To ensure positive change in your workplace, focus on nine key areas to that help the change process less painful. Leading change requires us to be extremely thoughtful and attentive to those we are dealing with, whether that’s a team or person. Before approaching your team with an upcoming change, answer these questions for yourself. They will help you frame the upcoming changes in a clear and positive way.
- Why do most people resist change?
- Is the desired change worth it?
- When will the change take place?
- What kind of change is desired?
- What do you hope the change will accomplish?
- What will be lost if your team or organization does not successfully institute the change?
- How will the change make things better?
- Are you open to compromise?
- How can you convey your vision in a sincere and positive way?
Present your vision before you elicit change; be a transformational leader -a person who is influencing the group to bring them to the next level, to elicit interest to bring the group to the end vision, and to move forward. As opposed to demanding or forcing the group to accept the change, especially when organizational change can be difficult and create an insecure environment.
If all 9 questions are asked of you the leader and those under your leadership, you will have the knowledge and the presence to successfully guide the department, the team, and each person through the uncertainty of change.
Our program, Working Successfully in a Changing Environment, gives organizations a competitive edge by showing employees how to process their thoughts and feelings and make responsible choices in dealing with ongoing workplace changes. The purpose of Working Successfully in a Changing Environment is to help participants understand the process of change and acquire the skills that will enable them to cope with the feelings of anxiety, resistance, and confusion related to change. Participants focus on changes they are currently encountering in their work environment, either as a group or as individuals. This program is customized to address specific changes. Participants learn to:
- Acknowledge their own response to change and identify present thoughts and attitudes about change
- Identify phases and steps in the personal change process
- Understand resistance to change
- Practice effective techniques to work through the change process
- Develop action plans to commit to change
This program utilizes the DiSC® assessment to help them identify their own feelings about change and how they can successfully navigate it.
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