Advanced Change Management (ACT)- the key to ethical practice in the changing world of organisations (United Kingdom)
A session on Advanced Change management in social work practice and freeing oneself from fear and the system of external sanctions in order to do what is right rather than what is prescribed by existing laws, rules, or authority (Quinn et al, 2000).
1. Learn how to tactically combat and disarm bullies and tyrants in management and positions of leadership. Learn how to respond to their performance management regimes that are a “particularly brutal method of making workers behave,” pressuring workers to produce more, and to comply with company-imposed standards, instead of ethics.
2. Learn how to be powerful to challenge and resist pressure to sacrifice social work principles and ethical practice. Learn how to continue to serve the best interest of the disadvantaged, the vulnerable, the oppressed, and the wider society instead of simply complaining that corporate values and their attending hierarchical administrative practices are destroying the essence of social work.
3. Learn how to recognise when, in carrying out the aims of employers and commissioners, you are colluding with the systematic withdrawal of state services and funding and allowing your skills to be used in shifting the burden of state responsibility onto the disadvantaged, the vulnerable, and the oppressed in the name of self-care and asset-based approaches.