When there’s a major change in the organisation, it’s important that everyone understands what is happening, how it will affect them and what they might need to do differently.
Too often the strategy is unclear or resides only in the heads of the top team. Lack of information is a breeding ground for discontent or anxiety. People can’t give their best if they’re stressed or uncertain what change means for them.
We run highly participative events where everyone can air their concerns as well as stimulate new ideas, enthusiasm and momentum for the way forward. This helps people throughout the organisation navigate the change. They walk away with a clear idea of what they’ll do next – and why. They also build a sense of openness and togetherness that’s essential for high morale.
Next time your organisation goes through any major change – ask yourself, are you just telling people about it, or giving people a chance to be fully involved and engaged in what’s happening?