Don’t cut the change process short. Instead, set aside time to reflect and prepare for future change.
The pace of change in business today is accelerating–fueled in large part by the disruption that new technologies bring. And research from McKinsey shows that companies are struggling to keep up.
For leaders, that means taking a closer look at the way you manage change from start to finish. Whether the change comes in the form of a new software system, a merger or acquisition, or even just a small shift in process, how can you ensure your approach will lead to business success?
In my experience, the challenge is often that leadership doesn’t see the change process all the way through. I’ve written recently about Ann Salerno’s six stages of change, and how effectively leading your team through the first four stages (loss, anger, doubt, discovery) will help everyone become productive again. But stopping there is a mistake.