Change is coming. Three ways to be ready.
As a manager, your job is to help employees deal with change. That is easier with some than others. In fact, research shows us that 35-40% of the U.S. population has a High S, or Steadiness, factor using the DISC assessment. These are the folks who are slow to accept change, and then only if there is a good reason to change.
To make your change effort successful, don’t forget the following three keys:
- Arm Yourself. Ensure that you identify potential concerns and questions. Then have clear, easily understood answers for those concerns, along with bottom-line pro and con information to share with everyone.
- Ally with the Adopters. Make the early adopters your partners in the change effort. There are always people who are ready and willing to support your change effort. It’s up to you to identify them and enlist them as champions.
- Prepare the Resisters. People who are uncomfortable with change need your attention. You need to plan your change effort so that you give them the time and space they need, along with a great reason that demonstrates both the need for the change as well as the “what’s in it for me?” explanation.
At DaltonDupes, we help managers and leaders understand and make change in a way that helps employees engage in the change process. Call if we can help you.