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5 Rs of Change: Resistance, Redundancy, Redeployment, Re-engagement and Retention

During the restructuring process, there are five R’s of change you need to manage effectively to maintain productivity, performance, and profitability in your organisation – resistance, redundancy, redeployment, re-engagement and retention. Here’s how to set your organisation up for success through change.1. ResistanceNo word can spread fear through an organisation like “change”. Resistance can be as inevitable as change itself, however, there are ways that you can manage and even minimise the…See More
Jun 14
Mark Brand posted a blog post

5 Rs of Change: Resistance, Redundancy, Redeployment, Re-engagement and Retention

During the restructuring process, there are five R’s of change you need to manage effectively to maintain productivity, performance, and profitability in your organisation – resistance, redundancy, redeployment, re-engagement and retention. Here’s how to set your organisation up for success through change.1. ResistanceNo word can spread fear through an organisation like “change”. Resistance can be as inevitable as change itself, however, there are ways that you can manage and even minimise the…See More
Jun 13
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

Overcoming survivor guilt to get back to business as usual

In the wake of restructuring and redundancies, your surviving team can frequently be left shaken and riddled with guilt.But with greater pressure to perform at the very time that they are mentally and emotionally drained after surviving what may have been multiple changes, how do you get back to business as usual?1. Acknowledge the emotional component of changeEmployees that remain after a major restructuring can experience all the emotions of grief and loss, after all, some of the people whose…See More
Apr 4
Mark Brand posted a blog post

Overcoming survivor guilt to get back to business as usual

In the wake of restructuring and redundancies, your surviving team can frequently be left shaken and riddled with guilt.But with greater pressure to perform at the very time that they are mentally and emotionally drained after surviving what may have been multiple changes, how do you get back to business as usual?1. Acknowledge the emotional component of changeEmployees that remain after a major restructuring can experience all the emotions of grief and loss, after all, some of the people whose…See More
Apr 3
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

Restoring Breakdowns in Trust

During change and restructure it’s not unusual for trust to be broken between staff, the management team and even your customers. But how do you start to win it back to protect your employment brand and reputation?There’s no question that it takes time, but there are a few key things you can do to speed up the process of restoring trust.1. Acknowledge that trust has been brokenWhen trust breaks down, communication normally breaks down with it. That’s why the first step in restoring trust is…See More
Feb 1
Mark Brand posted a blog post

Restoring Breakdowns in Trust

During change and restructure it’s not unusual for trust to be broken between staff, the management team and even your customers. But how do you start to win it back to protect your employment brand and reputation?There’s no question that it takes time, but there are a few key things you can do to speed up the process of restoring trust.1. Acknowledge that trust has been brokenWhen trust breaks down, communication normally breaks down with it. That’s why the first step in restoring trust is…See More
Feb 1
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

How to prepare for restructure and redundancy in the year ahead

As the planning stages of a new year commence, many management teams will be faced with the decision to restructure their organisation to better manage downturn or accelerate growth.If your organisation falls into this category, now is the time to start preparing your business for change – even if it is still months away. How can you ensure you have a successful restructure and your team has a smooth career transition next year? These four tips will get you started.1. Know why you are…See More
Dec 14, 2017
Mark Brand posted a blog post

How to prepare for restructure and redundancy in the year ahead

As the planning stages of a new year commence, many management teams will be faced with the decision to restructure their organisation to better manage downturn or accelerate growth.If your organisation falls into this category, now is the time to start preparing your business for change – even if it is still months away. How can you ensure you have a successful restructure and your team has a smooth career transition next year? These four tips will get you started.1. Know why you are…See More
Dec 13, 2017
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

Three Costly Outplacement Mistakes

Staring into the eyes of a hardworking, loyal employee and breaking the news of their redundancy would have to be one of the most difficult parts of a HR professional’s job. That is why the topic of outplacement is so important, it is the last act a HR professional can do for an employee in need, and often the last memory a transitioning employee will take with them when they leave.When it’s done right, it can have incredible results for both the company and a transitioning employee – but when…See More
Oct 26, 2017
Mark Brand posted a blog post

Three Costly Outplacement Mistakes

Staring into the eyes of a hardworking, loyal employee and breaking the news of their redundancy would have to be one of the most difficult parts of a HR professional’s job. That is why the topic of outplacement is so important, it is the last act a HR professional can do for an employee in need, and often the last memory a transitioning employee will take with them when they leave.When it’s done right, it can have incredible results for both the company and a transitioning employee – but when…See More
Oct 25, 2017
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

