Change in Today’s Economy
The best leaders know how to empower employees to effect change. No business or leader can survive very long these days without the ability to anticipate and accommodate ever-changing external and internal influences.
Common External Influences of Change
Common Internal Influences of Change
You’d think by now that leaders would have learned how to handle organizational change well. But the opposite is true. The majority of change initiatives (up to 70% by most accounts) fail.
Why Is Organizational Change So Difficult?
After nearly three decades of change management consulting, we believe that change is difficult because companies continue to neglect the human factor. Change leaders get so involved with the mechanics of change management that they overlook the fact that successful change requires a human-centric approach.
Employees at the Center of Change
A human-centric approach puts those affected by change as the driving force of change. To succeed at organizational transformation, you need stakeholder engagement, discretionary effort, wholehearted agreement, and committed willingness to go beyond the status quo.
4 Ways to Inspire and Empower Employees to Effect Change
Based upon feedback from thousands of change management simulation participants, here is how to inspire and empower employees to effect change:
How will the change make things better for employees, customers, stakeholders, and even the world in general?
The Bottom Line
Keep those affected by change at the center of your change initiative. They are the ones who will provide strength and vitality to your transformation.
To learn more about how to inspire and empower employees to effect change, download How to Successfully Recognize and Reward Organizational Change
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