Thursday 8 July 2010

Transition Workshops

Just finished the last of four workshops for Cleveland Police for some of their people who are being outsourced.

It has been really interesting to see how quickly people are able to move through their distress and confusion in the face of unwanted change, and start to engage with the future in a more positive frame of mind.

Paradoxically, it was partly because we gave them permission, time and space to talk about their unhappiness that they were able to move on.

Used the framework from William Bridges' work (Endings, Neutral Zone, New Beginnings) to give them a structure for their thinking and conversation, and as ever it proved a very valuable framework.

Great that the Force sees the value of investing time and resource in this kind of activity: it will certainly smooth the transition, as well as reassure people going through a difficult time.

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