Planning: Preparing For The Revolution – Essential and Effective Strategies for Change Management

Time: 12:40 - 13:00

Date: Tuesday 16 October

20181016 12:40 20181016 13:00 Europe/London Planning: Preparing For The Revolution – Essential and Effective Strategies for Change Management

If architects prepare spaces for people, then change management prepares people for spaces. Maximising the benefits of every project needs to be a Work Stage 0 consideration and the barriers to achieving that potential need to be challenged and justified. The UK’s higher education sector is making significant investments across its physical asset base –… Read more »

Education Estates 2019

Synopsis

If architects prepare spaces for people, then change management prepares people for spaces. Maximising the benefits of every project needs to be a Work Stage 0 consideration and the barriers to achieving that potential need to be challenged and justified.

The UK’s higher education sector is making significant investments across its physical asset base – from student social spaces and support services, to academic offices and teaching and learning facilities.  Estates teams are charged with setting space standards across their estate and benchmarking themselves with their colleagues in other Universities. Yet, these space standards are often implemented without a clear change management process and a meaningful and challenging engagement with the end user.

The result is often the creation of unsatisfactory solutions that don’t truly reflect the users’ needs.  Resistance to change is natural – and these concerns need to be addressed from the outset in order for the project to maximise its full potential, improving student attainment and boosting organisational productivity and efficiency.

In this session, Gavin King from SpaceInvader will explore how the most successful change management strategies are baked into projects from the outset of the planning phase, drawing on real life examples of how organisations have achieved their strategic visions.

Speakers

  • Gavin King Director - SpaceInvader

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