Leadership Tip

How to make workplace changes

People often find change really disconcerting, especially at work. You’ll often hear the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” to argue against tweaks as small as moving desks or as big as introducing a new process. So how can you get your colleagues and bosses on board with workplace changes? Here are some tips:

  1. Start with why. For employees to embrace change, they need to understand the reason for it.
     
  2. Strength in numbers. Involve more people in your idea before presenting it to the wider organisation. Don’t pretend that that the uncertainty of change is plain sailing.
     
  3. Choose your moment. Ask yourself if the context and timing are right. Before you can find the story to illustrate your point you must be clear as to what that point is.
     
  4. Practice what you preach. Leading by example is the best way to bring about meaningful change. In other words, behave in a way you would like other people to behave.

The above leadership tip...
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