Everyone wants a step-by-step action plan on how to perfect business change. However, anyone who claims to be able to provide neat, tidy one-size strategies is mistaken.
Powerful and meaningful change is about developing the skills that most of us have, but that few of us use. The skills that unlock productivity, efficiency, and vision are often the least tangible but the most important.
In change management, precision is about seeing the bigger picture. These three techniques can help you do this:
Architects of change are project managers of immense skill. Whether it is the result of internal or external forces, change can rock any boat.
To navigate safely, the change manager needs to accurately visualise different models of change.
When a change orchestrator has full awareness of the internal dynamics of a company, he or she is empowered to harmonise those dynamics into streamlined action. When organisations are fully visualised, the fog clears and the pathway towards end-to-end value and continual innovation can be clearly seen.
Active visualisation is about learning to understand organisational climates, and understanding how best to harness abilities for meaningful change.
2) Leading Decisions
Managers are tasked with making complex decisions. The root of good decision-making is communication. As a precision technique, communication is often misunderstood.
Frequently misinterpreted as a one-directional flow, communication within the context of innovative change is more holistic.
Engaging with staff in order to understand their thoughts, feelings, and perceptions enables leaders of change to grasp the dynamics of an organisation.
This is one communication feed.
Another is listening to customers, engaging with them, and actively interpreting their language. When decisions are fed by these vital streams of communication, a change architect has the necessary information upon which to calculate the strategy.
3) Constant Learning
Precision techniques are often discussed in the terminology of compartmentalisation. Tick box X and you will achieve Y.
There is an element of truth to this. Business technique acquisition gradually unlocks doors to greater awareness, understanding, and ability.
However, change agents understand that learning is the oxygen that fuels organisational growth, development, and regeneration.
Learning is grounded in both cognitive and behavioural capacities. An agile leader will explore any learning opportunity that arises and critically analyse the communicated knowledge in a way that enhances individual understanding and fuels organisational development.
For a constant learner, achieving Y is never enough.
The organisation feels the results of a constant learner in many ways: creative responses, enhanced agility, and the deep awareness that comes from streamlined communication of purposes.
Attitude & Awareness
Precision techniques begin with attitude and awareness. An adaptive workplace is one that can respond to any hazard. Fuelled by innovation, change should be invigorating and meaningful.
When change is led by an empowered individual who can visualise, who leads, and who constantly learns, the results are transformational. To find out more about adaptive practices and how our Climetrics system can transform the way your business approaches change, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.