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KET PATEL

 

Embracing Conflict in Change

Ever been in a meeting where a key decision needs to be made and despite reservations around the room everyone just agrees with the boss! 

 

It's more common a situation than you think and sadly it is the result of our fear and discomfort with our ability to handle confrontation.

 

In this session we will look at some of the outcomes when disagreement and dialogue are avoided. How that plays into change which doesn't deliver value, often is stifled, protracted and at risk of failure. And what steps we can take to become more comfortable with points of potential friction between individuals and teams so that we can deliver change which is better supported, carries less risk and has a higher likelihood of being delivered and sustained.

Biography

Ket is a Change Management Institute Accredited Change Manager Master practitioner. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience leading change and transformation within Financial Services, Technology Services and Consulting industries. Ket has a passion for taking lessons identified from projects, industry and personal experience and helping others find ways to apply them to help ensure change benefits are realised, change resistance is minimised and change is adopted and sustained by focusing on the health and wellbeing of all those impacted by change.

Ket is UK Collaborations Lead for the Change Management Institute – a professional body dedicated to establishing and promoting best practice in the delivery of change. In his role he works to build relationships with industry bodies and academia, raising awareness of the Institute and promoting good practice in order to progress adoption of change practices. His other area of interest is social media and facilitating discussion that help the profession to challenge their beliefs and understanding to deliver the best outcomes for those impacted by change.

PEOPLE POWER is an event series dedicated to people:  to skills, training, HR, employment and workplace productivity.  

 

The 2022 conference is designed to help you focus on The People Agenda - to provide you and your team with the knowledge and skills that you need to ensure your workforce thrives, to improve performance, increase productivity and to help you compete effectively in the new world. 

The conference takes place 23 June at Northumbria University, Newcastle.