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How to Turn Change Management Into Personal Development

Transitional periods in organizations not only affect the company at large, but each individual’s contribution towards their team. Often times, change in an organization leads to shifts in management and departmental hierarchy, ultimately leading to a shift in each individuals’ contribution within the company.

According to an article on business.com, one important element in the face of challenges is developing yourself. The goal during this period of change is to let go of your reactions and instead put your energy toward the things you can control. Your personal development comes from moving yourself from disappointment or frustration to focusing on positive behaviors that support you within this new reality. Keep these chosen behaviors aligned with your thoughts, words and actions.

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1 Reason Why Most Change Management Efforts Fail

Change in an organization is inevitable. Unfortunately, however, most organizational change efforts take longer and are more costly than leaders and managers initially anticipate. In fact, McKinsey and Company revealed that 70% of all company transformations fail.

According to the article “1 Reason Why Most Change Management Efforts Fail”, during these transition periods, “change battle fatigue” can set in amongst employees. Even when companies make great strides forward, fatigue can derail even the most valiant efforts for change. This can have a detrimental effect towards a company’s overall culture.

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How to Turn Your Employees into Brand Advocates

We can all agree that attaining and retaining top talent is critical to a company’s success. Today, through social media platforms such as Glassdoor, negative reviews can tarnish an employer’s brand and turn qualified candidates in the opposite direction. Outside of standard recruitment marketing efforts, taking action as an employer to enlist your employees as advocates can lead to a more authentic voice and overshadow the negative outliers.

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