Change is Hard

“Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present
are certain to miss the future.”
~John F. Kennedy

Whether you’re a small startup or a large corporation, it is essential to embrace change in order for a business leader to inspire growth and performance among employees and to increase productivity rates. Change can be the most rewarding development for your business, yet one of the hardest for most of us to grasp. Most people fear change because of concern of loss or discomfort with the unknown. Learn to overcome your unease to open your mind and better yourself and your business.

As a business leader, the best way to navigate change is by sharing your plans with employees, getting them involved in the process while listening to their ideas and concerns. Understand that some of your employees may be looking at the change “what’s in it for them?” Make sure you show the positive aspects that this change will have upon the group, change can also be perceived as excitement instead of worry if promoted that way. This will make people feel more comfortable and on board with the change.

Instead of jumping right into the pool of change, take small steps in creating a bridge between your current situation and the change you want to make. This will serve as a map for your employees to follow to help them transition to the new change, allowing everyone to take the correct and necessary steps to create that change in the most rewarding and effective way to keep balance.

Don’t settle for the way things are, overcome your own fear of change to help your company or organization grow in the world of business. Allow for open conversations and a clear road map to where you want this change to lead your company.

Kelly D. Scott
Vistage Florida
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