Generally people fear change.
This is especially the case when they don’t understand the reasons for the change. The result is they resist the change. We all feel secure and safe in our routines.
Sure we complain about them.
We say it’s so boring. Yet we are comfortable in our daily routines. Okay, so you’re the one saying, “No, not me!”
Really wise person – what did you have for breakfast and lunch yesterday? And the day before? What are you having for lunch today?
I worked with a company where the extremely successful and wealthy CEO had their office nearby to mine. When in town the daily lunch order brought to the CEO’s office – Rye bread toast, chicken salad, lettuce and tomato.
One change might be whole wheat toast for the bread. One kosher dill pickle on the side. Every single day.
According to neuroscience uncertainty feels similar to failure in our brains.
This makes us feel extremely uncomfortable as we’ve been conditioned to fear and avoid failure.
When there are going to be changes that you are aware of, here are three steps to take to lead your team into the process of change.
- Communicate, communicate, communicate. Early, often and even arrange for group info meetings. A caution here is to avoid these becoming complaining sessions.
- Recognize your team is made up of individual personalities. A good thing! Each will handle change in a different way.
- Describe how the changes will make their work life better, easier, or whatever value best describes how their daily routine will be improved after the changes are completed and everyone is onboard.
Bonus Step: Plan, create a plan, don’t get married to the plan, be open to change the plan. Communicate the plan to the team. Keep them up to date on any changes.
Use these steps when changes are going to take place to help your team transition easier and more effectively.
Let me know how you make out.
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