Spider-Man learned the hard way that with great power comes great responsibility. But in the world of change management, we know that with great change comes great resistance. As a leader, your best approach is to create a culture that embraces change. These 5 articles relate to this issue from 5 different angles. Going through them all will give you a complete perspective on managing change in the best way possible.
The best way to keep an organization healthy is to enact change in response to our ever evolving global business environment. This infographic, by Torben Rick, highlights the important questions one has to ask before approaching the next change.
The change process can have very different challenges for the leader than for the rest of the team. This article explains how to handle resistance with patience, deal with setbacks and 3 more challenges that you will get to know as a change leader.
What is the difference between supervisory management and leadership? Many managers fail when they move into a leadership role because they don’t know how to shift those responsibilities into a leadership position. This article claims that one has to let go of many tasks makes successful thus far and focus on what your team can deliver, and how to navigate them to the right direction.
Setting the expectation that change is inevitable is the most important tip in this article, and every change manager should apply it in his or her work environment. If you’re making an announcement, and you know your employees will view it negatively, the worst thing you can do is try to convince them that it’s actually a great thing for them.
The “human issues” in change management process will not go away with time. You have to take care of those. How do you start? Well, by changing your point of view. Oh, and you may not like it, but Elizabeth Babafemi says that promotion, recognition, and bonuses, should be provided as dramatic reinforcement for your team.
Chris is the Lead Author & Editor of Change Blog. Chris established the Change blog to create a source for news and discussion about some of the issues, challenges, news, and ideas relating to Change Management.