To survive, a business must be flexible and adapt to changing market forces.
Change is good
Many internal and external factors instigate the need for change. New business owners, the creation of new company groups and revised product ranges due to changes in the market are significant external factors which necessitate radical changes.
Management may make changes to the existing organisation to improve efficiency. This, in turn, can create the need for further on going changes when personnel are moved within the organisation, adopting new roles and new responsibilities which don’t quite sit right.
Coping with change
People do not cope easily with change. However, an external coach is a powerful ally in the battle to see the challenge as a new opportunity, rather than a potential roadblock to development.
The best coach motivates and inspires the entire team. Acting as a facilitator, a coach assists the team to find its own solutions by identifying and building on common values and strengths. When each team member believes that the team success is more important than individual success, the team unites in a common purpose.
Working at all levels of the organisation, an efficient coach supports managers by being a sounding board for new managers’ thinking and ideas as they embrace a changing role.
The key to successful change lies within the team – members are simply guided towards discovering their own solutions.