Before diving into the answer to where does change begin… let’s applaud the news that more and more companies are recognizing, and then acting upon their recognition through their hiring practices the cultural fit of the potential hire, the social skills of the potential hire, the personality profile of the potential hire (DISC assessment, Myers Briggs, other tools) and much more.
The sad news is – in reality it is a ripple in the vast ocean of companies and organizations. PLUS if there is not in place a regular review process, open communication, culturally and regular career and personal development for employees, supported by the leadership team of the company, the moves made to hire the right fit will still not pan out in the long run.
As one example…
There are companies which have acquired other organizations over the course of the last five to eight years as funding has been available, and interest rates have been historically low. However, the molding of one culture for the company and now with the acquired three, four or five other companies, was never – not once – strategically implemented. What takes place is the culture of the acquired companies lives on in the divisions where the majority of these employees and their acquired leadership team rule.
Instead of the one organization which is acquiring the other companies establishing a culture to bring other people and their organization into – it ends up being as many cultures as there are acquisitions. If you are not understanding the urgency and importance of this description consider these company names and why they continue to make news headlines today.
- Wells Fargo
- Under Armour
- Purdue Pharma
- Select The NCAA Division 1 Sports Program Under Investigation
- and the list goes on, refreshed with new names each week
This is why change needs to happen.
Anyone in the organization, large or small, may begin the process of change.
Where does change begin?
Change begins with you.
Change begins with me.
Change begins with each of us.
Change happens when behavior is changed. This is no easy task.
Consider for a moment one easy item. When you drive, do you use your turning signal indicator in enough distance before you intend to turn in order for oncoming traffic and those behind you see you intend to turn? Yes or No? All of the time? Yes or No?
Now since most people said No to at least one of these questions… if you were asked or required to always use your turn signal indicator would you remember to use it all of the time from now on? Quite probably not. Remember this is an easy behavior change example.
PGP – Personal Growth Plan – this is where change begins.
If you want to grow yourself and then start the change in your workplace, in your community, in your home you must start with your Personal Growth Plan.
If you are interested and prepared to create your own Personal Growth Plan sign up for this no cost call where you will hear how to create your PGP.
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Change begins with you.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their business. Are you interested in having Mitch speak at your company or event – click here?