By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain January 27, 2017
At some point, every organization must change in order to survive. How do we combat the natural human tendency to resist it?
The ability to manage organizational change lies at the very heart of executive leadership skills. Change is disruptive, to be sure, but it's also essential to the health of a business, educational institution, or any group that has come together with a common purpose. So how can members of an organization be persuaded to go along with change? How can their fears be allayed? How do we tear down functional silos? On this episode, we speak with Dr. Dwayne Hart, vice president of administration and chief financial officer at Grande Prairie Regional College in Alberta, Canada. He offers valuable advice on getting past the barriers that people erect to change. Assisting in the conversation are co-hosts PJ Shelton, deputy sector navigator for global trade and logistics with the Peralta Community College District, and Stacey Heiligenthaler, special education administrator with the Norwalk Public Schools in Norwalk, Conn. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
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