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Change initiatives, events and road shows often do not have the impact businesses hope for.  There is something missing in people’s excitement about and action for change during and after these events, probably boiling down to change fatigue.

Plenty has been written about the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world of work we now live in and with the feeling that every business is restructuring many times per year, people are tired.  What happened to the good old days of consistency?

So what can we do differently?  Culture and behaviour boil down to how people do things around here – which won’t change overnight because of a big event.  Also there is benefit in talking about how things are developing rather than changing.  One would hope that the various changes people have been seeing a part of an overall direction of development and growth rather than a load of random, unconnected shifts in what we’re doing.  Helping people understand this bigger picture can be critical to success.

Change management has become a much bigger, more interwoven part of the overall business fabric.  In the end, every leader must be a change agent.  These are some important things to consider:

  • Multigenerational Influence – Leaders can no longer be comfortable just gravitating to the generation they belong to
  • Cultural Intelligence – The 21st century leader must realise the value of the demographic shift
  • Entrepreneurial Attitude –  Leaders must be prepared to get involved in new ventures
  • Crisis Management – Leaders must be more prepared to handle any crisis with  agility and transparency

Involving key people and influencers in decisions and implementation of change, helps to create internal change agents who start to turn the tide of culture and behaviour.

We can work with you to identify and target the people who will most likely relish the opportunity to be a change agent – then we’ll show you how to engage them so that they lead the change through their own and challenging others’ behaviour.

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