Conscious Change Management: Pacing Company Evolution to Support People-First Learning
September 12, 2023
Change is inevitable. But that doesn’t mean we lack control over the kinds of change we subject ourselves to, right? With a new era of technology squarely in front of us, and a global pandemic directly behind, it can feel like our organizations MUST embrace radical change if they expect to thrive. While this is generally true, Consultant Erin Shearer has some words of caution and recommendations for change management drawn from more than a decade helping companies undergo major evolutions.
The only constant is change. For businesses, this statement rings truer than ever as we find ourselves on the precipice of a new generation of decentralized work and artificially intelligent machines. Business leaders know that efficiency and creativity reign in an industrial era characterized by disruptors. But, as we investigate which technologie to adopt into our organizations, it’s more important than ever to interrogate our own motivations for doing business as we do.
Erin Shearer believes that any major changes to our organizations must be executed consciously, and with full consideration of our employees’ experiences. For more than a decade, Erin has helped strategically revolutionize their sales, logistics, project management and operations through learning and leadership development. This week, she describes how companies should critically examine the potential of structural changes, and how to carry out change with the greatest long-term impact.
Join us as we discuss:
- The importance of looking to your customers and your own people when determining learning objectives
- How over-reliance on digital learning systems can result in wasted time and opportunity
- How honoring the history of your company and employees is critical when implementing change
- What intellectual property concerns we should concern when using generative AI tools
- Two different change management methodologies
- Why it’s always good to kickstart learning by sitting down and reading a good book together
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