In our last post we discussed the top three principles to effectively managing change. Today I will provide the remaining three principles.
4. Managing change requires managing people: What are the behavioral styles, generational preferences and cultural attributes that your stakeholders possess? Are you considering these when working with stakeholders? Building and retaining strong relationships is critical to effectively introducing and managing change. How deep are your considerations?
5. Communication builds engagement: How well we communicate, our ability to listen, learn and position our language determines how effective we will be in engaging others. Without engagement you have failed change, so consider your audience and what is of benefit to them in order to position your communications effectively.
6. Change is a team effort. You don’t need a change champion, you need a coach. Every successful change hinges on the ability of the stakeholders to work together as a team. Are you a coach, providing support and guidance to your team, or just a champion who stands alone?
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