November 18, 2019

Change? Sure, but what’s stopping you?

Barriers and traffic cones

You’re a manager and you want change.

What next?

Ask, “Do I want people to do different things or do things differently?”

In other words, do I want people to change WHAT they do, or HOW they do what they already do?

Now, hallucinate the future when the change is done. What would you notice about their behaviour that is different? Define the gap between their current behaviour and their ideal future behaviour. Get really clear about what you want, and the gap, so you can describe it easily. Write it down!

What’s stopping them right now from crossing the gap and doing the desired behaviours?

What are the barriers getting in the way?

Here’s a radical thought.

Ask them!

And you might like these tips on finding out the real drivers of the desire to change.

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

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