Why Change Efforts Fail (and what to do instead)
Have you ever been asked to implement a major change initiative in your organization and struggled to make it happen? In this session you will explore the three key reasons that most change efforts fail and what you can do to avoid them. You will walk away with specific steps that you can take to get your change management plan started right or get it back on track if you are hitting barriers. This will be a highly interactive session so bring your questions and come ready to work.
Participants are asked to respond to this one question survey prior to the event: Survey - What is the biggest challenge you are facing in your workplace?
Presenter: Al Blixt, Consultant, Executive Coach, and Author in whole system change.
Al Blixt is a coach, consultant, author, and speaker on innovation and change. He is a developer of the Whole-Scale® approach to organization change that helps engage people in fast, fundamental and long-lasting change. The Whole-Scale® approach uses proven, robust processes for uncovering and combining the wisdom, experience and aspirations of people to create more effective organizations. Al will share his proven methods so that you can be more confident in leading and managing your own change efforts.
Al is the author of numerous books and articles on organization change. He is the co-author of Navigating in A Sea of Change; an author of Whole-Scale Change: Unleashing the Magic in Organizations and The Whole-Scale Toolkit. He is a lead author of Leading Innovation and Change and A Guide to Leading a Culture of Strategic Innovation.
Al holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and is a regular guest lecturer on change at several universities including the U-M Ross School of Business and the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.