All good businesses constantly change and develop but right now the pressure of change on your organisation will be greater than it has ever been.
The business climate is evolving so quickly that change is constant and there is often no chance for robust enough planning.
Making any changes in your business requires that everyone in the team delivering the change makes significant and consistent changes to their behaviour. It also requires that the leader of the change supports the process in the right way.
The bad news is that 67% of people find change very hard to handle and so you’ll have a large portion of your business who are so far outside of their comfort zone right now that they will be struggling to deliver on their roles.
Whenever the status quo is disrupted in your business your team will go through a significant period of exploration and this is where you need to really take the right action to get the best results:
The Exploration Phase:
When presented with a need to do things differently human beings attempt to assess and evaluate that need for change. We ask ourselves the age-old questions;
During this period of evaluation there are many times when your team could begin to reject the change and become resistant to taking the relevant action. Without genuine buy-in from your team you will never drive the change that you need.
If you understand that change is a journey and that if you overcome any resistance you will get a faster and most effective change, you will be better equipped to drive your team to perform to optimum levels.
There are a few things that you should be thinking about when looking to implement change effectively.
Taking your team through a period of change will require exactly the right type of leadership and approach.
If you think carefully about how your business will embrace these above key areas, you will support your team to bring about real change effectively.
If you would like to hear more of my thoughts on change and how it impacts a business you can check out my short video on the subject HERE