Change is one of the few constants in life, and yet it is often difficult to embrace. Especially at first, change can feel very unfamiliar, perhaps even a little uncomfortable.
Everyone who contributes to certain changes is a change agent. However, leaders, managers, and supervisors in an organization play various key roles for successful and lasting change. Leaders can serve as change agents to act as powerful forces to start, maintain, and ensure permanent change occurs.
As an instructor, you know this better than most. You are the captain, responsible for inspiring the next generation to rise up to meet the challenges of the 21st century world that is vastly different from the one that you grew up in. You have seen this firsthand – the integration of disruptive technologies have added many unprecedented dimensions to the world of work.
Successful change takes commitment. Many attempts at change start out well and overcome initial resistance to change. But, when continued commitment to the new change becomes challenging it is often easier to go back to old ways and the change fails. Commitment means being dedicated to taking action to bring about a desired result.
This blog is about exploring the world of change management and drawing the insights from best practices in the corporate world to guide the institutionalization of change in educational institutions.
You hear time and time again - work has been radically altered with distruptive technologies, global competition, and new consumer demands. As routine tasks are increasingly automated, education and training that prepare youth for jobs must adapt.