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Managertoolbox june issue- stress management


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Managertoolbox june issue- stress management

  1. 1. 1Management ToolboxOffice of Human Resources104 Airport Drive, CB # 1045Chapel Hill, NC 27599hr.unc.eduAre you having a difficulttime announcing change?Conversations of changecan become one of the most dif-ficult conversations in the work-place. As the University embarksupon a more systematic approachtowards the implementation of HRDelivery Services, change manage-ment will become the most talkedabout topic across campus. Depart-ments may experience the needto reallocate job responsibilities,transfer, or lay-off employees dueto recent budget restrictions. Re-gardless of the avenue of reduction,Carolina depends on the strengthof its managers and supervisors tohelp facilitate change.What holds truth more than ever isthat we need change. Some peopleresist change and others will em-brace the idea of something new.Managers and supervisors shouldmassage change in one step at atime. “Change doesn’t have to bedifficult,” said Murrill. “To remainrelevant in this market, all orga-nizations much adapt includinghigher education.”Change Leadership happens asa result of change management.The fundamental difference is thatchange management is the big vi-sion that empowers people on alllevels. It happens when processeswork well together. “Change isn’talways blueprint proof becausethings change within the change,”said Murrill. “Building trust is thekey, so be optimistic.”Problems with change can arisewhen individuals have a difficulttime changing gears when told todo things differently.The Office of Human Resourcesprovides a class through training &talent development entitled ChangeManagement. This class is offeredclassroom style with facilitatorVerita Murrill, senior manager oftraining & talent development. Thechallenge of change is discussedconversation style with valuable ex-amples of best practices for turningthe challenges of a changing workenvironment into opportunities toexcel.Look at the following tips to helpyou lead change:• Communicate the threat of notchanging.• Keep explaining why change isnecessary.Toolbox Tip: Change Management1 News and information for UNC-Chapel Hill managers and leadersJune 2013Management Toolbox
  2. 2. 2Training & Talent DevelopmentClass SpotlightChange ManagementThursday, August 158:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.AOB 1501-CWhen you are faced with change in theworkplace, do you immediately see achallenge? Do you see change in theworkplace as something to be embracedor something to be endured? Whatstrategies could you learn to help you findthe opportunities that are hidden withinchallenging change situations?In this highly interactive workshop, we willtake a look at your understanding of changein the workplace and will learn specific toolstargeted to help us understand and thrive ina changing environment. Through the useof change models, interactive dialogue, andwork on a real-time change situation, we willexplore together best practices for turningthe challenges of a changing workplace intoopportunities to excel!Stress ManagementTuesday, August 279:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.1501-CLife is naturally full of challenging eventswhich can lead to headaches, sleepdisturbances, anxiety, moodiness, and highblood pressure. Stress management teachesyou the skills to relax and stay focused onhealthy responses. You will be introduced toa variety of practices for increased awarenesssuch as noticing your thoughts withoutjudgment, dealing with emotions andaggressive behaviors, and gentle stretching forhome and office.• Remaining transparent helps employees build trust in difficultsituation.• When possible involve your team in decision making.• Minimize uncertainty – leave no one behind.• Celebrate successes in moving towards the discussed goal.Change Leadership will always remain the engine behind change.Through the difficult challenges of change, managers and supervi-sors have to remain the loudest cheerleader for departments toembrace change.To be a part of this discussion and more, consider enrolling in theupcoming class – Change Management. For more information or toregister on-line, please visit the Training & Development website orcontact Training & Development at 962-2550 for more information.2