Effective Ways to Instigate Changes in Your Team

Posted on: February 28, 2019 Posted in:

What do you understand by Leadership? Well, in a way it means fighting for the highest good in your team members. One of the effective ways to instigate changes is through calibrating the highest quality of support for a healthy growth. This inculcates having the best conversation whenever required while providing right support and resource.

Many leaders doubt the capacity of adults to embrace these changes, especially when the habits have been ingrained within them during the course of their career. Usually, two kinds of situation take place when instigating people to change.

First Situation:

Manager giving a final warning and telling them that they will be put under rigorous watch.

Second Situation:

Making the person realize the reflection of his actions. Letting him experience what it feels to be like on the other side. Ask the person to step into other’s position and dig deeper into the issues.

We have seen the first situation taking place most of the time. The first situation is something people are used to. This pattern keeps on repeating and nothing changes. The second scenario has more tendency to work. Here are two reasons for that:

•   Show that you are for others, regardless of the required actions

•   Seeing themselves through other perspectives will help them take initiatives for change

Let’s see how this work:

1.   Showing you are for others

This means that you will work even harder rather than just shouting to help. In a way, it depicts that you have far more caring nature and you can set aside your convenience to fulfill the agenda. There will be times when you simply can’t do anything and person need to let go and move in search of a better fit. While sometimes you need a lot of investment. Despite the condition, following the second situation will help you break the ingrained pattern, which has been dragging them back. There are chances that your team member hasn’t deal with the approach of “I’m always there for you.”

2.   How it feels like to be on the other side

Well, when you keep on pointing out mistakes of your team members than there are chances that they will get into a defensive mode and rarely listen to you.

But when they realize it themselves through others who are trying to figure out a way for their possible good, then they are more likely to recognize the hurdles and take the initiatives for change.  Your team member will never respond with an attitude of you vs him but rather recast you two as partners in figuring out the solution for the possible benefit. To keep it precise, the first way is of rejecting the truth and second is helping them out on their personal growth.

From the above examples, we derive that leaders need more patience and an attitude of doing things for others to bring support with precision. Keeping the two scenarios in mind and acting accordingly team coaching will surprise you at how changes will be accepted among the team members.