Organizational Change Tips that Work
Learning new ways to do things involves absorbing new knowledge and applying new skills, but it also involves following organizational change tips that help to subvert the old ways to the new ways – a kind of change that requires some UN-learning.
It Is Not Easy To Shed Old Habits
Change management consulting experts say that even though we may be convinced that the new ways are more effective, more efficient, and/or less costly than the old ways, it is not easy to shed old habits that have become ingrained over time.
The older way of doing things often interferes with the change to do things differently.
Three Change Management Tips to Help Swap the Old for the New
How does this so-called “unlearning” process affect your ability to function in a marketplace where change is constant? Change management consulting gurus say you need to be able to react quickly and shift to the new way faster than your competition. Here are three organizational change tips on how to manage change from the old to the new more effectively:
1. Set Stretch Goals
One way to achieve the new behaviors more quickly is to add an element of anxiety by setting goals that seem almost out of reach…say you want 90% of your first-week customer calls to show satisfaction with the way you handled them. Impossible? Maybe. But, done right, the “performance pressure” of not reaching the goal can help:
2. Expand Your Sources of Input
Don’t just stick with your old influencers. Reach out and look for new sources of information and inspiration.
Sticking with the same-old program will give you the same-old results. No longer rely on what you think you know. Shake it up and broaden your contacts so you benefit from the strength of diversity.
3. Question Your Conclusions
Challenge yourself by looking at opposite points of view. This will enhance your flexibility and sharpen your ability to change. If you stick to your opinion without even looking at a conflicting point of view, you could be guilty of being an ideologue by blindly adhering to a particular ideology.
You can’t just stick with the old way…you’ll be quickly out of sync with the new and favored culture.
The Bottom Line
Challenge yourself to learn and un-learn at the same time. Change is inevitable. Pay attention to the advice of experienced change management experts. Follow these organizational change tips and make sure you are equipped to deal with organizational change smartly and effectively.
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