Critical Change Elements

    Two kinds of common accelerating phenomenon:

    (1) Companies which maintain good performance reach the bottleneck, looking forward to breakthrough

    Hope to add more water into the full container, the enterprise must think out of the box, changing to a larger new container. In this case, the leader can engage top managers in one to two days mastermind workshop to review and brainstorm incremental innovation thinking strategy, business models, services, processes, and management. To create a shared vision, get the staff ready and equipped with new skills, ready to start to change.
    (2) Business leaders quickly adopted a common decision to change
    When "high speed trains suddenly turn at its high speed will causes it derailed. Leaders should speed up the managers and employees pace to adapt to new changes and preparation for change immune prevention.

    Frequent Asked Questions
    General setback during change process includes,

    No Clue – Innovative thinking not only used to develop new products, it could be well apply on management, service concept, business models and other sustainable development area. If organization faces issues in these areas, recommend management could learn and apply innovation techniques through different channels such as books, taking reference from other people’s practices (even other industry), through observation of other field, or bring in training. For reference purpose, in our two days training workshop, we teaches participants to understand the different types of thinking methods, and utilize both left and right brain to develop thoughts for series of innovation techniques, this inclusive individual innovative thoughts expansion tree, the subconscious thinking method that inventor Mr. Edison used, gaining resolution through dreams that the Singer sewing machine inventor used, mastermind innovation mechanism etc.

    Employee Resist New Plan – Although most organization recognize the benefits of the change process, however, most employee can’t escape from being under the shade of negative and victims throughout. When organization encounter these problems, management is recommended to conduct more coaching and harmonize communication, leading the thoughts of the team to a higher level of consideration, seeing things with bigger views, leading staffs to a big picture thinking with proactive action against change. Management team to continuously respond to different staffs’ reactions to change with different kinds of communication methods, to help staffs to adapt, adjust, tune in and accept the changes is the critical key to success in change management.
    Team Morale Drop Significantly – During change, we would find a common scenario whereby the staffs were worried about the uncertainties ahead. Due to the change in initial goals and sustenance, staffs easily lost and lose their morale. Recommend that the management team to continue establish common shared vision with staffs through effective communications and coaching. During the process of change management, management team is required to conduct close follow up on staffs progress, coach and help staffs or team to accomplish each stages success is the best motivations of all.

    Talent Attrition
    – While morale and work competency unable to cope with the new environmental change, staffs will encounter tremendous pressure and lead to high turnover of talents. Two psychologist, Mr. M.Csikszentmihalyi and Mr. Csikszentmihalyi (University of Cambridge England 1988 Articles) found out that during the situations whereby organization encounters rapid changes, if staffs are yet to acquire the necessary new skills shall face tremendous pressure and hence impact the staffs’ efficiency (See figure 1 below with the grey area on the left top corner).

    If organization facing these two scenarios, suggest that organization to take considerations from two aspect for improvement: (1) Eliminates the fears of change through training and coaching management team and staffs how to adapt to change. Normally, we putting them into a 2 days training workshop, through participating in interactive activities, leading management team and staffs to learn and acquire the 3 stages of change (a) Understand Change; (b) Change Awareness; (c) Acquire Change Intelligence (CQ) and all necessary skills to quickly adjust one mindsets and adapt to the change. (2) Outsource training to training and consulting company or through internal management team, training staffs in execution of new plan’s skills and techniques. For work related skills, normally direct training by superior is the best alternatives. It’s not only improve the team execution competency, it will help to establish trust and cohesion efforts among leaders, managers and team in the tough situations.
     Figure 1


    Financial Lost – The above scenario impact the financial lost from 2 different aspect:

    Predictable: recruitment fee, head hunting fee, costs within probation period, remuneration from job induction to familiarization, slowdown of production or operations, increment in waste etc.

    Unpredictable: opportunity cost, lost in customers along with staffs departure, work impact to superior during the transition period, team efficiency and effectiveness during team adjustment (breaking in) period etc.

    With sufficient advance preparation, most of the financial lost could be escaped.
    Critical Elements of 3 Stages of Change
    Figure 2
    The Benefits of Systemize Change

    Different levels will benefits from the three different change stages,

    Organization leaders utilizing the systematic innovative thinking to concentrate observation on few key elements. It helps leaders to improve strategic sensitivity and achieve the intended result with just half of the efforts. Standard change system will allow leaders to rectify and clarify change progress, hence seize the opportunities.

    Change committee and management team master with change, having the right way to rectify team morale during change. Smoothly complete mission and performance target through better change communication, training and coaching and innovative problem solving.

    Team able to adapt and embrace change with more constructive and positive manner through training and coaching and change immune prevention preparation. Team innovation competence will help all with proactive thinking, develop better competitive advantages, with the immune system and advance preparation through training and coaching, your team will adapt, adopt and embrace change in more positive manner. Team’s ability in innovation techniques will enable them to think proactively and develop whatever others don’t have, and if other had it would be a better product and services, better competitive advantages.

    In conclusion, leading change and innovation will prevent organization from unnecessary economy lost, and achieve positive transformation in an easier, more effective and more efficient manners. Click here to access to take reference of success case studies from other companies’ change details.

    Through proper planning of change and provide continuous learning opportunity to your team, you will be able to turn around difficulties to your advantages and opportunity to grow.

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