We have noticed a real spike in conversations about change recently. So many of our clients are going through, or are about to embark on, large change projects. Whatever their sector and wherever they are on their journey, they all say the same thing. Change is hard! Over the years we have written lots of articles on how to make hard change easy. This gave me the idea of bringing a selection of these articles together in one place. I hope they bring greater clarity and insights to ease the burden in your own endeavours of leading change in your organisation.
Planning for long-term change
The mechanics of change means your culture must support any and every organisational change you want to create.
The early phase of change
What you do and communicate in the early days as you lead change is critical in gaining momentum and influencing ‘the masses’ to join your early adopters.
Our Natural Resistance to Change
Part of our natural design as a human being is to change and evolve as the environment around us changes. If we stop still in this ever-changing world we are, in effect, going backwards and will surely be left behind. Yet we also naturally resist change. We have paradoxical needs for both security and sameness. Here are some ways to handle our natural resistance to change.
Using a Profiling Tool for Change
Understanding and appealing to the variety of thinking and behavioural preferences we all have, can significantly influence how to approach change in an important team. When it comes to organisational change, appealing to every preference becomes critical. Here is an article from INC.COM highlighting one of the profiling tools our team is accredited to deliver.
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