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Refocus Your Team on the New Strategy

Most strategic change initiatives fail or at least hit some major bumps along the road. Ifyour team is struggling to adapt to a new strategy, try these three steps to get them back on track:

  • Push decision making down. If people are told to act differently, they feel like “doers” with little control or power. Let people make choices about how they will contribute to the new strategy.
  • Ask for input. If your people are stuck, ask them to suggest ways to remove the barriers that are holding them back.
  • Share successes. No one wants to change if she / he doesn’t think the new strategy will succeed. Whenever you make progress, no matter how small, share it with your team as evidence that the new strategy works.