The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new – Socrates.
Did you know that how a company manages change is a key determinate of its long term organisational success?
Once upon a time when you were in business ‘slow and steady-as-she-goes’ was the way to manage the ship. But these days, most of the ships managed that way, have gone the way of the Titanic. Because guess what? Times are changing.
Successful organisations today need to be capable and adaptive. They must be ready to evolve and capture new opportunities, ready to mitigate risk.
So, how ready for change is your organisation?
With increasing pressure on Australian businesses to remain competitive in an uncertain economic environment, many workplaces must endure complex change in their strategy and operations, just simply to keep up.
To change and thrive is a challenge for most organisations because change is often confronting and requires a carefully planned approach.
But when it is executed well, effective change can present great opportunities for growth.
It’s all about people
Managing change effectively is a complex science that goes beyond the process and proformas of a business. It’s about people, coaching and commitment.
If your organisation is facing change, by applying brain science and neurolinguistics to coaching and leadership training you can successfully create powerful, effective and lasting transformation in both your individuals and your teams.
Embrace change, even when change slap’s you in the face
Every change initiative and workplace is unique. What is common across all change initiatives is that success requires strong leadership, effective communication, employee involvement as well as coaching and training. It’s imperative to
- address the human side of change so resistance is minimised and adoption is maximised
- improve the speed of change adoption and removing the human road blocks that may have plagued past projects
- help your people understand and thrive when top-down changes are introduced – minimising the time you spend putting out fires.
Collaboration is at the heart of your approach
Working collaboratively with small teams is highly effective in helping individuals to understand the ‘bigger picture’ and the role they have to play in the newly transformed organisation.
When people understand what’s happening, why it’s happening and how they can contribute, they are more likely to participate willingly. And when resistance is moved from the equation, organisations have a much better chance at moving forward.
To really do this is not just about creating a project plan and some internal communications around key drivers and projected outcomes, it’s about actually engaging people’s hearts and minds to embrace the journey.
Change is the only constant, and for companies to succeed in today’s fast-paced highly competitive global environment, it must be embraced at all levels of an organisation and threaded through all daily tasks and processes. And that means encouraging a change-ready mindset in your people too, so they can keep pace with the business, every step of the way.