Is resistance to change really a bad thing?

Research states that the failure of many change programmes can be traced directly to employee resistance to change [1]

It is not uncommon to see the topic of ‘how to minimise resistance’ on the agenda of kick off meetings in an attempt to thwart the beast that is the challenging employee.

But what if I told you that resistance to change can be a healthy and necessary part of the change process?

When a new process or technology is introduced the impact of this change can greatly affect the end user. It’s these employees whose day to day work life will often change the most. It’s important to listen to their feedback even if it’s negative as it often is.

Although negativity can just be a symptom of uncertainty it can also uncover some genuine concerns that perhaps were not considered by management when the change implementation plan was first drafted. Read more

How to use interactive video learning to engage users

Interactive video gives learners an active role in the direction and content of learning material; especially useful if they are using their own device or working remotely.

Working via links placed in a ‘hub’ video, the learner can be given more detailed information about what’s being said or done on screen at that point. There is also branching video which lets the learner make choices and takes them through a scenario. Read more

Business Change Newsletter February

Welcome to the February 2015 edition of Afiniti’s Business Change newsletter. This month’s feature: Top tips for getting the best out of your change network.

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Learning in a world of constant change

People now have to go through constant change in their work environment. How can we make sure learning engages users and meets business needs?

Here at afiniti, we are all about “Making Change Stick” – giving people learning that connects directly to their job roles, gives them ownership of business change and influence over how they learn. Read more

Afiniti and Network Rail get Gold at the LPI Learning Awards 2015

Afiniti and Network Rail received the Gold Award for External Learning Solution of the year at the LPI’s Learning Awards on Thursday February 5.

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