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7 NTCOSS at Work .. Managing Change in the Community Sector An industrial relations perspective by Michael Pegg, Community Sector Industrial Relations - Jobs Australia. Managing change involves balancing strategic objectives with industrial constraints and people management considerations. They all affect how successfully the change will help to achieve the organisations mission. So, lets imagine your Board has done the analysis and strategic planning. They found compelling reasons to introduce significant changemaybe growth, maybe managing funding cuts, maybe just restructuring. Before you can finalise what the change will look like and start implementing, this is where the industrial constraints kick in. Some of the big issues include: Consultation in accordance with the award or agreement. This means providing a genuine opportunity for staff to influence the final outcome. It does not require agreement, but it is more than just information sessions. Good practice is to consult around proposals or options - then finalise the plan in light of the consultations. Potential redundancies - have we explored redeployment options? Termination of employment is only one potential outcome of redundancy, and is a last resort. Of course, with funding cuts it might quickly become clear there is no other option, but it still needs to be explored. Employee entitlements such as severance, notice and leave entitlements need to be checked before commencing a restructure. This means checking employment contracts, the award or agreement, the NES and any relevant HR policies. Change isnt easy and you should get advice. Paying attention to the industrial issues will not only minimise disputes - it is also good management. NTCOSS has an on line NT Community Sector Training and Professional Development Calendar that you may be interested in utilizing. The calendar was developed with an aim of being a one stop shop for community sector workers to find training that is delivered locally. If you are delivering training in the NT you are most welcome to advertise using the calendar, free of cost, by simply uploading your NT training opportunities to the calendar at any time using the link - http://www.ntcoss.org.au/workforce-training and-development-calendar then clicking on the add my event button. Please do not hesitate to contact our administration on admin@ntcoss.org.au if you require further information or assistance uploading training. NTCOSS JOB BOARD Have a job vacancy? List it on the NTCOSS Job Board NTCOSS Job Board assists community and welfare organisations across the Northern Territory to find quality staff. Listings can be as detailed or brief as you want-you can supply selection criteria and job descriptions Listings are usually placed on line within 1 working day of receipt. This is a FREE service to all NTCOSS members. You can email your Job Ad to: admin@ntcoss.org.au or phone 08 8948 2665 http://www.ntcoss.org.au/workforce-training-and-development-calendar http://www.ntcoss.org.au/workforce-training-and-development-calendar

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