Do you create change or are you more comfortable managing change?
Describe what you are asked to do, the people you work with, and the environment and resources available to accomplish outcomes. These factors impact whether projects, people, and environments focus on creating, managing, or mitigating change.
In every organization, there are managers and there are creators. Certain colleagues are natural innovators. Yet others default towards order-taker roles. Traditionalists are more comfortable keeping everyone coloring inside the lines of organizational core capabilities. However, explorers push those boundaries to the edge of what is possible.
Where do you fit within this continuum? Engage me to present one of my keynotes, workshops, and coaching. I focus everyone on creating richer and rewarding, human-focused, purpose-driven, cross-functional outcomes. Together, one millimeter at a time.
When you are more comfortable managing change, you tend to leave the innovating, creating, and risk-taking up to someone else.
You are more than happy taking over and managing change once all the drama of innovation is resolved. Your management style leverages plug-and-play professional habits. Plus, you can select tools from existing frameworks of processes, practices, and mindset. Yet, consider that your frameworks, systems, and tools are the result of other change innovations “way back when”. Yesterday’s Change is Today’s Status Quo. What happens Tomorrow?
However, when you are more comfortable creating change, the previous paragraph makes you wonder: “Where’s the fun in perpetuating the status quo?”
Who are the people on your teams and in your organizations who are more comfortable managing change? Are you one of those people? Then, who are the people who are more comfortable being uncomfortable? These professionals thrive on catalyzing the change which eventually will be managed. Do you thrive in this environment and mindset?
Catalyzing and managing Tomorrow’s Change requires you and your colleagues to traverse these systemic, technical, and human dynamics: together. As a result, you co-create and manage richer and rewarding, human-focused, cross-functional outcomes. One millimeter at a time.
Well, the question remains: are you more comfortable managing change or creating that change? In purpose-driven, strategically aligned organizations, professionals developing both capabilities are mandatory.
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Babette Ten Haken’s One Millimeter Mindset™ programs catalyze people who solve problems differently to collaborate more successfully. Become more professionally visible, cross-functionally relevant, and strategically valuable as you create and implement innovative and robust business outcomes together. Babette is a business-oriented STEM professional, qualitative Voice of the Customer facilitator, PMI-certified Wicked Problem Solver, Duke Corporate Education licensed Strategic Agility practitioner, and Six Sigma Green Belt (Quality). She is a member of the SHRM, PMI, the National Speakers Association (NSA). Her playbook of cross-functional collaboration, Do YOU Mean Business? is available in soft cover and digital formats on Amazon.com. Contact Babette here. Image source: Adobe Stock.