As I’ve written before, change is one of the hardest – but most important – things to lead successfully in the workplace.
Even when the change is going to have a clear positive impact, people simply don’t like change, and too often resist it without even giving the change a chance.
I talk a lot about how to manage change in my book RINGMASTER, but right now I want to point you toward an article titled “7 Ways To Engage Employees In Change Management.”
The article does a great job of breaking down some very tangible cause and effect scenarios in change management, making a great case for why these 7 tips are essential:
- Solicit buy-in prior to launch.
- Communicate consistently.
- Lead by example.
- Reinforce and remind.
- Establish accountability.
- Invite employee feedback.
- Measure and celebrate progress.
Read the whole article to fully grasp the insight inherent in these tips, and ask yourself – “Is this how I’m managing change?” or “Is this how my manager is handling change?”
If not, you have some actionable steps you can take right away to better directing change in your workplace!
And as you consider how to reach your career goals, don’t forget to register for the Job Shapers Network meeting on Sept 3rd!