In any change management process, the real challenge within businesses often lies within the office: internal stakeholders. The questions and reactions that are thrown up comes in all hues and shades – laced with fear, uneasiness, distrust, suspicion and anger.
• Why should we be doing it the new way?
• Why should we change?
• Why can things not be the same?
• I am not sure whether we are heading the right way by doing this!
FocusU in association with KNOLSKAPE brings Change Quest – a simulation which helps participants bridge the gap between the theory and practice of influencing internal stakeholders. It also helps participants understand the strategic and tactical aspects of change management. Within the simulation, participants play the role of a change agent in a virtual organization with the goal of convincing internal stakeholders to bring about a transformational change within the organization, without exercising authority over the stakeholders.
By enabling participants to experience and work through such challenges which are as close to real life as possible, the simulation analytics and debrief sessions (optional) by the facilitators help participants in deriving great insight into the skill of influencing others and making change happen.
The simulation throws up useful analytics for individual participants that includes:
• Influencing Style & Capability
• Communication Style
• Innovation Diffusion Curve
• A-I-D-A Model
• Change Adoption Rate
A few key parameters:
60-120 minutes (self-paced)
Where this can be run
Up to 25 per session
Debrief can be customised
Is the Change Quest Simulation right for your team?
The simulation is specifically recommended for:
• Individual Contributors
• First Time Managers
• High Potential Employees
• Middle Level Managers
• Senior Leaders
The competencies addressed by the simulation are:
• Influencing Skills
• Innovation Marketing
• Leadership without Authority
• Change Management
The participant feedback for this simulation is compelling – with 94.61% participants saying they will recommend it to others. Here are a few snippets:
“The Simulation is challenging, intuitive, and thought provoking”
“It helped me learn the dynamics of effective communications within an organisation to influence decisions and change adoption happens therein”
“It really made me feel that I was in that role and organisation. Also it helps you to change your approach according to the situation”