Less Pain, More Gain: Personality and Change Management

Speakers

Andrea J. Wenger
STC Associate Fellow, Sr. Technical Writer, Schneider Electric

Start

August 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM

End

August 16, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Less Pain, More Gain: Personality and Change Management

Change is a constant in the work life of technical communicators. Emerging technologies force us to continually reevaluate  our tools and workflows. Couple this with organizational change—such as downsizing, mergers, or management reorganization—and technical communicators can become overwhelmed by change, making them less effective at their job at a time when they most need to prove their value. Is your company instituting Agile software development, moving to DITA, or using structured authoring for the first time? Is the avalanche of mobile devices forcing you to seek more streamlined ways of delivering content?

This session will help you:

  • Understand why people respond negatively to change
  • Discover how the different personality types respond to change
  • Use your knowledge of personality type to help counter negative responses to change
  • Position yourself to better move your department forward

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