As the workplaces around the country and the world start planning for reopening, all of us are faced with yet another wave of change. This change may be welcome for some, frightening for others, but it will require careful navigation for all.
In their webinar “Flattening the Change Curve,” Psychological Associates Consultants David Rowan and Thomas Brooks shared insights into the how disruptive change impacts individuals and teams. The tools and strategies provided are useful in all aspects of life, particularly in these uncertain and ever-changing times.
Key Takeaways: Leading Through Disruptive Change
- The Change Curve isn’t a one-time event. Because situations evolve and people change, it’s important to check in on yourself and your teams frequently. The low stages of the Change Curve are often hidden from view, so asking good questions and really listening for answers is key.
- Everyone has dealt with disruptive change at some point in their life. Remember, disruption isn’t always caused by a pandemic. Thinking back to a time when you demonstrated resiliency can be helpful when thinking about how to move forward.
- Leaders need to flatten their own change curve before they can help others. Moving through the steps and feeling these emotions is perfectly normal. Finding tools for stress management, connecting to others, and taking ownership of your work and your future are key.
For more resources on working through change, make sure to check out our previous webinars. Topics include Crisis Leadership, Learning from a Crisis, Emotional Intelligence In Challenging Times, and The Power of Resiliency. For updates on future webinars and additional resources, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter.