I have learned a lot about change, human reaction and resistance to change, errors that leaders may commit in leading changes, and steps and outcomes of changes in the research and innovation ecosystem.
I have learnt a lot about change initiatives and what one should not do when initiating changes in an organization.
I have learnt that it is task to systematically plan for the change by initiating, organizing, managing, and monitoring the change process so as to promote acceptance, allay anxieties, and to see that the change does not die a natural death but thrives! As leaders therefore we need to be familiar with the behaviors, methods, and techniques for successfully introducing change and anticipate the consequences.
Eight steps proposed by John P Kotter when initiating major changes within organizations were interesting and applicable to implement as well.
I got a good lesson on how to lead change and ways of reducing resistance to change.
Though human beings are resistive to changes, for research to bring improvement and HEIs effectively playing their roles, leading changes is important
whan an isightful module agin. I enjoyed reading it visualizing changes in my insitution and beyond which were successful and not successful too; with possible causes and their possible solutions as well.
I a question for discussion: Is unsuccessful change due to poor change leadership always? what if the change itself is a problem? Being not the intended change?
CBLD-9 Percent of USG-assisted organizations with improved performance [IM-level]
USAID is reorienting its strategies, partnership models, and program practices to achieve greater development outcomes (impact) and strive toward a future where foreign assistance is no longer necessary. The approach, outlined in the Agency’s Policy Framework, emphasizes the concept of “self-reliance”—defined as the capacity and commitment of a country to plan, finance, and implement solutions to solve its own development challenges in an effective, inclusive, and accountable way. The Policy Framework states that “self-reliance of communities and organizations within a country underpin countrywide self-reliance
The A&A Strategy states that “USAID will shift from viewing successful local capacity building as an organization’s ability to receive and manage federal funding directly to measuring success by the strengthened performance of local actors and local systems in achieving and sustaining demonstrable results.”
Innovation and research products should help our society to change for the better, however the change process requires persuasive leadership. This is the main take away from this session. Then now, leadership is key for researchers; leading change professionally.
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