Right Turns: Change in Action® is a dynamic learning session that builds employee confidence and commitment and the skills of managers. It is a powerful learning experience focused on change management, guiding employees and managers to explore the realities of change and the path to future success. Whether participants are dealing with organiSational change or leading it, this fast-paced discovery learning experience builds understanding, alignment and commitment for any corporate strategy.
AUDIENCES: Employees or individual contributors who are dealing with major changes; managers, supervisors and team leaders accountable for leading and managing change.
THE SIMULATION: Guided by activity cards, participants gather in small teams around an engaging illustration called a Discovery Map® and work together to explore and discuss key concepts — external forces that cause change, the impact of change, drivers of success, how emotions and behaviours help or hinder progress, and more.
Company-specific discussions and exercises bring the lessons home by allowing participants to explore organiSational changes in their own company or department and develop insights to take back to their jobs. Managers delve deeper into the session and explore their role as change leaders — their responsibilities, their necessary skills, how to apply critical thinking, and how to deal with their own reactions to organizational change.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: After experiencing Right Turns, participants learn what drives change, how it progresses, where they fit, and how emotions help or hinder a change initiative.
They learn to make the “right” (correct) turns as they navigate toward the future. Specifically, they discover how to:
- Identify the key phases and milestones that accompany successful organizational changes
- Demonstrate understanding of key changes occurring in their own organizations and departments
- Implement strategies for handling several common emotional and behavioural responses to change
- Accelerate the implementation of change by removing barriers to success
- Use appropriate “Critical Thinking Guides” to analyze their personal change issues and to plan ways to be more effective during times of change
USES: Right Turns can be used as part of a leadership curriculum … as a powerful session at an employee or leadership event … to help introduce major organizational change … to help managers lead their teams through changes … as an intervention with teams that work together.
DURATION: Right Turns lasts between two hours (for all participants) and four hours (for managers).
“Our organization was at the tipping point where people realize change management delivers value, and they want to know how to do it. We’re able to show them the parts and pieces and let them see what is important, and Right Turns has been a catalyst.”