Our reader poll today asks: How deliberate are you about applying change management practices when your team faces a large change?
- Very: I put a lot of effort into managing the change and dealing with change issues 46.47%
- Somewhat: I apply change management practices for big and important changes 46.46%
- Not very: I infrequently apply change management practices in the face of change 5.05%
- Not at all: I’m not sure what good change management practices even look like 2.02%
Change doesn’t happen on its own. 93% of you report being reasonably rigorous in your change management efforts. Bravo! Underestimating how challenging a change will be can doom your decisions to failure. Since so many of you report doing a good job in your change management efforts, take those skills to the next level. Start teaching your team members how to properly manage change. Don’t let it be a process they learn by osmosis. Help them see how you think about change. Show them the tools you use to manage change. Include them in change planning. Delegate parts of the change management to them so they can learn to be change leaders in the future. A leader’s job is to create the next generation of leaders. Here’s a great opportunity for you to build your team members’ skills.
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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.