Change is the New Norm
Looking for the good old days where everything was fairly predictable? Well, welcome to the new world where Change is the New Norm. This will be the standard that new leaders and managers will be judged upon – their ability to become Change Masters.
Okay, so what is happening that causes this new round of change? We are in a dynamic new work environment that is changing the definition of norm or “normal.” The new world includes the continuing effects of globalization, complexity, technological advances in many functional arenas, joint ventures, and hard to locate boundaries between organizations.All these factors are creating unique situations for every type of organization. Then, throw in the worst economic environment since the great depression, and you either change things or things will change you! Leaders must master implementing organizational change to match the speed of change in the external environments.
No longer can we expect the traditional calm operational and customer responses – the static and predictable business patterns are gone with the wind. In the past, change was limited to certain managerial fads or short term change projects. The future calls for a new point of view by leaders and executives.
To really prosper in the future – to dominate your market – leaders will need to abandon their desire for total control and consistent processes working the same methods everyday, selling the same product or services for years, or being able to predict the future results accurately.Change management will become a core competence.
The only way you will get to the front of the line in the future is to MASTER CHANGE. Continuous change will be the accepted norm in the future – actually today, now and in the present. Get real and develop a culture that loves to work in a state of continuous change. When you get the culture accepting change – your people will lead you into the future as a winner.
During the week, I will be sharing ideas for implementing change within your organization. Remember, the key to mastering change is to get your people to a level accepting and working with change. The best people for this level of performance are more adaptive and flexible than the “old school of traditional” workers.