Change in any environment is met with resistance. Organizations and individuals alike feel the pull of a desire to change, yet wrestle with the fear of the unknown (layoffs, rejection, failure, business collapse, employee backlash, family backlash, etc.) Complacency may result in slow change. A quick change may cause a mutiny or rebel revolt. Slow and steady change will help you win this race.
Improve your process with patient persistence. Try this!
- Start with a small process that can be completed in a short period of time.
- Set a clear time line to complete your goal.
- Focus on a short payoff. Don’t spread your resources to thin.
- Have a mentor, manager or accountability partner involved with you through the entire process. (If there is limited implementation — the process WILL fail.) So, don’t stray away from the process! MENTORS/MANAGERS: If you are patient enough to see someone else through the process of change, the reward of sales, feedback, customer retention, new partnerships etc …will be in short view.