Embracing Change: Staying Agile in the Midst of Change

Recognizing the value of embracing change is essential to helping you stay on the cutting edge of your career. In this course, learn to stay agile yourself and become a change agent among your peers.
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(24)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 10, 2018
Duration
58m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(24)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 10, 2018
Duration
58m
Description

Change is everywhere and it seems to come at us from every direction. In this course, Embracing Change: Staying Agile in the Midst of Change, you will learn skills to help you become more agile, flexible, and open to change as this ability is essential to help you stay relevant in your profession and in your business environment. First, you will learn to recognize the value of change, review why people tend to fear or avoid change, and, once you understand the why behind your hesitancy towards change, you will become more adept at adapting and growing with the change you face. Next, you will discover the value of having a growth mindset, and how this mindset helps you to stay curious and open-minded to unexpected change. Finally, you will explore the most common changes to expect in your work environment and skills to best help you navigate through these changes. By the end of this course, you will have learned new skills and techniques that, if utilized, will help keep you agile, flexible, and better able to handle and grow from change in your work environment as well as in your personal life.

About the author
About the author

Alice has vast experience as a multi-level senior leader with retail operations and human resources as specialties. Experience includes 27 years of leadership supporting technology companies holding positions of Regional Director, District Manager, Senior HR Market Manager, and Senior Manager Labor & Employee Relations.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello. My name is Alice Meredith. I am a business leader. I have over 22 years of leadership experience. Welcome to my course, Embracing Change: Staying Agile in the Midst of Change. Change is everywhere, companies, organizations, and industries where we work are feeling increased pressures with new regulations, developments, and technology, automation, machine learning, globalization, and changing demographics. Now this course is not designed as a change management course. There are thousands of books and articles already available to help guide you through leading change. This course is designed for you, the individual adult learner. Learnings will be shared to help you become more agile and flexible and open to change as this helps you stay relevant in your profession and your business environments. Some of the major skillsets we will cover in this course are recognizing the value of change. We'll review why as humans we tend to fear or avoid change. Once we realize why we shy away from change, we become more adapt at adapting and growing with the change we face. I'll be teaching the value of having a growth mindset and how this helps us stay curious and open-minded to unexpected change. I'll share with you the most common changes to expect in your work environment and teach you skills that will best help you navigate through these changes. By the end of this course, you will have learned new skills that, if implemented, will help keep you agile and flexible and better able to handle the changes that each of us constantly face. Learnings in this course will not only help us show up more positive and impactful in our work environments, but if used, they will also help us adapt and become more agile with the change we face in our personal lives as well. I hope you'll join me on this journey of learning, embracing change, staying agile in the midst of change here, at Pluralsight.

Prepare for Unexpected Change by Living a Life of Planned Change
Welcome back. In this module, we will learn how to prepare for unexpected change by living daily with planned change. We will be learning what the difference is between planned and unplanned change. We'll review by living a life of planned change will keep us agile and flexible and more ready to accept unexpected change that comes our way. I'll touch on the power of having a growth mindset. We will learn an acronym that helps us prioritize in what areas of our life should we focus on for plan change. Then I'll wrap up this module with tactics that help us accomplish and follow through on the areas of planned change that we identify for ourselves.

Navigating the Challenges of Change in Your Work Environment
Changes in our work environments are among the top life stressors that we experience. Because of this, it's important that we have a clear lens on what type of changes to expect and that we have the skills necessary to help us navigate through and around these changes. In this module, I'll review the top five most common changes in the workplace. We'll look at the difference in people's first instincts when they are first confronted with change and we'll learn the three most important skills to help us navigate change in our work environments.

Becoming an Influencer for Change
In this module, we are going to sidetrack a bit from our teachings around how best to embrace change and review how we can become change agents ourselves. There are times when we might work in an environment that is in need of change, but change isn't happening. This is when we as an employee need to step into help lead the needed change by becoming a stronger influencer for positive change. How cool would it be if we could just snap our fingers or call on some crazy cool super hero power that would cause all those around us to get on board to get it, to become willing partners and collaborators to help make needed change happen. But we all know influencing others towards change is a much mightier task than that. In this module, we will be learning about what it takes to become a change agent, as well as a formula to help us become that influencer for change. I know each of us would like this embedded within our own personal brands.