How to Empower your team to Lead the Change and Disrupt
Disruption in the world of work is here to stay. It will continually alter workplaces, workforces, workspaces, workflows and workloads.
Making change is a difficult thing to do where 70% of corporate change initiatives fail (Gallup).
Only leaders who respond to this new norm by disrupting their own philosophies and strategies about change can position the heart of their organisation — their people — to continuously adapt and excel.
Gallup suggests we flip the script and enable employees to create and lead the change themselves.”
The difference between a manager and a leaders mindset on change
A manager. A leader
Drives Change Inspires Change
Structural aspect Behavioural and Cultural Aspects
To prepare their people to help lead change, leaders need a workplace culture that lives and breathes adaptability and have agility in its DNA.
It needs a work environment that energizes people to get ahead of change and push the organization forward.
In our BBG Sydney Superforum last week, Tony Surtees identified a massive gap for consultants to help with managing change in Enterprises after “the great reset” – because one thing that we can be sure of – is that there will be massive change!
The leader needs to understand human emotional dynamics — including mindsets, behaviors and cultural norms
Gallup in an article by MARA HOOGERHUIS AND JILLIAN ANDERSON identifies 4 ways of how to navigate a succesful programme of change and encourage its people to create and own the change
1. Involve, trust and empower your people.
Develop employees into agents of change by consistently demonstrating that employees’ ideas and contributions matter. Involve them in decision making, empower them to perform – and trust them. They may do things differently to you – but they will achieve the desired result their way
2. Prioritise manager development
Support managers with the right tools and kpis to strengthen employee awareness, adoption and accountability.
3. Use analytics to get ahead of employees’ perceptions and emotions.
Leaders should use multiple channels to understand employees’ emotions and perspectives, including ongoing dialogue, employee analytics, feedback mechanisms, Conversations and BBG Forums
Through conversations with key stakeholders, leaders can glean success strategies from early adopters and early resisters.
4. Create a culture of learning.
A disruption-ready organisation never stops learning and growing.
Leaders should create processes and cultural norms that propagate rapid experimentation, adaptation and collaboration.
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