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SkillSoft Spotlight Course of the Week ~ For Employees

Organizations Change So Get Ready

June 3, 2020 10:22 AM

SkillSoft Spotlights focus on just-in-time online learning that supports you in navigating complex challenges in personal and professional life, helps you to increase your effectiveness, and to improve your relationships. Each course is 30 minutes or less and is curated to provide tools, strategies, and practices to accelerate your success.

This week's spotlight course is Organizations Change So Get Ready (30 min)

Change can be disruptive, but adapting to change can also open new possibilities. A changing work situation can create a period of uncertainty while you adapt. A clear understanding of what organizational change is can help build your resilience and flexibility. In this course, you'll find out what can trigger organizational change. You'll explore common responses to change and the stages of reacting to change that people go through when dealing with organizational change. You’ll learn why it’s important to be resilient when adapting to change, and how to prepare yourself to get the most out of change. You'll learn about how the optimal amount of procrastination actually boosts creativity and efficiency. You'll also learn how to use creativity boosters to help you past those times when you procrastinate a little too much.

Participants will learn to:
  • recognize the benefits of accepting organizational change
  • distinguish between examples of internal and external triggers of organizational change
  • match types of organizational change to corresponding examples
  • match common reactions to change with corresponding examples of individuals exhibiting those reactions
  • sequence the stages of reacting to change
  • determine how an organizational change will impact an employee over time, given the person's initial reaction
  • recognize the importance of learning how to prepare for change
  • use strategies to ready yourself for organizational changes
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