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Managing Organisational Change To Get Results

Get Results: nothing changes if nothing changes
Get Results: nothing changes if nothing changes

Managing organisational CHANGE

Change is hard for one person, doing it yourself can be really difficult, let alone managing the change of a whole organisation.

Everyone is different, motivated by different things, with their own personal insecurities and fears.

How is it even possible to manage what is essentially a very personal thing, but on a one-size-fits-all basis, as you would with a large organisation?

We have one thing in common, in that we all want to improve our current situation, to feel we are improving in some way. This can come about through…

  • Feeling more valued
  • Feeling we are contributing more through our job function
  • Learning new skills
  • Our ability to make use of our talents
  • Being trusted more to use our judgments and skills
  • Not feeling like we are being exploited and used without any of the benefits
  • believing we can move forwards or upwards within the organisation
  • feeling we are not getting caught up in unnecessary politics within the workplace, and being supported when flare ups occur

It’s important we don’t over pander to employees, instead treat them as adults, with responsibilities, but be supportive, when required.

Get Results: the process of transition
Get Results: the process of transition

There are lots of frameworks that lay out the step by step stages people may pass through, throughout the change process; feeling anxiety, happiness, denial, then fear, guilty, depression, hostility, and finally acceptance (as in the illustration above). These kinds of frameworks can give us some appreciation of the possible stages our employees may go through, but they aren’t going to help us actually manage the change process, because they fail to account for the complexity of individual employees and the fact that employees have different fears, and motivations, and will be going through different stages and emotions at different times and for different reasons.

Let’s now look at the possible objections employees might have to any organisational change.

Get Results: emotional and practical
Get Results: emotional and practical

Why employees resist CHANGE

They may fear losing something from the  current status quo.

They may just be indifference to the change process and/or destination the organisation is hoping to move towards.

They just can’t see or don’t agree with big picture vision of what the organisation is wanting to do.

They don’t agree with the path forward and the possible discomfort they might have to endure while making the transition, or they might just think there is a better solution available to the organisation.

They might feel they are already overworked and don’t want more workload on top of what’s currently on their table.

They may feel ignored or excluded in the decision making process.

They may fear a loss of face, responsibility, job security as a result of the change process.

They may be suspicious of some hidden agenda – fear a devaluation at some point – lack of trust in those who yield power.

They may feel change will be slow or it might prevent some self interested increase  or advancement further down the line.

They may fear they will lack autonomy going forward or fear extra responsibility in future, which they are uncomfortable about.

Now not every employee will have such objections, others will have some or all of the above. A one-fits-all solution is not going to be an effective approach to implementing change because of such complexities.

The way ahead for long lasting CHANGE

So the question becomes, how do we effectively manage change, taking all these concerns and complexities into consideration?

Well you would have to first ensure that the organisation goals and change process are aligned to the inspirations of employees whilst actively managing their fears on a one to one basis.

This could be achieved by ensuring they feel more valued, have more autonomy, learn more skills, are trusted to make decisions, are able to contribute more etc.

The change process will only be successful, if employees are involved, are part of the process, and benefit from the changes.

Take employees through the getresults.org.uk framework, and improve their self awareness, improve their ability and willingness to take responsibility, ensure they are open minded and able to see possibilities rather than risks, help  them be more committed to the process of change, by dealing with their own fears, discomfort and conflicts with the support of the organisation, at every stage.  Sign up for our newsletter for more info.

Change requires employees to acquire the necessary knowledge to make progress, be more motivated to seek improvements and learn better techniques and methods, and embrace the opportunities to improve productivity.

The organisations leadership should be like a gardener, preparing the ground, the space, to make it easy for nature to do it’s thing, rather than being like the carpenter, who tries to control every aspect of the work, shaping it to his/her wishes.

If your method for change doesn’t align with the natural instincts of employees, and doesn’t take advance of human nature, you’re facing a path of conflict and struggle.

In his book “Brave new work”, Aaron Dignan uses the following method for organisational change.

Get Results: the transformation loop
Get Results: the transformation loop

This is an inclusive, persistent, continual process of evolution rather than revolution, where employees are empowered to remain involved in the evolving process permanently. It breaks away from a linear process, one step, then the next, and instead involves looping through a cycle of noticing Tension, Practice and Experimentation. I’d recommend checking out his book for more about this approach.

For more info about getting results and the methodology we use, sign up for our newsletter, or look through the information on this website.

 

Be Creative and Connect With Something Deep Inside

Get Results: creativity is just connecting things in a new way
Get Results: creativity is just connecting things in a new way

Connecting with your creative instinct can provide you with a deep sense of fulfillment. Creativity has a way of directly touching something in our soul. Personally I find it rejuvenating, fulfilling and even spiritual.

Be more creative!

For efficiency we tend towards path of least resistance, often this is the path taken before; routine, habit, structure.

We have to dig deeper to get more creative.

Get off the path of least resistance, and try something new, a change of direction.

Step out of your comfort zone and learn a new skill.

Specialisation is rewarded by society, but it is binding and narrowing, whereas trying lots of different things, means a greater variety of inputs, more influences, more diverse experiences.

To do new things, you have to be confused and frustrated, at least to start and to be creative, to think outside the box, you have to be willing to be wrong.

Brains are novelty seekers, they gets bored easily.

