Businesses from all industries can face up to change and learn how to be flexible and innovative to respond to change through a one-day workshop – Lead and Manage Change – held by QMI Solutions in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Mackay and Cairns.
Increased competition, the global financial crisis, skills shortage and floods – were an incentive for change for one Wacol-based business that QMI Solutions assisted.
XL Service Bodies Pty Ltd which manufactures custom bodies for cab chassis, as well as toolboxes and ute canopies, worked with QMI Solutions to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and improve efficiency in the face of change to retain their competitive edge.
“Working with QMI Solutions has been very rewarding. It opened our eyes to lots of work that needs to be done,” said XL General Manager, JP Shelburn.
Change can be driven by a number of sources such as customers, internal processes, employees, the economy, new technologies and competitors, according to John Colegate, presenter of the QMI Solutions Workshop Lead and Manage Change.
“Change management skills are in constant demand and with a little preparation and planning, any disruption can be minimised.
“On the contrary change can be a positive and stimulating experience for your business,” said John Colegate.
QMI Solutions CEO, David Harrison, said the best way for businesses to get ahead is to embrace change.
“The business landscape is constantly changing and organisations must take advantage of this and be flexible and innovative to ensure they succeed,” David Harrison said.
“Acknowledging that change is a fact of life and is a constant in the life of all businesses, the first step is acquiring the tools to lead and manage change.
“Business managers must also be able to lead their employees through the journey of change to create organisations that are truly innovative and flexible,” he said.
The Lead and Manage Change workshop is aimed at senior management from all industry backgrounds.
With an emphasis on practical techniques that can be immediately applied to the workplace, participants will gain key change management skills including:
- understanding change
- implementing a change program
- identifying and overcoming obstacles to change and applying this to their organisations
- understanding the impact of change and the need for an effective change process.
The workshop will also identify what makes a good change leader and the essential leadership skills required to make change happen.
The Lead and Manage Change Workshop costs $380 per person (incl. GST) and will held in Mackay on 16 April, Brisbane on 2 May, Cairns on 8 May, the Sunshine Coast on 22 May and Rockhampton on 29 May.
For more information visit http://www.qmisolutions.com.au/
What QMI Solutions can do for your business
QMI Solutions can assist your business through providing knowledge and expertise to develop your workforce, enhance operations and innovations, as well as link up with major projects, researchers and new technology solutions. QMI Solutions is an organisation with expertise in leading business practices and has strong connections with government, industry and research leaders.