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New information brochure for employers – Managing change in the workplace

The Department of Training and Workforce Development, together with our project partners, has published the fifthteenth in a series of workforce planning and development brochures tailored to small to medium businesses.  The fifthteenth brochure is titled Managing change in the workplace.

All workplaces experience change. Change might affect a whole business, a part of it, a particular group of employees or a specific aspect of business practice. Factors leading to change can come from internal or external influences or events. Change is necessary to sustain business and could be as much about realising a positive opportunity as about solving a problem. 

Change in a workplace is best undertaken with carefully considered goals, good planning, capable people to drive and implement change and involvement of people who are affected. Compliance with industry standards, regulations and legislation is also important in managing change in the workplace.

Benefits of successful change management

Change actions require a business to look at its strategy, system, processes and people. Success in identifying and applying improvements across these areas will bring benefits including:

  • clear and current business goals and strategies;
  • alignment of structure and systems with business goals;
  • removal of redundant or duplicated business practices and processes;
  • replenishment of a competent workforce;
  • confidence that best use of budgets occurs;
  • removal of barriers to business success; and
  • adoption of innovative practices and processes.

If you would like to find out more you can download the brochure.

You can also download all previous brochures in the Templates and resources section of this website.