Our reader poll today asks: How effectively do the leaders in your organization manage change?
- Extremely: We’re change management experts. 8%
- Very well: We do a solid job of managing change. 31%
- Marginally: We do OK but could do much better. 36%
- Not well: We struggle with managing change.14%
- Poorly: We have no idea how to manage change. 10%
Change requires focused effort. Most people focus on the change itself versus thinking through how they’ll manage the change and get people through it. Just because you implement a new system, launch the new product, or move to the new office, that doesn’t mean the change is done. If you’re not carefully planning for how to help your people deal with the change, you run the risk of attrition, project failure, and lower performance across the board. 60% of you report you’re marginal, at best, at managing change. The next time a major change effort comes along, invest the time in planning for that change and dedicating resources to getting your people through it.
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 240,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.