Friday 11 November 2016

3 key must do's when the status quo is no longer serving you

The Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, the large vote for non traditional political parties in the recent Australian election, which almost toppled the Government, and the election of Donald Trump, are just three examples of many that indicate widespread dissatisfaction with the status quo (normal).

Trump is actually calling this a movement, which is one thing I would agree with him about.

Closer to home to your business, the rise of organisations like UBER, Airbnb, and a zillion other technology enabled companies, are showing every day what happens to traditional businesses who ignore dissatisfaction with the status quo.

3 key must do's when the status quo is no longer serving you, and better still before it stops serving you!

1) Disrupt yourself

In your business there are areas where employees, customers/clients, and other stakeholders, are dissatisfied.

You already know where there's trouble.

Appreciate it, acknowledge it, and start taking collaborative corrective action today.

2) Begin today to ensure that you are systematically, and forever onwards, reviewing processes

Processes include policies, procedures, practices, and systems. These are the stuff of modern management. Review everything in the light of this question - Does this mean it's simple for people to bring the best version of themselves to their work?

Wherever the answer is no to this question, take immediate collaborative corrective action.

3) Make imagining what can be and moving there, one quantum leap at a time, part of your cultural DNA

Life and work are a continuous journey of moving from what is to what can be. Yet, as Eckhart Tolle has so wonderfully observed, "stress is caused by being here, and wanting to be there."

One quantum leap at a time action significantly reduces stress and resistance to change.

The above is the change process I use in the beginning of my work with individuals and teams. Then over time I help my clients to create your own change process.

What is your change process? You must have one if you're to thrive in a world where movements are rapidly replacing the status quo when sameness is no longer serving.

Who will you become? What will you do next?

Be remarkable.

PS My Changing What's Normal book may help you. During the release of my latest publication, The Appreciative Leader handbook, you can download Changing What's Normal with my compliments simply by signing up for my Monday Morning Momentum Musings here.

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