Creating Contagious Commitment During Change

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Date of event: 18 June 2019
Event ends: 18 June 2019
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:30
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership. *Up to 2 Places*
Creating Contagious Commitment During Change

Description

No single process or formal procedure is going to get people buying into change. People buy into an idea through the informal network that happens in any group, team or organisation. How can we cause an epidemic of positive messages about our chosen change? The ‘Tipping Point’ helps people discover how to maximise the word-of-mouth epidemic in implementing change. People who have completed and applied this workshop have been able to ensure their organisational change is both contagious and sustainable.

In this workshop, we will simulate a positive word-of-mouth epidemic and highlight the interacting factors that motivate people to adopt an organisational change. We will illustrate the complexities of implementing change and in providing the language needed to understand and create constructive change. If you lead organisational change, this event will give you a new model to help create commitment to your plans and focused dialogue with others to create a shared vision.

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the event you will:

  • Understand how people buy in to an idea
  • Understand the basic principles of the Tipping Point research
  • Understand the seven levers of strategic change
  • Have applied the learning to real-life case studies in a business simulation
  • Have had an opportunity to discuss this in relation to your organisation.

The focus of this session is strategic. You will get ideas for leading change from a big-picture perspective. Delegates will be expected to make sense of this learning for their own situation and organisation.

Event Content and Delivery Style

This session will include insights from Malcolm Gladwell’s fascinating book, The Tipping Point. In this, he looked at societal trends and changes and asked how these happened. His findings challenged the way organisations think about change. He examined the way word of mouth seems to spread like an epidemic, how little things can make a big difference and how change, unlike a linear process, is indeed uneven. His work was applied in detail to organisations in the research by Andrea Shapiro, who identified seven essential levers of change in organisations. This session will take you through all these findings and apply them to real-life case studies using the ‘Tipping Point’ simulation.

The ‘Tipping Point’ helps people discover how to maximise their effectiveness in implementing change. It ensures organisational change is both contagious and sustainable. It simulates a positive word-of-mouth epidemic and highlights the interacting factors that motivate people to adopt an organisational change. It is effective in illustrating the complexities of implementing change and in providing the language needed to understand and create constructive change.

This session lets you try your hand at creating an environment for organisational change and helps you question your assumptions, beliefs and attitudes around implementing change. Using the simulation software, participants will explore innovative strategies using the seven levers of change at a strategic level.

What to expect:

  • a new model to help create commitment to your organisational change
  • focused dialogue with others to create a shared vision on implementing change
  • the opportunity to experiment with the factors affecting change using an interactive computer simulation

The session will incorporate:

  • taught input
  • facilitated discussion
  • peer-to-peer working
  • group work

Who should attend?

This event is for leaders who must deliver change, or those directly involved in change projects. You may be new to the theories and concepts that underpin change, or want to hear something new to understand change and be comfortable that you know how it works.

Keywords

The primary theme is CHANGE and the secondary theme is ORGANISATION.

It is relevant to the development of Communication, Engagement, Trust, Collaboration, Leadership, Impact.

THP, The Henley Partnership.

Warren Scott

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Warren Scott has been developing individuals, teams and organisations for over 25 years. He is a business psychologist with a degree in business and a Masters degree in change management. He works with organisations concerned with the people aspects of change and his clients include: Nationwide Building Society, General Mills, Zurich Financial Services, Credit Suisse and NHS Blood & Transplant. Warren is also a specialist facilitator in the skill of influencing, having completed 10 years’ research on how top influencers in business work.


*Per member organisation. “Up to” indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of nomination. Nomination Forms are dealt with on a first come first served basis and a place cannot be booked or held without a fully completed and approved Nomination Form.

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For more information please contact The Henley Partnership Team by email at thp@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418 855.

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