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Approaching change


I will be delivering to 6-12 delegates who are being compulsorily transferred from a job they love.

Would anybody be able/willing to supply material, ideas, excersises in order for me to help these delegates accept this change foisted on them. And of course to make my life easier!

There will be no finances available to purchase materials or consultants.


Angela Charlesworth

6 Responses

  1. change for free?
    Hi Angie
    The fact that you have no budget for this critical change says a lot about your organisations culture and approach to people.

    In terms of helping people through change I would explain the Kuber Ross transition cycle and explain that reaction and resistance to change is normal. If you email me I will send you a copy of the version of the model I use.

    I would avoid trivial exercises and focus on reality.

    Good luck

  2. change they can choose
    Notwithstanding Mike’s excellent comments and suggestions I would counsel pointing out to them that there is a change they can choose…..
    the transfer is not compulsory…it is an offer, the alternative to which is to leave the organisation.

    I say this not in a hard hearted way but people DO have the right to choose who they are prepared to work for.

    To leave and seek a new role may be better for their long term career (and health) that to stay in jobs they don’t like and in organisations where they feel oppressed and powerless.

    I say this not only from a philosophical viewpoint but on the back of several years experience of career counselling/outplacement, working with people in similar situations.

    Good luck

  3. We are where we are…
    Mike is right, so find out where on the change curve they are first and take it from there in a pragmatic way. If you don’t, they will be even less pleased.

    Also remember that when you get hostility, it’s nothing personal and they shouldn’t be shooting the messenger, so say so, repeatedly if necessary. Good luck.

  4. Thanks
    The question of choosing to stay or go is a difficult one. These are mostly career Civil Servants with many years service. Those that can have already taken voluntary/early release.

    I shall definately get more familiar with Kuber Ross and hopefully help my colleagues through the transition.

    Good advice not to take it personally too – it is a bit of a failing of mine.

    Thanks again.



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