experience personally and collectvely their different comfort zones, attitudes and feelings towards change. It's fun too. During the debrief light bulbs go on...Give me a call if you want the details.

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