Where Does Your Organization Stand?
As we look at the sheer velocity of uncertainty in the 21st century, we see that the landscape of doing business is altering dramatically. When the familiar signposts and landmarks aren’t there for them anymore, your senior leaders, team leaders and teams go through a period of change and transition.
When change disrupts your organization, and you are in transition, sometimes it can be difficult for leaders and teams to:
- Let go of what is familiar to them
- Be aware of what’s really stopping or stalling them from achieving their goals
- See clearly what’s possible for them
- Be inspired to shift and move forward
News flash! “It’s not the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions.”
People really don’t resist change. What they resist is the transition. So what’s the difference between change and transition?
Change is situational and external (the new boss, the new policy or strategy). Transition is an internal psychological process people go through to come to terms with the new situation (confusion, frustration, stress, denial). One of many reasons for this is they can’t accept letting go of that piece of themselves that they have to give up because of the change.
Transition, the internal process, must be dealt with for sustained team and leadership effectiveness. Why? Because if they acquiesce or “go along with” the change but hold on to the internal associations of “the way it used to be,” they will have experienced a change but not a transition, and will eventually resort back to old habits and behaviors.
News flash! “If people don’t talk it out, they’ll act it out.”
Contact Carol today to make a transformative change in your organization!
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