Change can be disruptive. A change in your life, whether good or bad, can create a period of uncertainty, stress, and anxiety while you adjust. And change at work is no different. You may question what's going on and feel like you have no control over the situation. But eventually, ideally, you'll see that the change brings a positive result for your own job, and your organization. A clear understanding of what organizational change is, and what to expect when dealing with it, can shorten the period of adjustment so you can get back on track sooner. This course provides a basic understanding of what is meant by organizational change and typical events that can trigger organizational change. It also outlines the three specific types of organizational change. Finally, the course details common reactions to organizational change, and the stages you can expect to go through when dealing with organizational change. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.

This online course forms part of the SkillsNet short course suite.

Learning objectives

  • Recognise organisational change
  • Distinguish between examples of internal and external triggers of organisational change
  • Match types of organisational change to corresponding examples
  • Determine how an organisational change will impact an employee over time, given the person's initial reaction
  • Match common reactions to change with corresponding examples of individuals exhibiting those reactions
  • Sequence the stages of reacting to change

Audience

Individuals who wish to develop or refine their skills for dealing with organizational change

60 Minutes

365 Days

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