Companies Who Better Navigate Change Are Able to Perform Better
Let’s face it – change is the name of the game in the business world these days. Change can’t be ignored or held back. Those who resist change do so at their peril. Nothing seems to stay the same for long so we’d best get used to change and find better ways to deal with it.
Typical Organization Changes We Have Come to Expect
Do these changes sound familiar? To change management consulting experts they sure do.
Understand and Prepare for Change – Do not Fight It
If you are like most of our clients, you must first accept that change is inevitable. Leaders are far better off when they understand and prepare for organizational change rather than try to fight against it. Those companies that excel at change management are the ones that are able to adapt as needed and survive for the long-term.
Four Steps to Better Navigate Change
What can business leaders do to build resilience and flexibility in our organization? Here are the steps you need to follow to better navigate change:
Strong-arm tactics and improbable promises are not the answer. You need to acknowledge that change can be difficult but that you and change champions will be available to support the change, deal with any issues that arise, and answer all questions.
The Bottom Line
Factors relating to employees’ responsiveness to the changes required to remain competitive ranked as the third most influential factor in our recent Organizational Alignment Research. Begin to be highly responsive to change by accepting that change will happen and that you are ready to integrate change into your company’s DNA.
To learn more about how to better navigate change, download How Successful Change Leaders Mobilize, Design and Transform Their Change Initiatives
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