Psychology qualification will improve change management

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has developed a certificate in the Psychology of Management.

This will enable those involved in the management of people to understand employee behaviour and help them suggest alternative and practical ways of achieving change.

Research indicates that organisations undergo major change about once every three years, and smaller changes occur almost continually. Yet more than 40% of reorganisations fail to meet their objectives.

Vanessa Robinson, CIPD organisation and resourcing adviser, said: “Exploring change and other management challenges by drawing on psychological research will help managers to understand individuals’ behaviour better.

“This will help in communicating the change and help gain employee trust and commitment, both during and after implementation.”

The programme looks at all aspects of management and calls upon the expertise of leading occupational psychologists with experience in training and developing managers.

The CIPD will hold an open evening for prospective students of the Certificate in the Psychology of Management on 7 September.

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