Considering the rapid pace and evolution required for businesses to stay competitive, companies need to be nimble and fluid enough to embrace change and new ways of thinking. As such, a chief understanding of change management becomes crucial. For this very reason, we’ve written extensively on this same topic.
Being cognizant of the fact that most C-suite employees (such as CEOs, CFOs and CPOs) are confined by the limited time resources, here’s is a quick overview on the do’s and don’t for thinking about, embracing, setting yourself up for new direction:
- Big management change starts from the top down
- Adopt a failing forward mentality
- Rethink of criticism as a force for good regarding innovation
- Include millennials in your change management efforts – they’re redefining managerial protocols
- Find ways to continuously streamline your business
- Do not exclude eclectic digital skills from your employee recruitment efforts
- In the process of developing new products and services, be not engrossed in the “features” to the detriment of the "people" it's meant to help
- If you assume that an investment in Corporate Social Responsibility efforts isn’t a crucial business imperative, you might be shooting yourself in the foot.
- Don’t think of any department or business sector in singular terms or isolation
I hope this cheat-sheet offers you a bite-size synopsis of what to do when/if you are considering making transformative efforts within your company. Don’t forget to come back to this page if the concept eludes you in the process of implementation.
Wishing you godspeed!