Change can be intimidating for those going through it. Taking on new behaviors, especially those that conflict with the existing culture of the organization, require people to do things that are uncomfortable. As a change agent, you can help by encouraging.
Literally, “to impart courage,” there are many ways you can encourage people: Reassuring them that it will be ok. Reminding them that they are qualified and capable. Telling them they will be better for it. Walking them through a tough scenario. Or letting them know you support them and will help them deal with what comes next.
Sometimes people going through change need a little nudge forward. Instill confidence and encourage to help people take that step.
Who might you encourage?
Read more of the 99 Ways to Influence Change.