Last month, I published an article about Five Stages in the Change Process Where You Can Involve People, which detailed opportunities to engage more people in change – and not just during implementation. In other words, do change with people instead of to people. Now, I’d like to follow up with a post about how to involve people in change.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy,
not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
I occasionally see the quote above posted on social media feeds. I shake my head each time, because I don’t agree with it.
But, it’s Socrates! How can I argue with him? [Read more…] about The Secret of Change (Don’t Listen to Socrates)
Early in my career, I was an engineer responsible for process improvements. I quickly discovered that as the only engineer, I could get a lot more done if I involved more people in the effort to identify opportunities and implement solutions. Involving more people had the added benefit that they owned the outcome and supported the change required to accomplish it.
The same is true for you, regardless of the type of change you’re implementing. If you get more people involved, it multiplies your influence and fuels ownership of the change effort. [Read more…] about Five Stages in the Change Process Where You Can Involve People