C - Facilitating Change

 

These units are about providing direction and leadership for the areas that you manage.

Unit C Summary



 

 

 

 

 

UNIT C1 - Encourage innovation in your team   
  

This unit is about encouraging and supporting the identification and practical implementation of ideas. The initial ideas will primarily come from members of your team, including yourself, and will focus on; 

  • new products and/or services 
  • improvements to existing products and/or services 
  • improvements to existing practices, procedures, systems, ways of working within the team or those of the wider organisation or customers or suppliers.

 

 

UNIT C2 - Encourage innovation in your area of responsibility   
  

This unit is about encouraging and supporting the identification and practical implementation of ideas in your area of responsibility. The initial ideas will primarily come from people who work in your area of responsibility, including yourself, and will focus on;

  • new products and/or services
  • improvements to existing products and/or services
  • improvements to existing practices, procedures, systems, ways of working etc. within the team or those of the wider organisation or customers or suppliers.  

The ‘area of responsibility’ may be, for example, a branch or department or functional area or an operating site within an organisation.

 

 

UNIT C3 - Encourage innovation in your organisation   
  

This unit is about encouraging and supporting the identification and practical implementation of ideas across your organisation. The initial ideas will primarily come from people working for your organisation, although you will be expected to look beyond the organisation for opportunities to identify and develop ideas, and will focus on; 

  • new products and/or services
  • improvements to existing products and/or services
  • improvements to existing practices, procedures, systems, ways of working etc. within the team or those of the wider organisation or customers or suppliers.   

For the purposes of this unit, an ‘organisation’ can mean a self-contained entity such as a private sector company, a charity or a local authority or a significant operating unit, with a relative degree of autonomy, within a larger organisation.

 

UNIT C4 - Lead change   
  

‘Change’, in it various forms, is happening more often within organisations. The driving force for change may be external or internal to the organisation or a mixture of both. It may be a reaction to events or an attempt to improve the organisation for the future. 
  
This unit reflects the need, in many situations, for someone to take control and provide a lead within the overall organisation or part of an organisation for a specific change or a wider programme of change. It involves selling the vision in terms of what the change is aiming to achieve and supporting the people involved in the practicalities of making the vision a reality.

 

UNIT C5 - Plan change   
  

This unit is about the planning that is needed to make a specific change or put into practice a programme of change. It involves developing a strategy to make the change that is needed, taking note of barriers, risks and the need to put appropriate monitoring and communication systems in place.

 

UNIT C6 - Implement change  
  
This unit is about putting into practice the strategy and associated plans for a specific change or programme of change. This involves putting in place the necessary resources and supporting systems, including monitoring and communications, to turn the ‘vision’ into a practical reality.