Bridging strategy and leadership with non-negotiable standards
What happens when standards are not met?
As a leader, it can be an almost unbearable temptation to let off steam, when subordinate employees do not comply with a set of agreed-upon standards. However, only meaningful actions at an individual level have the power to affect behaviour.
The authentic manager makes mistakes
If, as a manager, you are brutally honest about a strategic change, you risk that parts of, or the entire basis for, the change is called into question, or that it becomes evident that there are things you do not know about the forthcoming change.
Engagement – a source of energy that never dries out
Engagement means everything. Research shows that when we are engaged, our efficiency, productivity and value creation increase by a factor of 4 compared to a scenario where we “just” go to work with no other motivation than making a living.
Change for change's sake
Never change a winning team is a philosophy that many of us support. We rarely question its truth because it makes so much sense at an intuitive level.
We believe that people support what they create. Promoting engagement, understanding and commitment will not only ensure the well-being of your staff, it will guarantee your change project’s success.
To stay competitive, change must be part of the way you think and act.
If you ensure that your restructuring project is designed and handled in a humane and respectful manner, it will be much easier for your organisation to move forward.