published originally 8/10/16
Keeping in the spirit of the Summer Olympics, we get to witness the world’s most awe inspiring athletes challenging themselves beyond physical and mental limits. That makes it a perfect time for us to re-assess our own challenges in business, relationships, health and personal goals. Universally, change no matter what size, carries a lot of weight – but it doesn’t have to. Change can come in many flavors: perspective, paradigm shift, habit, response, reaction, or process. Idea: Give that autopilot a little coffee break and determine if the current route is truly the best one. Use this as a tool for change management; assess pain points and flush them out.
- Evaluate & assess current situation
- Know the Why
- Benefits & disadvantages of changing
- Benefits & disadvantages for staying the same
- Skills & knowledge required
- Help from resources, people, or groups
- Plan of action & deadlines (calendar)
- Monitor & track progress
Many companies are able to go through substantial changes and experience extraordinary results by using a similar process. You and your team will have an improved perspective while getting unstuck and leaping over hurdles like an Olympian.
Article written by Laura M. Moutal, Manager of Marketing & Communications at Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office