Human nature dictates that “people resist change”.  Taking someone out of their comfort zone, and familiar surroundings or processes, makes this seem logical.

Nonetheless, to remain vibrant and competitive, organizations (and individuals for that matter) must not only embrace change, but ensure that it occurs in a timely and effective manner.

Change comes in various forms and sizes, ranging from moving office equipment or modifying routine procedures to major process renovations or reorganizations.

My experience has shown that the following requirements must occur in order to facilitate optimal “change” in an environment:

  • Ensure your employees are aware of “WHY” the change must occur
  • Deliver a clear “VISION” of what this change will do, for them and the company
  • Not only “SUPPORT” the change, but also eliminate obstacles that may interfere
  • “MOTIVATE” your people with focus on the rewards the change will bring
  • Reinforce the change by making it a part of your business “CULTURE”

Following this process coupled with ongoing enthusiasm and commitment during the transition will deliver the best possible outcomes.