Change, challenge and champions.
You’ve been through major change. You’re facing a large-scale challenge. To move forward, you need champions.
Has your organisation been through major change? A restructure, merger or coronavirus-related pivot, upscale or downscale of operations?
This can leave senior teams under immense pressure, but their ability to gel and work together productively will be vital to bringing the whole business with you through the change.
Financial crises, and the unprecedented problems arising from the global pandemic, will be testing senior teams like never before. There may be different views on the way forward, and individual difficult circumstances impacting engagement and ability to be present. The firms that survive will be the ones who build resilience fast and have a team ready to work together, look ahead and do what needs to be done.
Are you looking ahead to the future, reshaping business strategy, with an eye on new markets or new ways of working? Your senior team need to be the champions of this strategy, on board, engaged, ready to work together, create and innovate. And the rest of the workforce need to be your champions too, brand ambassadors led by a united, motivational, reassuring and inspirational senior team.
Dysfunctional teams, toxic work cultures, a breakdown in mutual trust and empathy will stand in the way of managing change, challenges and creating champions.