‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’ Peter Drucker
You can have a great strategy in place for changing and evolving your busines, however if you don't have your team on board, it will remain just that, a strategy.
Focus on the People!
At the heart of any business is its people, therefore your results are in their hands. Bearing that in mind, doesn’t it make sense to ensure that they are contributing at a consistently high level?
The question is, how do you ensure they are or even want to?
With change you are asking your people to change, perhaps changing things that they have been doing a certain way for many years. Do you think this will be easy for them? Most people resist change, and even if you ask yourself honestly, you may also resist change on certain levels. However change is essential, not only for success in these uncertain economic times, but it is also essential for survival.
There are multiple Strategies out there, and at the core, focusing on your Team’s pains is a great funnel for leading change programs and getting people to take action.
Within any organization, the most successful programs are the ones where there are commitment at all levels and a willingness for the people on the ground to work with the Management and Director Team. It is simply not good enough to tell people you are changing, they need to want to take action.
A trust is required between all levels of the business, hence a communication strategy is required to cater for that. A program is also required to ensure that your team is achieving maximum satisfaction in their roles in order for them to offer a high level of contribution that will directly lead to improved business performance