CEUs: 0.5 CC / 0.5 RD
Managing change is considered a constant challenge facing organizations. In fact, research suggests that 50–80% of change efforts fail. Failure of change has been attributed to conflicting organizational priorities, lack of team commitment, low employee engagement, mistrust in the change process and fear of outcomes of change. Organizations have focused most of their coaching efforts on senior leaders when implementing change. Little attention is paid to the development of lower levels of management to execute on change. This untapped group can play a critical role in promoting positive employee experiences and driving sustainable change. This session will uncover five themes first-level managers identified as critical to their influence on change execution. Attendees will explore the seven most pertinent leadership competencies for change and discover the potential of lower levels of management in change as they communicate with top leaders.