The New Workplace
In the old workplace, we expected the work we did to stay the same. Change happened
when we changed our jobs. In the new workplace, we can expect the work we do to
continuously change in an ongoing effort to better serve our customers. We participate in
a dynamic, never ending process of learning.
The skills we need in the new workplace have changed dramatically. The expectations
employers and employees have of each other would not be recognizable to our parents.
Opportunity competes with fear as our organizations down-size or transform and we each
struggle with the new realities and how we fit into them.
This extraordinary 2 video training series brings together a distinguished collection
of practitioners and researchers who are leading private and public sector organizations
through these fundamental transformations. CEO's, managers, line workers and consultants
discuss why these changes are occurring and how they impact employees and managers alike,
sharing their visions of how we can most benefit from the turbulence we find ourselves in.
The New Workplace has been designed to promote thinking and discussion in
a wide range of work environments, including public and private sector organizations large
and small. If a company or agency is facing change processes stemming from technological
advances, global competition, downsizing and/or a stronger focus on meeting customer
needs, it can benefit from this training resource.
Each of the programs, Making the Change (24 minutes, for all employees) and Leading the
Change (23 minutes, for organizational leaders), are divided into major concept themes, and
each of the segments are tied together by an animated folktale. With both videos, a
distinguished collection of practitioners and researchers - leaders on change - join in
conversation with CEO's, managers, line workers and consultants. They share their vision
of how we can most benefit from the turbulent process we find ourselves in.
Change breeds fear. The best way to address these fears is to open a dialogue within an
organization, admitting to what we know and, more importantly, what we don't know.
The New Workplace has been designed to
to the individual training needs of your organization. Each segment of the video can be viewed separately and the suggested questions, exercises and activities in the guide used as part of a facilitation process. If all the material contained in the guide is used with The New
Workplace videos, it can constitute a two day training program.
One of the unique components of this series is the integration of an animated folktale
in each program. These allegories help participants to refocus the discussion and look at
their immediate problems and issues differently. The combination of this more abstract
approach with the very specific, practical discussions in the program make for a
comprehensive training tool.
The videos are accompanied by a 46 page Facilitator's Guide. This flexible Guide
includes 9 participant handouts, a bibliography, a dictionary of new business terms,
activities, exercises and questions for discussion. With the purchase of The New
Workplace series, Quality Media Resources, Inc. grants you license to make as many
copies of the Facilitator's Guide or the handout pages as your organization needs.
Comes complete with a Facilitator's Guide and participant handouts.
Available in versions for unionized and non-unionized workplaces.
Leading the Change is also available in French, Spanish, Italian, German and