Contributed by Dean Lindsay author of Creating Progress In A World Of Change, a keynote speaker and author of award-winning How to Achieve Big PHAT Goals.
Just because a business or organization is getting bigger does not mean it is progressing. A serious challenge for businesses large and small is to progress—and not just change. The business term “change management” has been around for a good long while.
The term relates to “initiating significant change” within an organization’s processes. This change can include anything from altering work culture to embracing diversity to modifying an individual’s work tasks to increasing company morale and loyalty.
If the reasons don’t connect with the individual, then the planned progress will be viewed as merely change and will be resisted or at least not acted on. Team members may still physically clock in but have often mentally checked out. (more…)