We have to push boundaries.

If we go too crazy, too far out, nobody is going to follow us there. The secret is to explore the range of possibilities, pushing boundaries  everywhere to figure out what works and push the limits of creativity.

Our brains can interfere with the creative process, we fear failure. Don’t be afraid of failure – success rises from the ashes of failure. Embrace the possibility of failure as an opportunity to try and learn

You don’t have to invent something completely new to be creative, use an old idea in a new way. Blend different ideas into new ideas, different things into new things.

Develop a creative mindset, take risks and try something new TODAY!

Healthy Eating: Grilled Chicken and Orange Salad Couscous

Get Results: Healthy Eating Grilled Chicken and Orange Salad Couscous
Get Results: Healthy Eating Grilled Chicken and Orange Salad Couscous

Simple and easy meal to make. If you fancy a bit different taste to usual BBQ chicken flavour, why not try this?

Grilled boneless thigh chicken marinated in fresh
Juice of 1 whole orange
Juice of 1 whole lemon
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
A little bit of salt and pepper.
Done.
Serve with couscous and salad. I made leaf lettuce, spring onions, peeled oranges and salt and pepper for my salad. 

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Healthy Eating: Couscous and Sticky Chicken BBQ

Get results: couscous and sticky chicken bbq
Get results: couscous and sticky chicken bbq

Check out this great easy to make meal of fresh and fruity homemade couscous on a bed of lettuce along with sticky chicken BBQ.

Remember weight loss starts with healthy eating, otherwise it undermines your exercise routine. It’s all about getting the balance right between calories in versus calories out.

Healthy Eating: Famous Filipino Dish Adobo

Get Results: healthy eating - Filipino dish Adobo
Get Results: healthy eating – Filipino dish Adobo

This is one of my favorite dishes…

Chicken or pork cooked in garlic, onions, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and ground pepper.

With fried plantain(banana) lady finger, and aubergine.

Yummy!

Healthy Eating: Baked Seabass Fillet

Get Results: baked seabass fillet
Get Results: baked seabass fillet

Eating healthy is vitally important for weight loss, because otherwise it undermines your exercise efforts. I’ve lost over 3 stones largely due to eating healthy. I don’t go to the gym, I just go walking. I’ve kept the  weight off for over 12 months now, so I’m doing something right. You can do it too!

Here are the ingredients…

  • Saute the garlic and sliced chorizo in the olive oil
  • Add chopped onions and whole or sliced cherry tomatoes, chillies and pre boiled sliced potatoes.
  • Add salt, pepper and fresh or dried parsley.
  • Then add the mixture into the baking dish with the fish.
    Season the fish with salt.
  • Bake in the pre heated oven 200°C for about 30minutes or until the fish is fully cooked.

Healthy Eating – Thai Beef Stir Fry

Get Results: healthy eating - thai beef stir fry
Get Results: healthy eating – thai beef stir fry
  • Ribeye Beef strips marinated with garlic, oyster sauce, sugar and a little bit of fish sauce.
  • Saute garlic and chillies with a little bit of oil
  • Add marinated beef and stir fry for a few minutes til it’s cooked and add thai basil leaves.
  • Prawn Vegetable stir fry.
  • Saute garlic and onions with a little oil
  • Add lil bit of tomato paste and prawns.
  • Stir and add vegetables with vegetable seasoning and cook for a few minutes til veges are cooked. 

Healthy Eating – Peri Peri Chicken And Potato Salad

Get Results: healthy eating - peri peri chicken and potato salad
Get Results: healthy eating – peri peri chicken and potato salad

Piri piri chicken and potato salad leaf, beetroot with honey and mustard dressing.

Invest In Yourself

Get Results: do something for your future self
Get Results: do something for your future self

Time spent on self improvement is time well spent. Investing time into educating yourself is of the utmost importance on your journey through life and it can also be great fun.

I’ve been interested in self improvement for many years and during time I collected many gigabytes of information.

I realised I needed to organise this knowledge into a coherent form, so that I could retrieve and deploy it when needed. I figured it was not enough just to discover and learn the information, but far more importantly, to make use of it.

People talk about the benefits of education; reading books, watching tutorials and sometimes they’ll brag of reading a few books a week, but how much of that knowledge is forgotten over time? Before I’d developed the model, I’d forgotten much of what I’d learned previously.

I decided to record what I’d learned and try to break things down into a framework that would help me make the most use of it. I intended to do one for business, one for marketing, one for spiritual wellbeing and one for health.

However I realised that what I’d developed could be transferred from one area of life to another.

This is the deep down framework is focused on how people actual behave in the wild; why they do and don’t do things, how thoughts form into beliefs and instruct behaviours, and subsequently, experiences. And how experiences feedback into thoughts and beliefs and ultimately influence our motivation, knowledge acquisition and productivity going forward.
After developing the basis of the GETRESULTS model, I developed other subject specific layers on top of it, which could be used in particular areas of life, such as business, marketing, spiritual wellbeing, health and relationships. These included specific strategies and tactics. – for instance marketing requires winning and keeping attention at its heart, and there are a number of tactics that can be executed to achieve this.

This website is a labour of love. I have other business interests, but enjoy helping others on their self improvement journey, and use this website as a vehicle for doing that.

Have a good look around the site, and thanks for taking time to check us out.