Change is a word that is used so frequently in so many situations it seems important to clarify the type of change I am referring to when discussing the rethinking process.
The SmartPlan360™ Platform provides you with an objective roadmap to know which of the four types of change to pursue:
- Tweaks: Small incremental changes made throughout an organization leaving the vision, mission, and values intact.
- Transitions: Changes to policy, business practices, and operations using the organization’s current human and financial resources.
- Transformations: Changes to the organizational structure, roles, and responsibilities with the possibility of also changing human and financial resources.
- Turnarounds: Changes that are traumatic often impact financial, strategic, and operations that are required to “save” the organization from financial ruin.
The ability to rethink a strategic challenge is the lifeblood of any organization, large or small, for-profit, or non-profit, privately-held, or publicly traded. Rethinking keeps a business and all other types of organizations healthy. I have helped CEOs, Executive Directors, and Senior Leaders successfully rethink their business strategies for three decades.
So, you can imagine how I react when a leader tells me their business is in serious need of rethinking, but they cannot decide the process they will use to make the change. This situation is made even more complicated when some team members welcome change, while others strongly resist it.
My challenge to you is this: Be open to hearing new things that challenge what may have been normalized by years of use. I’ve learned that it is imperative to face the facts. Facts are your friends––data is your friend––although challenging, friends nonetheless.
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