Without meaningful change and regular growth, your organization is at risk for becoming a Museum of Good Ideas- a place where creativity and innovation exist but no one has the guts to follow through. To move beyond the status quo and expand your horizons, change is vital. Here are a few ideas on how you can implement positive change at your company without alienating your talent.
Initiate the change you want to see. “Recognize that your team will take their cues from you. If you are frightened, concerned, or, if you talk negatively about the process and the career prospects, your team will take on that same persona. Prepare your attitude daily and portray a realistic and helpful perspective to your team members.”
Include everyone. “Research consistently shows that it’s the front-line manager who often has the greatest effect on whether an organizational change or restructure is truly embraced by the employees.”
Over-communicate. “When an organization creates trust through open communication—and by being willing to empower team members to both receive important information and act on it—it creates a truly collaborative, communicative environment – an organization poised for leading lasting change. A fully engaged team of warriors aligned behind a singular mission narrative. To win.”