Shifting MindsetAccelerating transformation and performance
Mindset is the key to transformation
If you really want to transform business performance you must change minds. If you change the way that people think, you’ll change the way they feel. Hearts and minds.
If you focus simply on changing behaviour, but don’t change mindsets, people might comply with ways of working. Things might be a bit better as a result; more efficient, more effective, but is that transformation?
Transforming your business requires more than changing the way people do things. It means making shifts in how they think; how they feel; and what they do.
We can help you transform performance by shifting mindsets and building ‘changeability’ by:
- Helping your project team develop more impactful change and engagement strategies
- Developing more effective change leaders
- Troubleshooting issues relating to engagement and resistance.
We are experts in connecting mindset to business outcomes
We understand how different mindsets contribute to drivers of business performance such as innovation, customer care or collaboration.
We also understand the dynamics of behaviour change and tensions that make change difficult, creating resistance.
We’ve done the hard yards on complex, difficult transformations and led operational teams through change. We’ve lived to tell the tale and learned important lessons along the way.
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Why doesn’t change management work?
Actually, we believe in the value of change management. In the hands of skilled people, we don’t doubt that change management methodology makes a difference.
But.. ..while people change as individuals, transformation programmes tend to be driven by budgets, project plans and delivery timescales. As a result, change management can become very ‘processy’, mechanical and generic.
Our aim is to add value to change management, boosting your change management efforts, helping your change managers and leaders create more impact by winning hearts and minds.
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