Everybody hates change, right? You hear that all the time; it’s why organizational change is so hard. The fact is, people love change. They willingly and enthusiastically make changes all the time. They change their fashions, their hair styles, their cars, their homes, their vacation spots, their furniture, their spouses…
If change is hard in organizations, it’s not because people just don’t like change. If there is resistance to change, you have to know why. Even if resistance is not a major issue, managing change is still a complex challenge for communicators, who play multiple roles during a change initiative, creating alignment so employees and leaders are on the same page about where we are, where we’re going, why we’re going there, how we’ll get there, and so on. And that doesn’t even account for dealing with the ongoing, day-to-day change that is a fact of life in any business. (As they say, change is the only constant in life.)
On Thursday, March 16, four Fellows of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) will discuss a wide variety of communication-related change issues. The panel, hosted by IABC Fellow Shel Holtz, SCMP, will begin at 5 p.m. ET. You will be able to ask questions and share your comments and observations, engaging directly with the panelists. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experienced communicators with combined decades of change communication experience.
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