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Understanding Innovation

Understanding Innovation

2 Day Instructor Led Course – 14 Contact Hours

Course Objectives

When you have completed this workbook you will be better able to:

  • Anticipate and recognize reactions to a proposed change and overcome resistance to the change
  • Plan change projects
  • Manage the implementation of change
  • Monitor and evaluate change projects

Understanding Innovation and Change in an Organization

  • 1.1 Explain the benefits of innovation and change for the organization
  • 1.2 Identify the barriers to change and innovation in the workplace and explain practical ways of overcoming these barriers
  • 1.3 Explain why communication is important in successful implementation of change
    Understand the effects of change on people and finance in an organization
  • 2.1 Explain possible human and financial effects of change upon people, departments and the organization
Course Outline

Module 1 Understanding Organizational Innovation And Change

  1. Organizational Change
  2. The Benefits of change and the consequences of not changing
  3. The role of change in the survival and prosperity of organizations
  4. Creativity and Innovation
  5. The significance of creativity and innovation for organizational success
  6. Barriers to change and innovation
  7. Overcoming barriers to change and innovation

Module 2 Managing Innovation And Change In An Organization

  1. Methods for monitoring and controlling the progress of innovation and change against plan
  2. GANTT charts
  3. Network analysis
  4. Control point identification charts
  5. Project control charts
  6. Milestone charts
  7. Budget control charts
  8. The importance of communication in implementing innovation and change

Module 3 The Effect Of Innovation And Change On People And Teams

  1. Change fatigue
  2. The effects of Innovation and change on people
  3. Individual Change
  4. The effects of innovation and change on departments and organizations
  5. Organizing resources and activities to achieve innovations and change