Digestible Tips for Leading Organizational Change
Leading change at any scale within your organization is difficult, whether you’re just trying to keep your desk cleaner or transitioning your team onto a new workflow process. In fact, 70% of organizational attempts to drive change fail. Why is organizational change so challenging? And how can you engage employees in committing to the change? CultureIQ’s very own Culture Strategist Rea Abrahams recently held a webinar with LifeLabs Learning’s Tania Luna on this very topic. Throughout the hour-long webinar, Rea and Tania covered:
- How to understand change so that you can effectively lead it
- Tips for keeping employees engaged when going through culture change
- Brain-friendly tools and exercises for helping others understand and accept change
- Best practices for communicating change
Watch the webinar below and read on for a recap of the discussion:
To Lead Organizational Change Effectively, First Understand It
However large or small your change is, the experience can feel uncomfortable. Organizational change requires employees to break habits, go outside of their comfort zone, or adopt a practice they wouldn’t necessarily adopt on their own.So, in order to effectively drive change, first understand that change won’t happen overnight (oh, how we wish we were wrong about that). It is a process that takes time. That process involves:
- Unfreezing: Help employees loosen their perspectives and see your point of view.
- Changing: Help employees change every step of the way.
- Refreezing: Get the new changes to stick.