Do you find yourself giving out lots of your energy in support of others. But some people seem to take just a little too much – more than you can afford to give if you are going to stay fit for the task ahead. What can you do?
In the present climate business performance is key to business survival. You and your organization cannot afford to underperform. But how do you ensure your performance management system actually works and works well!
To make any change stick, it has to become part of the core of your organization! Your corporate culture often determines what gets done, so the values behind your vision must be shown in day-to-day work.
Kotter argues that many change projects fail because victory is declared too early. Real change runs deep and takes time. Quick wins are only the beginning of what needs to be done to achieve long-term change – make sure you take enough time!
Nothing motivates and gives people confidence more than success. Give your company and your team a taste of victory early in the change process.
Stage 5 is about empowering action, over coming resistance and getting rid of obstacles to change. This is where your investment in Stages 1 to 4, begins to pay dividends. Kotter himself states that when Stages 1 to 4 are skipped, resistance is inevitable and this can destroy your change.People resist change because they fear loss. Here are some way to deal with obstacles.
The guiding team need to be visible and let people see you as the embodiment of the change you intend to make. Walk the Talk! The top team should be using the vision daily to make decisions and solve problems. And so should all those who are actively engaged. Keep it fresh and on everyone’s minds, then they will begin to remember it and respond to it.
When you first start thinking about change, there will probably be many great ideas and solutions floating around. You need to link these concepts together into an overall vision.
Kotter model of leading change – Step One is to create a sense of urgency. This is what it means.
Here are some ways to make sure the change in your organization is successful