How to get transitioning employees to see the opportunity in redundancy

It’s hard not to take redundancy personally even when you do see it coming. But the truth is in many cases redundancy can be a great opportunity to rediscover your skills, passions, and potential and explore job options that were previously never considered due to job security.So how do you help your transitioning team to see the good in their redundancy while they are going through their transition period?Remind them that it is the job that is redundant - not them! Redundancy has a way of…See More
Sep 28, 2017
Mark Brand posted a blog post

How to get transitioning employees to see the opportunity in redundancy

It’s hard not to take redundancy personally even when you do see it coming. But the truth is in many cases redundancy can be a great opportunity to rediscover your skills, passions, and potential and explore job options that were previously never considered due to job security.So how do you help your transitioning team to see the good in their redundancy while they are going through their transition period?Remind them that it is the job that is redundant - not them! Redundancy has a way of…See More
Sep 27, 2017
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

Can you transition staff without hard feelings?

It’s a pressing question many organisations who are about to embark on change and restructure ask and the answer is yes – provided you have the right approach to redundancy.At the end of the day transitioning employees want three things from employers – significance, support and sensitivity.SignificanceUnexpected redundancy can be a big blow to an employees self-esteem. Their role and work for whatever…See More
Sep 7, 2017
Mark Brand posted a blog post

Can you transition staff without hard feelings?

It’s a pressing question many organisations who are about to embark on change and restructure ask and the answer is yes – provided you have the right approach to redundancy.At the end of the day transitioning employees want three things from employers – significance, support and sensitivity.SignificanceUnexpected redundancy can be a big blow to an employees self-esteem. Their role and work for whatever…See More
Sep 7, 2017
Jan Terkelsen liked Mark Brand's blog post What transitioning employees need from employers to help them re-establish their career
Aug 21, 2017
Catherine Gillespie liked Mark Brand's blog post What transitioning employees need from employers to help them re-establish their career
Aug 21, 2017

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Mark Brand is a Director of Turning Point Partners and an expert in career transition and performance management. Over the last two decades, Mark has helped some of Australia's most iconic brands protect their reputation through critical periods of change by effectively transitioning staff and re-engaging surviving employees. Known for delivering fresh insight and best-practice processes, Mark is dedicated to helping businesses both large and small grow revenue and improve profitability by engaging their staff, improving their service delivery and enhancing customer satisfaction in an ever-changing business environment.
Company website/blog
http://www.turningpointpartners.com.au
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Leadership development, successful organisational change management and building bench strength.
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Mark Brand's Blog

5 Rs of Change: Resistance, Redundancy, Redeployment, Re-engagement and Retention

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 11:00 0 Comments

During the restructuring process, there are five R’s of change you need to manage effectively to maintain productivity, performance, and profitability in your organisation – resistance, redundancy, redeployment, re-engagement and retention. Here’s how to set your organisation up for success through change.

1. Resistance

No word can spread fear through an organisation like “change”. Resistance can be as inevitable as change itself, however, there are ways that…

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Overcoming survivor guilt to get back to business as usual

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 17:30 0 Comments

In the wake of restructuring and redundancies, your surviving team can frequently be left shaken and riddled with guilt.

But with greater pressure to perform at the very time that they are mentally and emotionally drained after surviving what may have been multiple changes, how do you get back to business as usual?

1. Acknowledge the emotional component of change

Employees that remain after a major restructuring can experience all the emotions of grief…

Continue

Restoring Breakdowns in Trust

Posted on February 1, 2018 at 9:00 0 Comments

During change and restructure it’s not unusual for trust to be broken between staff, the management team and even your customers. But how do you start to win it back to protect your employment brand and reputation?

There’s no question that it takes time, but there are a few key things you can do to speed up the process of restoring trust.

1. Acknowledge that trust has been broken

When trust breaks down, communication normally breaks down with it.…

Continue

How to prepare for restructure and redundancy in the year ahead

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 17:47 0 Comments

As the planning stages of a new year commence, many management teams will be faced with the decision to restructure their organisation to better manage downturn or accelerate growth.

If your organisation falls into this category, now is the time to start preparing your business for change – even if it is still months away. How can you ensure you have a successful restructure and your team has a smooth career transition next year? These four tips will get you…

Continue

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