Change is difficult, making changes in schools can be extremely difficult. Schools have many moving components; students, teachers, parents, the community and the required curriculum. Schools have to contend with numerous outside factors that are beyond their control. With all the things that contribute to the running of a school change is not easy, making significant changes can be extremely challenging. Change cannot be facilitated if the problems or concerns are not identified. The identification of problems can be one of the most difficult steps. When identifying problems, it is best to use data to support the need for change rather than personal feelings.
Another theme could be that people can change. This supports the main theme that we can be anything we want but not anyone we want. People can change themselves into anything they want to be the way Amy changed herself to be strong and tough like a basketball player. To contrast this, Amy could not be anyone she wanted to be. She knew that she was a tomboy but she tried to be an actual boy named Eric.
I would ask open-ended questions to invite them in to talk more about what they believe is their reason for not wanting to change, engage in problem solving, or maybe reflecting back their values, beliefs, and goals (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012).
Management must espouse coherent strategies and persuasively convey them to the employees to successfully communicate the change vision within an organization. Also, the organization should query employees to conclude the superlative mode of communicating with the team. It starts with leaders considering their previous methods and determine if they need modification or enhancement.
Change does not come from leaders but from inspired individuals. These inspired individuals foster change by identifying a need and creating a solution. Such people do not follow leaders, rather they innovate and carve their own path. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon Baines Johnson, and Nelson Mandela were individuals who changed our culture in significant and permanent ways. They each identified a problem and created a solution that in hindsight seems obvious but was completely radical and original at the time.
Can people change? This is a question posed in the story “How I Got My English A” by Avi. The story is about a twelve year old child named Avi who has recurrent spelling errors, grammatical inaccuracy, and is very vexatious to his english class. Because Avi is a troublemaker he routinely stays after school in detention with his english teacher, Miss Cannister; One day when Miss Cannister asks Avi to help her get paper from the school basement for a project there is a man kneeling by the school safe trying to steal money. The “theef” (Avi’s misspelling of the word “thief”) then pulls a gun on them and Avi is then forced to write a “handsome note” (Avi’s misspelling of “ransom note”) but because of his atrocious spelling can’t, therefore Miss Cannister challenges the thief to write the ransom note himself, and then finds out that he is a very good speller. The Thief and Miss Cannister hit it
I believe that reaming consistent and determinant are key to obtaining change. For, example those who were marching with Mahatma Gandhi protesting the unjust Salt Laws were consistently marching protesting village after village. The outcome of the protesters consistently protesting village after village allowed for their following to expand from a small group to tens of thousands Indians protesting. Along with consistency, the size or population of protesters had an effect on the outcome of change being granted. Similar to Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr influenced a large amount of individual. They both created a large following of supporters demanding change peacefully.
Communication – Talk about the change vision, if people have anxieties then address these openly and honestly. Tie in the vision to all areas of the business from training to performance reviews
Have you ever thought that a specific behavior should be changed? Maybe some friends or family were rude? I think one behavior at my school should be changed. This behavior that I’m talking about is called bullying. This is a major reason for depressed or sad kids in today’s society. Bullying is an act that happens at many schools around the world. Want to know why bullying should be changed and how it can be solved? In the following topics I’ll talk about my opinion on bullying and facts about bullying.
1. Diagnose the problem. 2. Assess the motivation and capacity for change. 3. Assess the resources and motivation of the change agent. This includes the change agent’s commitment to change, power, and stamina. 4. Choose progressive change objects. In this step, action plans are developed and strategies are established. 5. The role of the change agents should be selected and clearly understood by all parties so that expectations are clear. Examples of roles are: cheerleader, facilitator, and expert. 6. Maintain the change. Communication, feedback, and group coordination are essential elements in this step
I enjoyed reading your submission on this topic. Interesting enough, I chose this change model for my change intervention. The Kotter's eight steps of change incorporates all the strategies needed for effective implementation of a change intervention. I agree with you that we should set short term goals and in order to acknowledge these achievements there should be continuous monitoring. Kotter's model talk about forming a coalition, in your intervention who will be the core of your coalition? Thank you-
I believe some perceived barriers that may come in between with this idea of change in behaviour include predisposing factors. In my family it is never a concern to slow down the water while we shower or brush our teeth because we automatically think that water comes and goes easily when ideally that is not the truth. Furthermore, my beliefs and negative attitude has affected my ability to understand the actions I put forth. Overall, the knowledge that I have accumulated over the years has not been enough for me to be able to change or alter my behaviour. Some potential supports I would consider to help change my behaviour at this time would be developing a realistic goal to be executed between a specific time-bound for example timing how long
Personal impact and fear of change are not the only causes of resistance by individuals during a change to business practices. The lack of respect and negative attitudes can also lead to employees resisting business change. If an employee lacks respect or has a negative attitude towards a person or department leading the change, then there are more likely to oppose the new ideas being implemented. Poor communication greatly impacts individuals’ accepted to new practices in a company. Typically if an employee is given new behaviors to adopt, but is given no reason, then that employee may reject the change. Upper management must effectively relate the value, need and benefit of the change to help get employees on board with new changes. The lack of individual input can also lead to resistance. Some individuals feel the need to be included in new ideas. When employees are not asked to be involved in changes, they may lack the vision of importance or will to change. A heavier workload can also cause opposition among employees. Employees may not embrace more systems and requirements needed
FP is a team leader in an organisation where he works in a team which supports the health and welfare of children and young people. According to FP, change is very important in any organisation. He said that for an organisation to survive in the market, it is important to examine or look at the current work processes, analyse it, and then work on things that can still be improved so that the quality of service can be improved as well (restructuring in all of the departments). FP added that they continuously aim to improve their quality of service to provide excellent customer experience to their clients.
The art of negotiation is the best tactic when dealing with those who pose a collective front to resisting change. The change management team should meet with those who are violently opposing change to understand their concerns, and motives. The goal of this meeting is to end in a win-win situation, every objective of the change team may not be met, but if the critical goals can be salvaged, in addition, to the organization feel confident change will not so painful. This is particularly true when dealing union based organization, because if any bylaw of the union are violated this could mean destruction to the change management team. Management and leadership styles can directly influence the way