Being on the forefront of change within a business setting is like living on the cutting edge of a new identity that has not quite yet completed its morphing into the next best thing. At best the process is in a cocooning phase that is followed by the metamorphosis into a different mode of operating. You know you are on the right track when you have:
- Clarity about where you are headed and buy in from stakeholders.
- The team working with you are engaged and completing their accountabilities.
- Recommendations from employees are encouraged and implemented when and where it is feasible to do so. Further to that when it is not possible to implement a recommendation the reasons for the decision are articulated and shared.
- Employees and managers alike feel valued and part of the process because they have a say and they appreciate the investment of taking their feedback seriously.
It takes courage and commitment to keep the momentum in a change initiative moving forward. It may not always be easy so enjoy it when it is.
Marie-Helene Sakowski, Business Consultant SME’s, email@example.com