Webinar: How to deal with managerial egos in times of change?

September 23rd, 2021 – 11:00 to 12:00

Webinar Managerial Egos

About the webinar

As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said: “Only one thing is constant, permanent, and that is change. Everything passes and nothing remains“. This can be reassuring or frightening depending on one’s history, culture, values or beliefs.

Any organisational transformation inevitably leads to change with new ways of thinking, functioning, working or deciding.

These changes, when they are undergone, are very often met with reluctance on the part of the employees who are supposed to accept them, including managers who ask themselves many questions:

  • What will happen to my job? My status? My achievements? My reputation?
  • What are my options for progression within the organisation now?
  • How can I do my job well if I am no longer the person in charge of decisions?

This resistance to change can jeopardise the transformation of the organisation. This is why it is imperative to take it into consideration from the very beginning of your project and to support managers so that they can fully develop in their new work context and in their new role.

In this one-hour interactive webinar, Laurent Ledoux, Co-Founder of Phusis, and Hans Begeer, President and Director of BMC Consulting, will discuss the different types of resistance to change that can arise within the top and middle management of an organisation that is transforming itself to become more collaborative (and therefore distributing leadership and decision-making power differently). They will also discuss the influence of ego on the mechanisms that fuel resistance to change.

Program

This webinar will be held in Dutch. People who wish to ask questions can do so in English, French or Dutch. Answers will be given in one of the three languages depending on the speaker

10:45

Welcome

of the participants in the zoom

11:00

Introduction

presentation of the topic and the speakers by Tom Koninckx, moderator

11:30

Conversation

between Laurent Ledoux and Hans Begeer on the different types and causes of resistance to change that can occur during the process of transforming an organisation towards a more collaborative model

11:45

Q&A session with the audience

between the speakers and the participants

12:00

End

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