We’re in the era of “always-on transformation,” says organizational change expert, Jim Hemerling, during his TED Talk on tactics businesses can use to successfully implement change. The rate of globalization and technological advancements require organizations to be nimble to adapt to an ever-shifting landscape. Change can be difficult, exhausting, and we typically resist it when it’s imposed on us. But if leaders are more proactive in their execution, they won’t leave employees in crisis mode. Decision-makers need to resist the comfort of focusing on short-term results so as not to mortgage the company’s future. So how can this be accomplished seamlessly?
Here are five strategic imperatives to implementing change:
- Inspire through purpose
- Go all in
- Enable people with the capabilities they need to succeed
- Instill a culture of continuous learning
- Be an inclusive leader
Organizations in the modern business world are constantly transforming. But as long as they always put people first, it doesn’t have to be a bumpy ride.