More often than not, humans will put up a fight when asked to make a change. Change doesn’t feel natural and it certainly isn’t easy. Given 70% of major change initiatives fail, it’s understandable that we have the instinct to run for the hills when presented with a major change management project. They usually fail and disrupt everything along the way.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
As a leader, in order to make change really stick you need to engage your teams on the vision and reason for the change — and this starts with training. Kris Dunn, CHRO of Kinetix and founder of Fistful of Talent, and Ed Baldwin, an HR consultant, have been touring the country helping organizations implement Agile Change concepts. Last week I sat down with them during the L&D Hangout with Fistful of Talent to discuss:
- Why models like Kotter’s 8-Step Model are still relevant, but at times don’t unlock the potential in your organization
- Why change management is more about getting your employees to innovate than it is about understanding the change you’re forcing on them
- What Agile means in the space of change management training, and
- How managers and executives can embrace employee involvement in change activities without giving up control of strategic direction or team vision
Check out a recording of the candid and insightful conversation to hear how you can swiftly and effectively implement agile change methods in your organization!