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CTDO Magazine

Keeping Up With Change

Friday, October 14, 2022

The pace of change has been unrelenting in recent years, requiring leaders to pivot and respond to technological development, changing consumer and stakeholder demands, and evolving cultural norms. New research from the Association for Talent Development reveals that a typical organization experienced four to six change initiatives last year. What's more, 65 percent expect the number of those initiatives to increase in the next five years.

Not surprising, change management is a hot topic among companies. Here's a look at the current landscape they are working in and how they are managing their efforts. 

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98%
of organizations undertook at least one major change initiative with organization-wide impact in the past year. 
1/3
of companies have a change management team.
17% 
say their change management team is housed in the talent development function. 
4 in 10
companies have professionals skilled in assessing risk, resistance, and consequences to define a change management approach; nearly the same have professionals who can design and implement an organizational change strategy.
2/3
offer training in change management capabilities, techniques, and strategies to senior leaders as well as training to department or line managers. 
73%
most frequently train on how to communicate change to direct reports; 59 percent also include training on how to maintain team morale and culture during change.
Source: Change Management: Talent Development’s Critical Role [https://www.td.org/research-report/change-management], Association for Talent Development, 2022

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About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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