To navigate the future in your organization, you must be keenly aware of two realities:
- Navigating the future is uncomfortable especially after what we’ve all been through in the last 18 months, so you may find members of your team automatically rebelling against any new organizational changes you want to make.
- In order to navigate the future successfully, you need to engage your team members in the change.
The question then becomes, on top of what everyone has been through in the last 18 months, how do you get people willing to listen to new ideas and take a different approach? How do you get them engaged in change so they can navigate the future effectively?
More change? UGH! Guess what? It’s coming.
Introducing more change to your team can be tricky, especially after everything we’ve been through in the last 18 months.
Here’s what I know from experience – and what the research shows – and you know this too….
There will be a certain number of people who aren’t interested in any change at all. They are fine with doing things the old way and don’t see a reason (or have a desire) to make any adjustments. Or it could be change fatigue, which many are experiencing now.
The challenge for leaders (and I believe every one of you is a leader regardless of their job title – or you wouldn’t be reading this!), is to find a way to engage your team so each member has the courage to step into their role – and navigate the future effectively.
Check out the video above to learn more about this approach and one other strategy you can use when introducing innovation to your organization.